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Dr. Marcus Kondkar appears on NPR’s “Your Call,” to discuss the Visiting Room Project, an initiative he founded that invites people to sit face-to-face with men serving life without the possibility of parole.

Dr. Cody R. Melcher, assistant professor of sociology,  has recently published an article in American Politics Research (APR) entitled: "Economic Insecurity and the Racial Attitudes of White Americans."

Malaika Saleem is a junior originally from Seattle, Washington. She is majoring in Sociology and double minoring in African and African American Studies and History. Malaika received the  Frugé Fellowship this fall for her demonstrated commitment to service within the New Orleans community and commitment to social justice advocacy. As a  Frugé Fellow, Malaika joins the Loyola Social Justice Scholars Program and will continue her service and activism work.

Congratulations to the following students for completing their capstone. Below you will find the students who finished their A480/A481 course in Fall 2022 divided by their capstone advisors. Also included is a short description of each student's research.

 

Dr. McGlynn-Wright:

 

Natalie Butler, “The Age of Burnout: How New Orleans Charter School System is Failing Teachers”

Dr. Marcus Kondkar and Calvin Duncan’s “Visiting Room Project” was recently featured in The Guardian and Louisiana Considered.

Classical Studies Professor Samantha Urso's gave a paper titled, "To Boldly Go Where No (Wo)man Has Gone Before: Exploring the Strange Old Worlds of Classics and Star Trek" to open the annual the Louisiana Classical Association (LCA) Meeting on Loyola's campus this November 2022.

ENVA's Dr. Paul Barnes recently attended the 34th Meeting of the Parties of the Montreal Protocol being held in Montreal.

 

To read more about the meeting click here!

Daisi Rivera, ENVS ’23 + SOCI ‘23, is a double major studying the
mainstream news media in relation with social media of environmental
issues. She is currently serving as Theta Phi Alpha president, working two
jobs, and just began her research studying the MIGS Community Garden on
the Loyola campus. She has spent the past two years volunteering with
Greenlight Nola by painting rain barrels for members of the community. She
is passionate about reducing her water impact in the New Orleans area. In

Daisi Rivera, ENVS ’23 + SOCI ‘23, is a double major studying the
mainstream news media in relation with social media of environmental
issues. She is currently serving as Theta Phi Alpha president, working two
jobs, and just began her research studying the MIGS Community Garden on
the Loyola campus. She has spent the past two years volunteering with
Greenlight Nola by painting rain barrels for members of the community. She
is passionate about reducing her water impact in the New Orleans area. In

Hilary Nguyen, ENVB ‘24 + THEA ‘24, is a double major studying the MIGS
Community Garden they helped design on campus where seasonal plants are
grown and donated to Iggy’s Cupboard. A composting station is planned in
conjunction with the garden as well. Hilary is currently collaborating with Dr.
Aimee Thomas and Mark Tobler to educate students in the Foundation of
Environmental Science class who are currently conducting course-based
undergraduate research experiences utilizing the fall vegetable garden.

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