Volleyball Coach Nagy Abdelrazek Reflects on 25 Years at Catholic

By Jimmy Cassidy, Jared Prenda  When Nagy Abdelrazek took the job as head coach of Catholic University’s volleyball team two weeks before the beginning of the 1993 season, he knew he had some serious work to do to improve the fledgling program. He had just three returning players on the roster, a few short of Read More …

Campus-wide Energy Project Now Underway

By Katie Ward If you’ve had to walk through a suspicious-looking cloud of steam coming from a ground grate, forego a shower because your residence hall’s water was shut off, or dive out of the path of a car speeding between Pangborn and Gowan, then be relieved to know that the University has planned out Read More …

Program Board’s New Philanthropic Arm Aims to Make a Difference

By Jimmy Cassidy  The University Program Board student organization is adding a philanthropic arm to its current entertainment efforts on campus to raise money and support for off-campus charities following tragic events. The new effort, “PBGivesBack,” began last week in conjunction with Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week in which members of Program Board participated in Read More …

Catholic University Introduces New Intelligence Studies Program

By Alex Santana The Catholic University of America’s new Certificate in Intelligence Studies is an exciting program for Catholic University students interested in pursuing careers in the U.S. Intelligence industry. Directed by visiting politics Professor Nicholas Dujmovic, the Intelligence Studies program was approved last spring by Catholic University’s Academic Senate and requires six courses for Read More …

Federalist Society Event Discusses Upcoming Supreme Court Case

By Emily Prendergast On Friday, November 9th, CUA Law Federalist Society hosted a panel discussion on the upcoming Supreme Court case regarding the Masterpiece Cakeshop dispute. The two debaters were Jordan Lorence, senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), and Amanda Shanor of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and was moderated by Professor Robert Read More …

Women of CUA Host #MeToo Event About Sexual Assault Issues

By Emily Prendergast The Women of CUA student organization hosted an open conversation following a wave of sexual harassment and assault allegations in politics and entertainment. The event aimed to discuss and share ideas and experiences regarding the current issues and how these cases pertain to our campus, in regards to Catholic Social Teaching and Read More …

W.B. Yeats: Catholic’s Legendary Literature Guest

By Iain Higgins William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) was the foremost poet of the Irish Literary Revival – a movement at the turn of the last century that sought to institute a national literary tradition separate from that of English literature. Early on in Catholic University’s history, Yeats visited the school during a tour of the Read More …

The Tower – November 3, 2017

Click here for our newest edition! Year 95, Edition #9 In this week’s edition: Multiple cases of Mumps disease confirmed on campus Changes in Title IX policy explained in Town Hall Senior Sarah Williams runs Marine Corps Marathon Editorial: ‘Tis NOT the Season Sports: The Curse is Broken! Football gets elusive 4th win A&E: DC’s looking Read More …

Progress Made to Change Course Curriculum for the First Time in Years

By Duane Paul Murphy The Catholic University of America is on the verge of major curriculum changes for the future incoming class of the 2018/2019 academic school year, which includes new concentrations and course requirements. Catholic students that are currently enrolled will not be affected and will continue to follow the current curriculum policies. This Read More …