University to Waive Tuition Fees for 40 Students in Puerto Rico

By Duane Paul Murphy The Catholic University of America will waive tuition and other student fees to welcome up to 40 students currently enrolled in degree programs in colleges and universities in Puerto Rico to support them in the wake of damage done by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Students are now eligible to apply to 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 …

Catholic University Students Voice Concerns to President Garvey at Town Hall

By: Sarah Donofrio The Student Government Association held its annual Town Hall with President John Garvey on Wednesday night in the Edward J. Pryzbyla Center in order to address student concerns. After discussing various aspects of the university’s master plan and enrollment details, President Garvey answered questions submitted before the event by students before giving Read More …

Noted Academic Michael Novak Passes

 BY: ALEXANDER SANTANA           According to a news release from the Office of Marketing and Communications Michael Novak died February 17, 2017, at the age of 83. Novak was a distinguished theologian and philosopher, as well as a prolific author. Last year, Novak joined The Arthur and Carlyse Ciocca Center for Read More …

President Garvey Reviews: Playing through the Whistle by S.L. Price Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

On the last Friday of each month University President John Garvey reviews a piece of art for The Tower.       Aliquippa, an old industrial town in Southwestern Pennsylvania, has historically produced two things: Steel and great football players. Since 2008, the Aliquippa High School football team has gone to the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League Read More …