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 …

Students Participate in National School Walkout Day with Prayer for Parkland

By Jimmy Cassidy Catholic University students met out on the Pryzbyla Center Lawn to pray for the victims of the Parkland school shooting on Wednesday, March 14th, one month after the tragic event that left 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. The event, hosted by the CUA College Democrats organization, was 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 …

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 …

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 …

SGA Senate Proposes Increases to Fitness Center Hours, Student Worker Minimum Wages

By Jimmy Cassidy Catholic’s Student Government Association (SGA) discussed two proposals involving the Kane Fitness Center hours and student workers’ wages in its third Senate meeting of the year on Monday, November 6th in the Pryzbyla Great Room. The first proposed resolution came from Weston Kirby, John Connolly, and Sean O’Grady, SGA Senators, and it Read More …

Multiple Cases of Mumps Disease Confirmed on Campus

By Duane Paul Murphy, Jimmy Cassidy  Two students at The Catholic University of America have been diagnosed with mumps and are being quarantined, the university said, while several other students are undergoing testing for the disease. In an email to the university community, Dr. Loretta Staudt, the director of the university’s Student Health Center, said Read More …

Armed Robbery Prompts Lockdown on Campus

By Jimmy Cassidy  Catholic University students were told to shelter in place early Wednesday morning as Metropolitan Police officers searched campus for a possibly armed suspect. The alerts lasted for about an hour, starting at 2:27 AM before the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) issued an “all-clear” and the Department of Public Safety (DPS) lifted the Read More …

Students Send Love and Support to Youth in Charlottesville

By Jimmy Cassidy In response to the demonstrations of hate in Charlottesville in early August, several local agencies started a campaign called “#DearYoungPerson” to send messages of love and support to the youth of the town. Students at Catholic University joined in on this initiative this past week and wrote cards to let the youth Read More …