About The Tower…
The Tower is the independent student newspaper at the Catholic University of America. Since it was first published on October 27, 1922, The Tower has served the CUA community by informing students, faculty, staff and alumni of campus news. In the 2010-2011 academic year, 3,573 undergraduate and 3,394 graduate students were enrolled at the University. In addition, CUA employed more than 352 full-time and 342 part-time professors.
This year, CUA is expected to welcome the largest student body in its history. CUA is the largest campus by-size in the nation’s capital. The 193-acre campus is located in Northeast Washington. Union Station, Capitol Hill, Chinatown and the Library of Congress are only a short ride away via the Brookland-CUA Metro Station. University alumni who have worked for The Tower include, actor Jon Voight, Washington Post columnist Amy Joyce, former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie, world renowned photographer Fred Maroon, Smithsonian Institution photographer and writer John Harrington, NBC Nightly News Anchor Brian Williams, former Washington Post Sunday Editor James Rowe and New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd.
In April 2008, The Tower was the only college newspaper to cover Pope Benedict XVI”s speech on Catholic education in Washington, D.C. We also blogged about the visit on PopeatCUA.com. Our extensive coverage of the pontiff’s visit to Catholic University was highlighted in the Washington Post and Innovation in College Media. Links to The Tower’s online site at: www.cuatower.com have been included in multiple articles in the New York Times and the Washington Post in reference to the inauguration of University President John Garvey in January 2011, the selection of House Speaker John Boehner as the 2011 commencement speaker and the controversial switch to single-sex dorms beginning with the class of 2015.