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Physics Talk: Observing Whales in the Pacific

Physics Talk: Observing Whales in the Pacific

Hope Brusstar

October 10, 2018

On Wednesday, Oct. 3, Dr. Dennis Lindwall gave a lecture entitled “Directional Acoustic Observation of Whales” at the science building. Lindwall has a background in both physics and music, and physics Prof. Juliette Ioup stated in introduction, “If you go to any music performances around town,...

Aizuri String Quartet visits and stuns

Aizuri String Quartet visits and stuns

Hope Brusstar

October 3, 2018

On Wednesday, Sept. 26, four young women visited the University of New Orleans (UNO) Recital Hall to transfix a 100-some audience with striking, modern classical music. Before the concert began, department of music chair Charles Taylor informed the audience that they were about to hear a “very, very e...

A visit from the Iowa International Writing Residency Program

A visit from the Iowa International Writing Residency Program

Erinn Beth Langille

October 3, 2018

On Thursday, Sept. 27, 10 distinguished writers from the University of Iowa’s International Writers Residency Program came to UNO to speak to students about global literature and their experiences as writers outside of the U.S. The writers either read from their work or participated in a panel discuss...

“Against Democracy” lecture with Jason Brennan

“Against Democracy” lecture with Jason Brennan

Hope Brusstar

September 26, 2018

Georgetown professor of philosophy Jason Brennan discussed his current political theory and supporting research on Sept. 20 during a visit to the Earl K. Long library.“I’m actually a pretty big fan of democracy,” he said, “... we titled [my book] “Against Democracy” to sell more books, frankly.”...

Fundraiser for former editor-in-chief Christy Lorio’s Cancer Costs

Fundraiser for former editor-in-chief Christy Lorio’s Cancer Costs

Erinn Beth Langille

September 26, 2018

Christy Lorio is a long-time University of New Orleans student, now in the graduate department of the Creative Writing Workshop for nonfiction, and a former Editor-in-Chief of the school’s Driftwood newspaper. While in Cork, Ireland as part of her graduate assistantship with the study abroad program, ...

Veterans donate christmas presents to those in need

Claire Sargent

September 26, 2018

The Louisiana chapter of Omega Delta Sigma, a co-ed National Veterans’ Fraternity, works with disabled veterans and their families here in the New Orleans area. The organization at University of New Orleans (UNO) is working this semester with Bastion Community of Resilience, a non-profit community located ...

A brief survey of the CleanUpNOLA initiative

Crystal McCay

September 26, 2018

Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced a new initiative for cleaning up New Orleans, deterring littering, and making the city “healthier and more welcoming.” The initiative is known as CleanUpNOLA, and it will incorporate a range of the city’s departments, including Sanitation, Health, Parks &...

Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship starts a cake war

Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship starts a cake war

Cassandra Jaskiewicz

September 26, 2018

On Thursday, Sept. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m., Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship hosted a cake-decorating competition. The participants broke into groups and came up with team names that matched the Pokémon theme of the Cake War. Each team was to incorporate the Pokémon theme into the design of their cake. ...

VASA’s 10th annual Paper Lantern Night draws a crowd

VASA’s 10th annual Paper Lantern Night draws a crowd

Cassandra Jaskiewicz

September 26, 2018

On Saturday, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m., the Homer Hitt Alumni and Visitor Center hosted the 10th annual Paper Lantern Night. This event was planned and lead by the University of New Orleans Vietnamese-American Student Association (VASA). VASA is an organization whose goal is “to provide and spread c...

How Transparency Limits Effective Governance

How Transparency Limits Effective Governance

Hope Brusstar

September 19, 2018

Congress’ every move is subject to public scrutiny, and according to James D’Angelo, this can be a bad thing. On Thursday, Sep. 6, he gave his talk “How Government Transparency Limits Effective Government” for the first time.   “I’ve [researched] congressional transparency … over ...

Manafort’s plea agree- ment and cooperation with Mueller

Manafort’s plea agree- ment and cooperation  with Mueller

Crystal McCay

September 19, 2018

During the week of Aug. 20, President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was found by a jury to be guilty of eight counts of tax evasion and bank fraud. Manafort reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors on Sept. 14 that carries with it significant questions about the future of t...

Model United Nations Team Going to China

Model United Nations Team Going to China

Hope Brusstar

September 19, 2018

For the first time in its history, the University of New Orleans Model UN team is leaving the country to participate in a Unit- ed Nations simulation. During Thanksgiving week, 13 students and one faculty member will head to Xi’an, the ninth-largest city in China. “I am so excited about it, I...

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