Dec 062012

Children build a tiny snowman in a layer of snow covering the front lawn of Loyola University on Wednesday evening. (Sabree Hill,

Despite temperatures in the mid-60s, the front lawn of Loyola University hosted a giant snowball fight on a carpet of snow Wednesday night for the annual “Sneaux” event. In addition to the snow, the university also provided hot chocolate, s’mores, cookies, Christmas music, activities for children and an appearance by Santa Claus.

Children of all ages play in the snow at Loyola’s “Sneaux” event Wednesday evening. (Sabree Hill,

Continue reading »

Nov 302012

The Loyola Opera Theatre, backed by the largest orchestra ever used in a Loyola opera, will perform Leonard Bernstein’s ‘Candide’ Friday (Jan. 18) and Sunday (Jan. 20). Continue reading »

 Comments Off on Loyola presentation of Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide” in January to feature record-size orchestra  Tagged with:
Nov 282012

A panel of prosecutors, federal officials, Loyola University professors and social-justice advocates will discuss the United States immigration detention system at Loyola University in an all-day symposium Friday (Nov. 30) called “Dialogues on Detention: Applying Lessons from Criminal Justice Reform to the Immigration Detention System”. Continue reading »

 Comments Off on Prosecutors, activists and professors to discuss U.S. immigration detention system  Tagged with:
Nov 262012

Loyola University will premiere “El Nogalar,” a contemporary adaptation of Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard” set in Mexico, Wednesday (Nov. 28) with five performances running through Dec. 2. Continue reading »

Nov 092012

Justice Bernadette Johnson of the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Louisiana’s first African-American chief justice will speak on race at Loyola University’s symposium on higher education at 5:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 9). Continue reading »

Nov 092012

Beginning with a Friday-night orchestral performance of TV and film scores and classical works, Loyola University is hosting a series of major music ensembles open to the public throughout November. Continue reading »

 Comments Off on Friday night performance of TV, film scores and classical works by Loyola orchestra among free concerts in November  Tagged with:
Oct 312012

Issues of transparency in the legislative process, criminal justice, the courtroom and in private contracts will be discussed this week in a two-day forum at the Loyola University College of Law. Continue reading »

Oct 262012

For those unable to attend the “Preventing Lethal Violence in New Orleans” symposium at Loyola University today but interested in the discussion by NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas and several criminologists, the event is being covered live by Tom Gogola of The Lens.

Oct 252012

NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas and a panel of Loyola University criminologists will participate in a crime symposium Friday (Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) addressing New Orleans’ murder rate. Continue reading »

Aug 102012

Matthew Chuey, a Loyola student killed in a car crash July 26, was remembered by family and friends on campus Friday morning. (Robert Morris,

With memory after memory Friday morning, laughter broke through the tears of nearly 100 mourning members of the Loyola University community as they remembered a carefree student, fiercely devoted to his loved ones, whose life was cut unexpectedly short last month in a fatal crash on St. Charles Avenue.

“Look around. Look at your friends,” said Andy Scott at a memorial service for 23-year-old Matthew Chuey. “How many did Chuey introduce you to? Everyone loved him. He made friends everywhere that he went.” Continue reading »

Jun 202012

U.S. Attorney Jim Letten, Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman, Judge Jules Edwards III and a host of social-justice activists will convene tonight for a panel discussion with Times-Picayune reporter Cindy Chang about her eight-part series, “Louisiana Incarcerated.” Continue reading »

Mar 272012

Roland Guerin will perform music from his latest release, “A Different World,” in Satchmo’s in the basement of the student center. General admission tickets are $10. Continue reading »