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Community leaders collaborate in panel on New Orleans crime

Hope Brusstar, Copy Editor

November 10, 2017


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On Wednesday Nov. 1, the Alexis de Tocqueville Project and Isaiah Institute of New Orleans co-hosted a public discussion on the current state of crime in New Orleans and various viewpoints on how it should be quelled. Organized by Isaiah Institute Executive Director Joe Givens and UNO Professor Chris ...

UNO society of black engineers holds showcase

Kevinesha Glenn, Reporter

November 4, 2017


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The University of New Orleans’ chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) held an exhibit on Thursday, Oct. 26 to expose students to the African American contributions in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). They showcased a number of people: civil engineer George Buddie ...

Producer Bochen Zhang leads Production Workshop

Producer Bochen Zhang leads Production Workshop

Anjanae Crump, Editor-in-Chief

November 4, 2017


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On Oct. 21 and Oct. 22, the department of film and theatre hosted a producing workshop in partnership with the American Film Institute (AFI). This workshop materialized after Hurricane Katrina when the AFI lent its hand to help UNO. Since then, mentors and former Fellows of the AFI Conservatory ha...

Diversity center lecture offers lunch and learning

Hope Brusstar, Copy Editor

November 4, 2017


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On Thursday, Oct. 26 from 12:30-1:30 p.m., the Diversity Engagement Center (DEC) invited students for a free alternative to their normal daily lunch. DEC staff Matt Farley and Peggy Gaffney opened their doors to anyone curious about various foods of the world. Special guest Ann Kos Edwards, a retire...

Women’s Coffee Talk Series: Against Political Art with Megan Gafford

Women’s Coffee Talk Series: Against Political Art with Megan Gafford

Ariell Reed, Contributer

November 4, 2017


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On Oct. 28, UNO honors graduate Megan Gafford visited the campus to make a feminist argument against political art. She currently resides in Denver, Colorado as an artist-in-residence at Redline Contemporary Art Center. Gafford addressed women-only shows, key political artists and the role which iden...

Girl Scouts gather at UNO for STEM events and much more

Girl Scouts gather at UNO for STEM events and much more

Kellie Vedros, Reporter

November 4, 2017


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On Oct. 21, Girl Scouts from every local troop got together on UNO’s campus for a day filled with fun and learning. The Girl Scout Louisiana East (GSLE) event offers girls an opportunity to explore career options in the STEM world. UNO first hosted this event in 2012, only focusing on STEM rese...

Lambda Chi Alpha hosts their annual philanthropy event Watermelon Bust

Lambda Chi Alpha hosts their annual philanthropy event Watermelon Bust

Anjanae Crump, Editor-in-Chief

November 4, 2017


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        On Saturday Oct. 21, Lambda Chi Alpha held its biggest annual philanthropy event, the Watermelon Bust Field Day. The event is part of a week-long list of activities held to raise money for the hunger relief organization Feeding America.   “One in eight people struggle wit...

Hospitality expo not just a career fair but a lifetime’s worth of insight

Hospitality expo not just a career fair but a lifetime’s worth of insight

Hope Brusstar, Copy Editor

October 26, 2017


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  While trekking across campus, students, staff and faculty likely encountered the yard signs advertising UNO's inaugural Hospitality Expo on Wednesday, Oct. 18. For those who attended, it was "an extremely successful event," according to Dr. Yvette Green, undergraduate coordinator of UNO's sc...

Midday Musings: Dr. Richard Goodman discusses environmental writing

Kellie Vedros, Reporter

October 26, 2017


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On Wednesday, Oct. 18, the English department held its monthly Midday Musings meeting. Each meeting features a different topic, and this month, Dr. Richard Goodman gave a lecture on environmental writing and its importance. For those new to the genre, Goodman went into detail about the differences...

MSA sets goal to raise $10,000 for natural disaster victims

MSA sets goal to raise $10,000 for natural disaster victims

Sofía Gilmore-Montero, News Editor

October 26, 2017


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The Muslim Students’ Association (MSA) has set a goal of collecting $10,000 by the end of November. The money will benefit families impacted by natural disasters. “In the past few months, several homes and families were destroyed by natural disasters,” MSA President Rabee Hindi wrote in an email t...

Accelerated master’s policy to continue despite system conflict

Sofía Gilmore-Montero, News Editor

October 26, 2017


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Soon after Driftwood published an article about the new accelerated master’s degree programs, the University of New Orleans halted the program due to a "system" snag.    "The accelerated master's policy has been under development at UNO since 2012,” stated Amanda Athey, Director of Gra...

Dove sparks racial tension with controversial ad

Dove sparks racial tension with controversial ad

Ariell Reed, Contributer

October 22, 2017


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Dove recently faced backlash after sharing an allegedly racist ad. The three-second clip, which depicts an African American woman removing a brown shirt and transitioning to a white woman in a lighter shirt, left social media in a frenzy. Minutes after the body wash commercial surfaced on the web, meme...

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