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 …

Saving Money, But Not Students?

By The Tower Staff The Tower reported last week that the University is considering changes to the budget that would potentially lead to lay offs of faculty here at Catholic, from the adjunct level to tenured status. These budget proposals are very much still in the works, but based on the feedback we received from 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 …

Interview: CU Alum John Carroll Lynch Discusses Life, Faith, and New Movie

By: Jimmy Cassidy John Carroll Lynch has been an Italian-American barber in Gran Torino, a prime murder suspect in Zodiac, President Lyndon B. Johnson in Jackie, and even a serial-killing clown in American Horror Story, but before that, he starred at Catholic’s Hartke Theater. For the first time in the actor’s lengthy career, he takes Read More …

Nobel Prize Winner Gives a Lecture at CUA Biology Symposium

By Makenzie Winter Nobel Prize Winner in Medicine, Dr. Louis Ignarro, spoke at the Catholic University of America Biology Symposium last week about his work on nitric oxide and finding one’s passion. For students, Ignarro stresses the importance of choosing an area of study that one is passionate about. “You’ve got to find something you Read More …