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August 13, 2010 Issue

Loyola mourns loss of longtime supporter and friend Dave Dixon

The Loyola University New Orleans community mourns the loss of New Orleans icon and longtime friend and benefactor, David F. Dixon, who died Aug. 8 at the age of 87.

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Loyola commemorates 30th anniversary of 'A Confederacy of Dunces'

The 30th anniversary of John Kennedy Toole's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "A Confederacy of Dunces," will be celebrated at Loyola University New Orleans during Wolfpack Welcome Aug. 23-27, the week of orientation for new students.

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Fall convocation welcomes back faculty and staff

Loyola University New Orleans President Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D., will welcome back faculty and staff for the new academic year during the Fall 2010 President's Convocation, on Monday, Aug. 23.

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Statement from Loyola president about alumnus and trustee Sean O'Keefe

It comes as a great relief to us all that distinguished Loyola University New Orleans alumnus and Board of Trustees member Sean O'Keefe '77 and his son, Kevin, have miraculously survived a tragic plane crash in the Alaskan wilderness.

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Minority graduation gap among nation's lowest at Loyola

Loyola University New Orleans ranked among the nation's best private college and universities in narrowing the graduation gap between minorities ( black and Latino) and white students, according to two reports conducted by academic advocacy group The Education Trust.

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Iconic jazz musician and Loyola honorary degree recipient Clyde Kerr Jr., dies

Clyde Kerr Jr., New Orleans jazz trumpeter and former instructor of music at Loyola University New Orleans, died Friday, Aug. 6. Kerr was 67.

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Accounting major scores big with Saints internship

As the New Orleans Saints march into a new season, they will count Loyola University New Orleans senior Brittany Hoard in that number as part of the team's accounting department.

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Loyola Institute for Ministry launches online master's programs

The Loyola Institute for Ministry recently launched online master's degree programs in pastoral studies and religious education and is now gearing up for the fall semester.

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Alumnus Peter Finney '49, honored at Pro Football Hall of Fame

Loyola University New Orleans alumnus, Peter Finney '49, was recently honored at the Pro Football Hall of Fame with the Dick McCann Memorial Award in recognition of his long and distinguished career which spanned more than a half century.

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National Catholic Reporter features Bill Quigley in retrospective

William P. Quigley, J.D. '77, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law professor, made two attempts at becoming a priest before realizing his true calling of doing social work in the former St. Thomas Housing projects in New Orleans.

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Women's basketball completes staff

Loyola University New Orleans head women's basketball coach Kellie Kennedy announced the hiring of assistant coaches Lindsay Werntz and Denis Aidoo.

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