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1990 to 1999

LU Wolf Entertains the Crowd, 1995
  • 1990 Loyola adopts LU Wolf as its official mascot.
Mundelein Center
  • 1991 Mallinckrodt College of the North Shore and Mundelein College merge with Loyola. Mallinckrodt's Wilmette location becomes home to the School of Education; Mundelein and Loyola's University College combine to become Loyola's adult and continuing education division.  The Simpson Learning-Living Center is dedicated.

  • 1993 The School of Dentistry closes after 110 years. Raymond C. Baumhart, S.J., Loyola's 20th president, retires after 23 years of guiding the University.  The Ann Ida Gannon, B.V.M., Center for Women Leadership opens.

Civitas Child Law Center
  • 1994 Loyola's School of Law establishes the CIVITAS Child Law Center, the first program in the nation that allows law students to specialize in child abuse and neglect issues. The Loyola University Cancer Center opens as the only freestanding facility in Illinois entirely dedicated to cancer research, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. The hospice program begins operating at the Medical Center. 25 E. Pearson, housing the School of Business Administration, the Institute of Human Resources and Industrial Relations, university and law libraries, and other programs, is built. A new parking structure is built on the site of the demolished student union Wilson Hall.

  • 1995 Loyola Athletics eliminates Swim team due to cost.
  • 1995 Loyola becomes one of only 8% of colleges and universities in the United States with a Phi Beta Kappa honor society chapter.

Gentile Center - Architect's Rendering
  • 1996 The Loyola Experience, designed to develop the whole person through academic, social, service, and urban opportunities, is launched. Men's basketball plays their last season in Alumni Gym. The Gentile Center opens at Lake Shore Campus. Loyola celebrates its 125th anniversary.