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Stipends a point of contention at recent faculty senate meeting

Michael Habermann, Contributor

February 7, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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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, 2016


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, 2016


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,...

Service Coalition and PBSU sponsor Hope for Haiti Silent Auction

Brittany Karno, Staff

November 16, 2016


Filed under News, University

The University of New Orleans Service Coalition and Progressive Black Student Union (PBSU) teamed up to raise funds for Hope for Haiti, an international foundation that helps Haitians, particularly Haitian children, in need. Service Coalition President Courtney Davies said that she thought it was...

Judge Jay C. Zainey gives presidential distinguished lecture

Judge Jay C. Zainey gives presidential distinguished lecture

Leo Castell, Staff

November 16, 2016


Filed under News, University

The Homer L. Hitt Presidential Lecture Series is aimed at bringing speakers with distinguished backgrounds in various fields of knowledge to the University of New Orleans in order to discuss with students, faculty, staff and the greater New Orleans community, ideas promoting intellectual discussion....

Students react to Donald Trump’s surprise electoral college victory

Christopher Walker, Editor-in-Chief

November 16, 2016


Filed under News, University

On Tuesday, November 8, the nation watched in a mixture of confusion and wonder as Donald Trump beat every poll and every expectation, including those of his own party, and won enough electoral college votes to secure the presidency over Hillary Clinton. Some University of New Orleans students weren’t...

What to know about third-party candidates and options

Leo Castell, Staff

November 2, 2016


Filed under News

According to polls by both ABC News and the Washington Post, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are the most unfavorable presidential candidates in U.S. history. This unfavorability has brought about a renewed interest in third-party candidates that voters can turn to and feel more comfortable voting for....

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