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October 7, 2014 Issue

Loyola hosts nationally known Jesuit priest and 'Colbert Report' chaplain in special guest appearance

Loyola University New Orleans is hosting a free, public talk with the Rev. James Martin, S.J.-probably one of the most well-known Jesuit priests in the nation-verified by his 44,800 Twitter followers and guest appearances as chaplain for the popular late-night comedy TV program, "The Colbert Report" with Stephen Colbert. Martin will headline Loyola's Presidential Guest Series Saturday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. His talk will be followed by a book signing.

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LUPD launches free campus safety app at university's National Night Out Against Crime event Oct. 14

As a part of its participation in the National Night Out Against Crime event Tuesday, Oct. 14, Loyola University New Orleans Police Department will launch a free personal safety app for students, faculty and staff to download on their smart phones. The app-called RAVE Guardian-is a free, optional service that directly connects the campus community to the LUPD dispatch center. Loyola's Night Out Against Crime takes place in the residential quad on the university's main campus from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and members of the New Orleans Police Department will attend.

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Newly launched Center for Entrepreneurship and Community Development partners with NOLATech Week to bring Reddit to campus

Just as social sharing website Reddit made headlines this week for announcing that it will pledge to give 10 percent of the $50 million it raised from investors back to its online member users, the newly launched Center for Entrepreneurship and Community Development at Loyola University New Orleans will partner with the 2014 NOLATech Week to bring Reddit's general manager to campus. Erik Martin will headline a free, public talk Wednesday, Oct. 8 on how failing and hard lessons in entrepreneurship can lead to future successes.

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College of Law centennial honors Civil Rights pioneer

Later this month, the observance of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law's significance in equal rights history during the past century continues by celebrating the legacy of alumnus Judge James Skelly Wright, LL.B. '34, a trailblazer who devoted his entire public life to protecting the poor and fighting to end racial segregation. This celebration coincides with the College of Law's centennial this year.

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