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UNO honored by Obama administration for healthy campus food

Anna Gowin
February 21
Filed under News

On Sept. 27, the Obama administration issued the White House Healthy Campus Challenge to colleges across the country. Of the 350 campuses that accepted the challenge, the University of New Orleans was one of the 60 able to visit the White House upon completion in early January. Reagan Laiche, exec...

Tornadoes touch down in New Orleans East, leave devastation in their wake

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief
February 15
Filed under News, Top Story

On   Tuesday, Feb. 7, a massive storm hit the entirety of New Orleans, and a small section of the storm produced a weather phenomenon most Southerners have only seen on their televisions: tornadoes.   That morning, fully-formed tornadoes touched down in New Orleans East and left dev...

SWEAP program gives students jump – start on work experience

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor
February 8
Filed under News, University

The result of the University of New Orleans’ partnership with GE Digital, the Software Engineering Apprenticeship Program, has given computer science students an academic and professional advantage. Created in 2014, the program begins recruiting students as early as sophomore year, and typically a...

Boy Scouts of America welcome transgender boys to their ranks

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief
February 8
Filed under News

On Jan. 31, the Boy Scouts of America officially acknowledged their organization would, effective immediately, allow transgender boys into their ranks. The Boy Scouts of America will now accept registration into their scouting programs based on the gender identity provided on the application.   ...

Stipends a point of contention at recent faculty senate meeting

Michael Habermann, Contributor
February 7
Filed under News, University

At its Jan. 31 meeting, the University of New Orleans’ Faculty Senate addressed a number of topics, from financial matters to admission requirements. One issue under consideration was the representation of the faculty senate itself.   Senate President Cherie Trumbach explained, "The current...

Upcoming annual InnovateUNO award showcases the best of UNO’s talent

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor
February 6
Filed under News, University

Every February since 2013, the University of New Orleans’ Undergraduate Research Council has organized InnovateUNO, a showcase of student projects involving creativity, research and/or scholarly work. Undergraduates in all academic disciplines are invited to submit work and the entire UNO community an...

New VP of Research seeks early engagement with students

Anna Gowin
February 3
Filed under News, Showcase

Between being recently appointed vice president of research and economic development for the University of New Orleans and being chosen for an endowed professorship through Eurofins, a bionanalytical company currently housed in the UNO Research and Technology Park, late last year, Matthew Tarr is a ma...

With new provost, University continues image makeover

Jamie Lloyd
February 3
Filed under News, Top Story

UNO welcomes Mahyar Amouzegar as new provost The University of New Orleans has appointed Mahyar Amouzegar as the new provost and senior vice president of academic affairs to succeed John Nicklow, who stepped out of the provost position and into the office of president last spring.   Pro...

UNO about to make a major push to improve brand value

Jamie Lloyd
February 2
Filed under News, Top Story

The University of New Orleans is reinventing its brand in an effort to redefine the current lagging image and to change the perceptions of how prospective students and members of academia view the university.   “I think it is best if we explain how we are viewing the brand. We see it is th...

With Muslim-targeted immigration halt, Muslim students nervous

Anjanae Crump
February 2
Filed under News, Top Story

President Donald Trump was sworn into office less than a week before making good on one of his keystone promises: to ban Muslim immigrants. In an executive order, he gave the details of the planned restriction, including provisions such as blocking refugee admissions from the war-torn country of...

Engineering’s enhancement fee improves department with $250,000

Engineering’s enhancement fee improves department with $250,000

Brittany Karno, Staff
November 16
Filed under News, University

The University of New Orleans engineering department’s enhancement fee has given the department an extra $250,000 to enrich the program by providing scholarships, tutoring assistants, new lab equipment, retention efforts, and salary raises for its staff. By offering free tutoring, the department...

Kappa Sigma’s Warrior Week raises money for veterans

Kappa Sigma’s Warrior Week raises money for veterans

Lindsay Maxie, Staff
November 16
Filed under News, Showcase, University

Kappa Sigma fraternity is using their philanthropy to celebrate Veterans Day by hosting Warrior Week on campus; Warrior Week seeks to raise veteran awareness on campus. Kappa Sigma is excited to welcome back the Collegiate Veterans Association, and will be dual hosting a rock climbing event on Monday,...

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