Archive for July, 2013

“Rocking the 50th Ward” from Inside Loyola

Posted on: July 31st, 2013

Loyola University Chicago student, Maura Rocks, recently landed an internship with the Alderwoman’s office in Chicago’s 50th ward and gained valuable knowledge of and experience with local government and public service.



“U.N. asked to examine Chicago school closings for human rights violations” from WBEZ 91.5

Posted on: July 31st, 2013

Chicago child advocates have banned together to ask the United Nations to review the recent school closings as a violation of children’s rights.



“UNICEF celebrates a year of important firsts in 2012″

Posted on: July 31st, 2013

UNICEF’s 2012 Annual Report was recently released describing several important “firsts” – including the first year ever that India has been polio-free.



“Honduran gangs offer peace from prison” from the Washington Post

Posted on: July 31st, 2013

Two internationally-known rival Honduran gangs have begun a peace process to mediate their conflicts, stop their crimes, and cease the violent acts they have committed.



United Methodist Women join action against Publix

Posted on: July 19th, 2013

United Methodist Women from Florida joined CIW members and allies in action against Publix to encourage Publix to support the Fair Food movement. This interfaith collaboration highlights the momentum and strength of the movement.



“Catholic college officials urge Congress to pass immigration reform”

Posted on: July 19th, 2013

More than 90 Catholic university leaders urged Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform, saying that their faith “values the human dignity and worth of all immigrants.”



Loyola’s New Online Exhibit

Posted on: July 19th, 2013

Check out a new online exhibit, “Practical Work,” to explore how women reformers in Chicago tried to protect and reform criminal women and delinquent children at the turn of the twentieth century. “Practical Work” is sponsored by the Women and Leadership Archives and the Carolyn Farrell, BVM, Professorship in Women and Leadership at Loyola University Chicago.



“Loyola 1963 Basketball Team Visits White House To Commemorate ‘Game Of Change’ 50th Anniversary”

Posted on: July 19th, 2013

President Obama met with Loyola University Chicago’s 1963 NCAA Championship basketball team who knocked down longstanding racial barriers in college sports.



Santa Clara University Law Students Help Exonerate the Wrongly Convicted

Posted on: July 3rd, 2013

The Northern California Innocence Project at the Santa Clara University School of Law reaches beyond the classroom to set the wrongly convicted free and has been doing so for over 10 years.



Loyola Vietnam Center educating, learning about tropical diseases

Posted on: July 3rd, 2013

The National Catholic Reporter reports on the work of Loyola’s Vietnam Center in learning about tropical diseases and educating and treating local residents affected by them.