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 …

Puerto Rican Relief Efforts on Campus

By Brittany Young During this time of devastation in Puerto Rico due to the effects of Hurricane Maria, the Catholic University community has come together in several ways to do its part in helping those affected by the crisis. The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music did this in the form of a benefit concert. Read More …

Busch School’s Good Profit Conference Brings Charles Koch to Speak at Catholic

By Katie Ward Only at the Catholic University of America would students witness church leaders and business giants coming together to discuss how to improve society. The Good Profit: How Profitable Business Can be a Force for Good Conference, held in the Great Rooms in the Pryzbyla Center from October 4th-6th, was attended by over Read More …

New Budget Proposals Threaten Layoffs to Teaching Faculty

By Duane Paul Murphy The University is considering budget cuts for the 2018-2019 academic year that would include laying off professors and staff members and increased class sizes, according to four professors who have been briefed on the proposals. University Provost Andrew Abela has held meetings with professors last week to discuss the proposals. Though Read More …

SGA Begins Its Year with First Senate Meeting

By Jimmy Cassidy Catholic’s Student Government Association (SGA) held its first Senate meeting of the year on Monday, October 2nd in the Great Room of the Pryzbyla Center. The newly-elected 2017-2018 senators were officially sworn into office, and the first rounds of proposed legislation were offered and debated. Three resolutions were voted on and passed, Read More …

CUA Men’s Ultimate Frisbee Shows Resilience in First Tournament

By Jared Prenda This past weekend the Men’s Ultimate Frisbee team, dubbed Bad Habit, had its first tournament of the year in Mercer County, New Jersey. The “Jersey Devil 6 Tournament” fielded both men’s and women’s teams, but the CUA team was a part of 18-team deep men’s field. For the rookies of the team Read More …