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Traveling art exhibit “Dear World” brings UNO’s community together

Traveling art exhibit “Dear World” brings UNO’s community together

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief
February 15
Filed under Features, Showcase

  “Dear World,” the New Orleans-founded traveling art exhibit famous for its viral social media photos, returned home to set up shop at the University of New Orleans’ campus on Feb. 6 and 7.   The exhibit’s premise was simple: participants came to the space with a personal sto...

Men’s Basketball Celebrates Homecoming With 78-69 Win Over Nicholls

Men’s Basketball Celebrates Homecoming With 78-69 Win Over Nicholls

Courtesy of UNO Athletics
February 8
Filed under Showcase, Sports

It was a day of celebration as the University of New Orleans capped its week-long Homecoming 2017 with a pair of basketball games in Lakefront Arena, and the men's basketball team sent the crowd home happy as the Privateers defeated Southland Conference foe Nicholls, 78-69, on Saturday evening.   ...

UNO graduate opens collaborative art space in the Bywater

UNO graduate opens collaborative art space in the Bywater

Carly Zimmerman, Contributor
February 7
Filed under Features, Showcase, University

If you have been involved in any recent conversation about New Orleans’ Bywater neighborhood, you have probably heard a slew of comments about how the eclectic safe space where all feel welcome.” Huster is a singer-songwriter who has been making music from the Ninth Ward since his arrival in the...

SAC’s Cultural Conversation Series wins national diversity award

SAC’s Cultural Conversation Series wins national diversity award

Jamie Lloyd, News Editor
February 6
Filed under Features, Showcase, University

The University of New Orleans’ Cultural Conversations Series, hosted by the Student Activities Council, is known on campus for providing content to students that is educational, intellectually stimulating, thought-provoking, and now—award-winning. The series has won the coveted Outstanding D...

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...

The Renovation and Innovation of the UNO Library

The Renovation and Innovation of the UNO Library

Michael Habermann
February 3
Filed under Features, Showcase

The University of New Orleans' Earl K. Long Library used to be shorter - two stories to be exact. In the 1980s, state funding was secured for the construction of the third and fourth floors that exist today. At a certain point, a decision was made to extend the fourth floor outward, resulting in a...

UNO Jazz studies program offers valuable classes taught by jazz legends

Nick Blanchard
February 3
Filed under Features, Showcase, Uncategorized

The University of New Orleans’ jazz program is often regarded as world-class, keeping the music birthed in the city alive and well, partly by inviting jazz musicians to visit and present masterclasses, hold open rehearsals, or perform with students at on-campus events like “Jazz at the Sandbar.”...

UNO grad students learn book publishing from the ground up

UNO grad students learn book publishing from the ground up

Mindy Jarrett, Copy Editor
November 16
Filed under Features, Showcase, University

The winner of the 2016 University of New Orleans Publishing Lab Prize was chosen by a class of ten UNO graduate students. Melanie McCabe will receive a $1,000 royalty advance, as well as a publishing contract with UNO Press to release her nonfiction work, “His Other Life: Searching for my Father, His...

Men’s basketball team signs significant television deal

Men’s basketball team signs significant television deal

Jamie Lloyd, Staff
November 16
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The University of New Orleans men’s basketball team is set to make a noticeable debut on the big screen in the upcoming weeks. Recently, a few sports cable outlets (Cox Sports TV and Fox Sports 1) have picked up the franchise and decided to broadcast it through various college sports networks, giving...

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,...

Nate Parker stars, directs “The Birth of a Nation”

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor
November 2
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

“The Birth of a Nation,” directed by Nate Parker, tells the historic story of Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher who led a bloody uprising against white slave masters and their families in the south in 1831. Nate Parker himself stars as Nat Turner and does an incredible job leading the film. His...

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards visits UNO’s Political Science Department

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards visits UNO’s Political Science Department

Tana Stevenson, Contributor
November 2
Filed under Features, Showcase

Governor John Bel Edwards spoke with students and faculty of the political science department at the University of New Orleans October 12. He was invited by Ph.D. candidate Tony Licciardi to do an interview on early voter behavior. “As a teacher, I like to connect the theoretical with the practical....

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