Joe Wakelee-Lynch

Joe Wakelee-Lynch

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No One Left Behind

In fall 1950, the Civil Rights movement had barely begun. Sit-ins and Supreme Court decisions were a few years away. But ethical stands against segregation were already being taken, including at Loyola University, where a great football team refused to play a game in Texas when told their African American players couldn’t take the field.

How To Get There

You know the freeway connector from the 110 S carpool lane to the 105 W to LAX? It’s what the avenue to heaven should be like: graceful, sweeping, a short trip through a holy atmosphere. Down in Long Beach, there’s…

Letter From Brooklyn

DEAR LMU Who would have thought I’d leave sunny California and LMU’s amazing view from the bluff for the fast-paced life of New York! After graduation, I headed east to pursue a master’s degree in social work at Columbia University….

Help Us Write a New LMU Alma Mater

Students rally the men’s soccer team at a match last season, when LMU finished with an invitation to the NCAA tournament. LMU’s Alma Mater, “Hail Crimson Blue,” was written in 1938 by John T. Boudreau, a composer and band leader…

Dispatches: Summer 2010

1944 Byron Dillon [SciEng], after graduating in 1944, received a degree in dentistry from USC School of Dentistry in 1949. He served in World War II and was a captain in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Argentina and Newfoundland….

Equal Opportunity Offender

Mike Smith is a self-proclaimed “geeky artist.” He’s been drawing since childhood, and when he found his old sketchbooks in his mother’s garage, they proved that he was opinionated even as a boy. But his career as an editorial cartoonist…

Conversation: Paul Zeleza

Paul Zeleza is dean of the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts at LMU. He has taught at universities in Canada, Jamaica, Kenya and the United States. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Malawi, a master’s degree from…

Breaking Bread Together

Joseph A. Sullivan, S.J., (front, third from left) hosted a dinner with Hollywood leaders as part of his campaign to move Loyola to Westchester. In the late ’20s, Hollywood was under fire from Catholics for making immoral movies. Film moguls…