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October 15, 2014 Issue

Hundreds to gather for local protest against sexual assault

As President Obama launched the nationwide "It's On Us" campaign this fall to raise awareness about sexual assault on college campuses, Loyola University New Orleans is taking a stand against rape and other forms of sexual violence by hosting its annual candlelight vigil Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. The ceremony will start on the Marquette lawn on Loyola's campus, and more than 600 participants are expected to march down St. Charles Avenue to Tulane's campus where survivors will share their stories.

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New film, pop music degrees with a New Orleans twist target today's students

At a film class at Loyola University New Orleans, Houston native and senior Donna Ferrell had one of those "wake-up call moments" as she calls them. She realized she had a serious interest in filmmaking, particularly documentaries. And in a city like New Orleans, where film production is booming, she knew that "Hollywood South" was just the place to jumpstart her career. That's why Loyola is launching a newly approved Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Filmmaking degree-the only such program of its kind in the region-to cater to increased student demand and to prepare young filmmakers like Ferrell for careers in the business of film.

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Loyola hosts 'The Simpsons' & Cartoon Network voice actors for free, public workshops and forum

"The Simpsons" voice actor Harry Shearer, also Loyola University New Orleans artist-in-residence, will team up with Dave Willis of The Cartoon Network's "Adult Swim" for free workshops and a public forum Monday, Oct. 20 on voice acting and directing. The workshops begin at 1:30 p.m. and the public forum begins at 5 p.m. All events will be held in the Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, located on the second floor of the Communications/Music Complex on Loyola's main campus.

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The Maroon receives two national rankings for first time in paper's history

For the first time ever, the Loyola University New Orleans student-run newspaper, The Maroon, has earned top marks from both the Associated Collegiate Press and the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Both organizations gave The Maroon the top critique rankings for the work of the Maroon staff during the 2013-14 school year. Each year, both organizations invite college newspapers to submit a portfolio of work to be judged by media professionals from around the U.S. The goal of both is to provide student newspapers an objective, outsider opinion against national standards.

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