No University Announcement Yet on Commencement Speaker

By Jimmy Cassidy Your guess is as good as ours for now. Catholic University has not yet announced who will address the Class of 2018 at its 129th annual Commencement Ceremony to be held Saturday, May 12th, 2018. The lack of announcements, hints, or university communication in general has caused some students to wonder who Read More …

“Academic Renewal” Proposal to Consolidate Departments, Eliminate Faculty

By Jimmy Cassidy  The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, the Departments of Art, Drama, and Media and Communication Studies will be consolidated into a new School of Music, Visual, and Performing Arts in the fall of 2018, according to a pending academic proposal submitted by the Office of the Provost. The proposal, titled “Academic Read More …

Catholic Hangs Tough at University of Maryland, 76-59

By Jimmy Cassidy  The Catholic University men’s basketball team took a break from studying on its first night of final exams and traveled just over six miles to take on the Division I opponent Maryland Terrapins. Going into the game, ESPN’s Basketball Power Index gave the Division III Cardinals a slim 0.1% chance of defeating Read More …

Giving Tuesday Campaign Brings in Almost $90,000 for the University

By Katie Ward Can a country of consumers, one which spent over $11.5 billion between Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017, come together to raise money for its own communities and affect change in the world where it’s needed? The Catholic University of America and the founders of the Giving Tuesday campaign say “yes”. This Read More …

One Nation, Under the Kochs

Guest Commentary by Katie Ward, Class of 2021 Billionaire Charles Koch is not known for being a friend of the Catholic Church, so why are his recent donations changing the business school’s curriculum, and his recent publications getting him a three-day conference at the school? Koch is well-known for being a leader of the national Read More …

SEASON PREVIEW: CUA Men’s Soccer Looks to Bounce Back in 2017

By Jimmy Cassidy  For the Catholic University men’s soccer program, the 2016 season was not particularly memorable. The Cardinals fell out of the top four of the Landmark Conference standings and failed to qualify for the conference tournament for the first time since 2007. After finishing with a 6-11-1 overall record with just one win Read More …

Spotlight on Monroe Street: Marcelle’s Coop

by: Daniela Sol In Marcelle’s Coop, inspiration is seen throughout the walls of studio #15 in Brookland’s Arts Walk. A big metal sign illuminates one of the store’s main walls with the message “create” as an array of pennant pillows that the artist calls the “American Road Trip” fills the wall too. The pillows are Read More …

CU next semester, CU!

In this issue: Opening this fall: Murphy’s to Serve as On-Campus Bar The Tower Elects 123rd Editor in Chief and Re-elects Managing Editor Senior Art Exhibition 2nd Annual Student Organization Awards Goodbyes From the Class of 2017 Macbeth Creeps into Hartke Theatre Softball Secures Playoff Spot Globe Trotters: A Story from Cape Town The Tower‘s Tips Read More …