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Catholic University Holds 129th Commencement Ceremony

Courtesy of Liz Friden By John Connolly Under a blazing sun and a few clouds, the Catholic University of America held its 129th Commencement Ceremony on the east steps of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. A total of 1,627 degrees were given from twelve academic schools, including seven honorary degrees. Read More …

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Catholic University Students Concerned with Partisan Gerrymandering

By Duane Paul Murphy Gerrymandering appears to be one of the most definitive electoral issues in the history of the United States. It has become a staple of political manipulation since the beginning of partisan politics. Gerrymandering is defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as a political method to divide a territory into specific election districts Read More …

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The Tower – April 27th, 2018

Click here for our final edition of the year! Year 95, Edition #25 In this edition: Students and Faculty give input on Academic Renewal proposal in ad hoc committee meetings Final SGA Senate meeting recap “Francis at Five” – panel examines Pope Francis’ five years in Rome Op-ed: Record Store Day in the digital age Op-ed: Read More …

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Students and Faculty Give Input on Academic Renewal Proposal in Ad Hoc Meetings

By Amanda McShane, Jimmy Cassidy, Katie Ward Catholic University students and faculty gave their feedback and input on the Academic Renewal proposal in two Academic Senate ad hoc committee meetings on Wednesday, April 25th. The feedback revolved mostly around the aspect of the proposal detailing the removal of 35 faculty by next fall, either voluntarily Read More …

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Vatican Writers Discuss Pope Francis Five Years After His Election

By Katie Ward On Wednesday, April 25th, the Institute for Human Ecology hosted a “Francis At Five: Examining the Pontificate of Pope Francis” panel of Vatican writers to celebrate and analyze the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ papal election. The event was hosted in Heritage Hall and attended by over 150 people. The panelists included Read More …

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SGA Senate Looks Ahead in Final Meeting of Academic Year

By Abby Anderko On Monday April 25th, the Student Government Association (SGA) Senate held its 10th and final meeting of the year. The meeting covered four new resolutions, spanning between a tabled resolution about student input on the new dining hall to replacing plastic bags with paper bags in the POD. The Senate also passed Read More …

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The Tower – April 20th, 2018

Click here for our newest edition! Year 95, Edition #24 In this week’s edition: Media & Communication Studies Department to be retained in School of Arts & Sciences University announces speaker for 129th Commencement Ceremony Founders Day and Odyssey Day considered a financial success Op-ed: It’s Not Easy Being Green Op-ed: A psychological look at empty Read More …

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Former First Lady Barbara Bush Passes Away

By Alexander Santana America lost a much beloved and admired first lady with the tragic passing of Barbara Bush, the wife of the 41st President George H.W. Bush and the mother of the 43rd President George W. Bush. Barbara Pierce Bush passed away on Tuesday, April 17th at the age of 92 surrounded by her Read More …

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Media Department to be Retained in School of Arts and Sciences

By Duane Paul Murphy The Catholic University of America’s provost and Academic Senate have decided to keep the Media and Communication Studies department within the university’s School of Arts and Sciences. The decision to keep the department came last week on Thursday, April 12th. Originally, the Provost proposed the consolidation of the Benjamin T. Rome Read More …

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University Announces Speaker for 129th Commencement Ceremony

By Jimmy Cassidy In an announcement Monday, April 16th, the university announced Archbishop of Los Angeles José Gomez as the commencement speaker for this year’s graduation ceremonies. Gomez will address the class of 2018 at Catholic’s 129th annual Commencement Ceremony on May 12th. Gomez, who will receive an honorary fine arts doctoral degree, currently serves Read More …

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