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$2,000 Scholarships Available for Aspiring World Travelers in NOLA

$2,000 Scholarships Available for Aspiring World Travelers in NOLA

January 24, 2018


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New Orleans, LA (January 10, 2018) – HI New Orleans is accepting applications for its Explore the World travel scholarship program. This year, the program is awarding nine $2,000 travel scholarships to young adults in the local community who want to take an educational or service journey abroad, but...

Explore UNO Set for Saturday, Feb. 17

January 24, 2018


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The Office of Enrollment Services hosts its annual spring browse session for prospective students and their families on Saturday, Feb. 17 from 10:30 a.m. until noon in the Recreation and Fitness Center. Departments and campus organizations wishing to reserve space at the event should go to our website ...

Welcome Back Privateers!

Welcome Back Privateers!

January 24, 2018


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With the spring semester officially starting, there are so many great opportunities to get involved, and Leadership Retreat is exactly where you need to start! This retreat on Feb. 23-25 is a great place to start whether you’re an experienced leader or you’re just getting involved. This weekend will...

DXC visits UNO to inform and recruit

DXC visits UNO to inform and recruit

Hope Brusstar, Managing Editor

January 24, 2018


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On Friday Jan. 19, Virginia-based DXC Technology visited UNO for a day-long information session to educate students, faculty, and alumni about its new place in New Orleans and the IT world. It announced its plans to open a location on Poydras as early as Nov. 13, 2018 and has recently made connectio...

The United States government shuts down

The United States government shuts down

January 24, 2018


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The first government shutdown since 2013 was declared at midnight, Saturday Jan. 20 after senators were unable to reach a deal to fund the government. Donald Trump tweeted, “Democrats are far more concerned with Illegal Immigrants than they are with our great Military or Safety at our dangerous Sout...

Mudslides rage through southern California

Mudslides rage through southern California

January 24, 2018


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On Tuesday Jan. 9, deadly mudslides rampaged through southern California, particularly Montecito and Santa Barbara, after wildfires and heavy rains plagued the area for weeks. Authorities reported at least 20 deaths, and more people were missing and injured. Many residents stayed in their homes although ...

NOMA to expand Sculpture Garden

NOMA to expand Sculpture Garden

Sofia Gilmore-Montero, News Editor

January 24, 2018


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In December, the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) announced the expansion of the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden. It currently spreads over five acres of land and houses just over 60 sculptures. The expansion will add another six acres with space for more sculptures, an amphitheater and stage, walk...

H&M releases questionable ad

H&M releases questionable ad

January 24, 2018


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International retail giant H&M faced major backlash after releasing an advertisement featuring a young African-American model wearing a hoodie with the phrase “coolest monkey in the jungle.” The photo went viral on social media platforms, as did outrage over what was believed to be blatant raci...

NOLA faces record-breaking freeze

NOLA faces record-breaking freeze

January 24, 2018


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The south experienced a record-breaking freeze last week with ice and snow.  On Jan. 17, temperatures dropped as low as 21 degrees in New Orleans, two degrees lower than its previous record of 23, set on the same date in 1977. For multiple days, schools and many universities closed, along with some busines...

GRAD STUDENTS NOT TO BE TAXED

GRAD STUDENTS NOT TO BE TAXED

January 24, 2018


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Everyone who is currently in school or planning to go to grad school can take a deep breath.  In November, the Republicans in the House passed a new tax bill that would dramatically slash taxes for the rich and corporations, but it also proposed to tax the tuition waivers of graduate students as “inco...

UNO’s Society of Earth and Environmental Sciences hosts mineral auction

UNO’s Society of Earth and Environmental Sciences hosts mineral auction

Terry Shields, Contributor

December 3, 2017


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Fool’s gold, stone-carved animal figurines, fossilized teeth and many other gemstones and beautifully crafted pieces were up for sale at the UNO Earth and Environmental Sciences Department’s 43rd Annual Mineral Auction held on Friday Nov. 19.   Started in 1974, the event includes both a s...

A dip into New Orleans history with local author

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Assistant Layout Editor

December 3, 2017


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On Nov. 16, the Friends of the UNO Library presented Pamela D. Arceneaux, author of “Guidebooks to Sin: The Blue Books of Storyville, New Orleans," which documents the history of prostitution within New Orleans.   The event started with an introduction to Arceneaux, a senior librarian an...

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