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by Shannon Rose Miekka

Howdy, Cardinals! Welcome to fall and welcome back to “Last Week at CUA”. This edition will cover Wednesday, September 22nd to Tuesday, September 28th. 

After eleven years serving as the University’s 15th President, John Garvey announced his plans to step down from the role in June 2022. He was named the University’s third lay president in 2010. Read his letter to the community here.

The Garveys made another important announcement: their new 8-week-old golden retriever Lola. More than 500 students voted on her name, making Lola the second First Dog of Catholic University, following in Gus’s pawprints.

As the first month of classes came to a close, campus activities are back and in full swing. The Black Student Alliance hosted their Back to School Cookout, and Campus Ministry had students scavenger-hunting all over the city, thanks to the return of Metro Madness.

In sports, women’s tennis and men’s soccer both claimed victories in their matches over the weekend. Men’s soccer sophomore Gordie Bernlohr was named the Landmark Conference Offensive Player of the Week.

In local news, the House of Representatives narrowly voted to pass The Women’s Health Protection Act on Friday, September 24th. The bill faces an uphill battle in the Senate. As for DMV culture, Tame Impala and Bleachers both performed sold-out shows over the weekend.

That’s all for this week, folks.

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