University Approves 3.9% Tuition Increase in 2018-19 Academic Year

By Duane Paul Murphy The Catholic University of America’s Board of Trustees announced Wednesday, January 24th a 3.9% increase in tuition for the upcoming 2018-2019 academic school year in order to accommodate university expansion. A physical letter was sent out to the parents and students’ permanent address nationwide from the university’s Office of the President, Read More …

Possible Racially-charged Vandalism Incident Occurs in Ryan Hall

By Rachel Stevens This past week, a possibly racially-charged incident occurred on the third floor of Ryan Hall, a freshman girls dorm. As part of the North Neighborhood 2 community, Ryan Hall is a traditional style dormitory with shared hallway bathrooms on each floor. Political signs posted anonymously by students in the hallways and bathrooms Read More …

Female University Faculty Discuss Catholic Womanhood in Q&A Panel

 By Lindsey Valancius On Monday evening, a group of roughly 60 freshmen women with a sprinkling of some upperclassmen women gathered at Heritage Hall for an evening of reflection on what it means to be a Catholic woman. The evening was coordinated by the female student ministers who run Behold, an offshoot organization of Campus Ministry Read More …

The Tower – February 2nd, 2018

Click here for our newest edition! Year 95, Edition #15 In this week’s edition: Economics major moving to School of Arts & Sciences University approves 3.9% tuition increase for 2018-19 Possibly racially-charged incident in Ryan Hall Op-ed: Open Letter to DREAMers from Dept. of Modern Languages Super Bowl LII Sports Edition: Fan Perspectives, Prop Bets, and Read More …

Catholic Announces $6 Million Donation to Finance New Dining Hall

By Rachel Stevens On Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018, Catholic University announced exciting news about a $6 million donation from an anonymous couple. This generous and large contribution to the University will go towards the creation of a new state-of-the-art dining hall to be completed by 2020. As it stands, the new dining hall will be double Read More …

SGA Senate Works to Open McGivney Hall 24/7 During Finals Week

By Jimmy Cassidy In its first Senate meeting of the semester, Catholic University’s Student Government Association (SGA) convened to discuss study spaces on campus during finals week and student safety in the McMahon parking lot. In the first resolution proposal of the evening Monday, January 22nd, senators stated that students need more places to study Read More …

Catholic University Students Attend Women’s March in DC

By Liz Friden Over one million people from across the country attended the Women’s marches this past Saturday, January 20th.  Last year’s women’s marches were held the day after President Trump’s inauguration in response to his controversial election, and the momentum was kept up this year as marchers continuing to raise awareness of women’s issues. Thousands Read More …

Author George Weigel Shares Thoughts and Stories on Pope John Paul II in Book Q&A

By Thomas Dompkowski Acclaimed Catholic author and NBC News Senior Vatican Analyst George Weigel addressed a group of about one hundred students, faculty members, and visitors about his newest book on Pope St. John Paul II, Lessons in Hope. The lecture, Q&A, book signing, and reception took place on Monday, January 22nd, at 6 PM Read More …

University Community Participates in Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

By Abby Anderko All across the country on Monday, January 15th, people commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was a civil rights leader in the 1960s. He is most well-known for his empowering speeches such as “I Have a Dream” and “Beyond Vietnam”. For many like those at Catholic University, this Read More …