Centennial Articles

Centennial Articles 


LMU and the "Wave of the Future"
Justin Velez and Brendan McNerney "We ask two things of our buildings: that they shelterus and that they speak to us." - John Ruskin (Architectural Critic), from an Interview with former President Lawton, S.J.
Deconstructing Vietnam and ROTC
Brendan McNerney
"They were challenging times." - LMU Alumnus Chad Dreier
The "Open Door" and Beyond Kayla Begg
"Just because you... open your doors doesn't mean you're going to get people to come in, right?" - Alumnus Alex Chaves
The Measure of Diversity
Lin Sakamoto and Brendan McNerney Describing the student population at Loyola in the period leading up to the merger of 1973, Father Michael Engh, a former Dean, Professor, and undergraduate at LMU stated succinctly: "There were very few students of color at the time."
How to Make a Film and Enrich Your Life
Brendan McNerney "It was like entering a movie that just never ended." - Tony Bui, Alumnus and Director of Green Dragon on his years at LMU
The Rich Heritage of Marymount
Kayla Begg and Brendan McNerney
"In the post-merger period, it is tempting to view the Centennial History of LMU primarily through the lens of the Jesuits at Loyola.  But before they were one, Loyola University and Marymount College each translated their own distinct religious traditions into unique educational experiences for their students."
The Affiliation Period: A Lesson in Coexisting
Michael Petersen and Ariana Quinonez
"Ironically enough, since Marymount moved onto the Westchester campus, LMU has grown to be a university where women are now in the majority."
Out from the Basement: Vision & Education 
Michael Petersen
"Fast-forward to 2011 and LMU’s  Department of Education is now the School of Education, with more than one hundred staff members, twelve hundred students and a Doctoral Program.  Symbolically, the School of Education has also moved from the basement to a place of prominence in University Hall, a journey due in large part to the work of visionary leaders, a commitment to Jesuit ideals, and an unyielding belief in the power of education."
Sometime Around Midnight
Brendan McNerney
“It was my junior year when the Rodney King verdict came out and there were
uprisings… What was happening in the City of L.A. was a really big deal and it caused a
lot of conversations, I would say, to start happening and dialogue to start happening in a
new way about what does it mean to be a Catholic Jesuit school and to engage in our
community and to treat everyone here with respect.” - Kristi Gonsalves-McCabe, LMU Alum, on The Rodney King Verdict
Fast Times at Loyola University
Brendan McNerney
“I got to know all of [the women] and so I felt that they… were very much at home here and having seen how many marriages came out of all of those relationships and people who are still friends of ours today... I think it was well integrated.” - Dennis Branconier, LMU Alumnus on the integration of Marymount
LMU: A Family Affair
Michael Petersen
“The things I learned in philosophy classes, I still quote to my children today.” Frank Page, LMU Alum
What's In A Name? Michael Petersen
“The big stumbling block is what the name of this new institution would be...they did not want Marymount in the main name. This was LU not LMU.” Renee Harrangue, on the Merger
Latinos at LMU: Creating a Community
Ariana Quinonez “Father Merrifield made it a priority to begin diversifying the student population and providing the financial aid to make that possible.” Father Engh
The Right Thing
Payton Lyon & Brendan McNerney
“[The athletes], it makes them think I am more than just a basketball player.” -Lynn Flanagan, LMU Alumnus and current Women’s Basketball Coach