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Student News - Fall 2023!

Hunter Flynn '18 won a Japanese Govt. MEXT scholarship to pursue an MA in International Relations at Waseda University in Tokyo. Over the next two years he is going to be continuing work he began while at Loyola on Faulkner’s post-war reception in Japan.

Katie West '22 is starting an MA in Education Policy at the University of Pennsylvania this fall. 

Isis Santoni Morro '23 has won a Fulbright to Peru and is being inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. She also got a full ride to Boston College for an M.A. in Latin/Latin American studies but will defer to go to Peru.

Grace Murry '23 is going to Cornell University to pursue her Ph.D. in English. 
Sophie Spedden '23 has won a Center for the Humanities summer research grant, has been admitted to an M.A. program in Theology at the University of Edinburgh and has been named to Phi Beta Kappa.
Samantha Peacock '23 will be getting her MAT (Master of Teaching Arts) at Loyola.
Victoria Sabatino '23 is going to graduate school at Gallaudet University.
Erin Cunningham '23 is going to graduate school at the University of Georgia.
Lauren Williamson '23 is going to law school at University of Illinois.

Three of our English majors were named to Phi Beta Kappa:

  • Grace Murray '23
  • Erin Cunningham '23
  • Liliana Norris '24 (as a junior!)

Carrell English Medal Winner

This year’s Carrell Medal was awarded to Isis Santoni Morro '23.

Honors Theses 2023:

Scott Clifford '23 - Visible from a Distance: Jon Bois’s Examination of Humanity’s Need for Struggle in 17776 through Immortal Players and Games

Grace Murry '23 - Bending to the Beat: The Hybrid Poetry of Rap

Samantha Peacock '23 - The Society of Friendship: Lesbian Existence in the Writing of Katherine Philips, Sarah Scott, and Jane Austen

Lauren Williamson '23 - Intertextuality in Shakespeare and its Adaptations: An examination of Taming of the Shrew & Vinegar Girl

Alumni News:

Kathleen Baumer
Vice President Operations, Lippe Taylor NYC

Mary Cronin
Candidate Experience Specialist, Toast, Inc.

Nadia Firozvi
Chief of Staff, Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Department of Homeland Security

Jenn Ladd
Food Writer, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Emma Schiller
Brand Lead U.S., Mauna Kea Technologies

Daniel Procaccini
Attorney/Shareholder, Adler, Pollock, Sheehan, P.C.

Andrew Zaleski
Writer, Bloomberg City Lab, GQ, Wired, The Washington Post Magazine, Men's Health