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Renowned scholar Dean Chemerinsky discusses pressing Supreme Court cases

Renowned scholar Dean Chemerinsky discusses pressing Supreme Court cases

Hope Brusstar

August 30, 2018

On Thursday, Aug. 23, Dean of Berkeley School of Law Erwin Chemerinsky visited the Earl K. Long Library to give a talk entitled "A Pivotal Time in the Supreme Court." Chemerinsky ranked in a scholarly impact study as the second-most cited U.S. legal scholar. He lectured about the most concerning recen...

This week’s Russia probe indictments simply explained, and UNO’s response

This week’s Russia probe indictments simply explained, and UNO’s response

Crystal McCay

August 30, 2018

The week of August 20th brought on a notable set of political events for the Trump administration. From special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian interference with the 2016 elections emerged a protracted set of findings for President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Trum...

Perspectives on Immigration

Crystal McCay, News Editor

August 20, 2018

The summer of 2018 has been marked by a series of significant events surrounding the issue of immigration to the United States, especially from Central America and Mexico. Much of the discussion has surrounded the Trump Administration’s “Zero Tolerance Policy,” which involves prosecuting migrants detai...

While You Were Gone

Driftwood Staff

August 20, 2018

Aretha Franklin Dies at Age 76 Known by many as “The Queen of Soul,” Aretha Franklin died on Aug. 16. Franklin's anthem, "Respect,” was on the Billboard Hot 100 music chart for 12 weeks and peaked on June 3, 1967. Franklin was 76 years old when she passed in her hometown of Detroit. By Cla...

Foundations Found Fickle

Sofia Gilmore-Montero, News Editor

March 27, 2018

Everyone that wears makeup knows shade matching foundations is a struggle. You can go to Sephora or any number of higher-end makeup stores and get a machine to match you, but most of those are way too expensive or somehow don’t match you as well as you wanted.  Going to the drug store is better for...

The art form of tableau vivant and its history and influence

Hope Brusstar, Managing Editor

March 27, 2018

On Thursday, visiting lecturer Dr. Anna Mecugni gave a talk entitled "The Genre of Tableau Vivant: Rediscovering Italian Art and Film of the 1960s and 1970s." Her presentation covered relevant parts of modern Italian culture some of her own research. First, she introduced the genre of tableau vivant, which is Fren...

President’s of the University Address Discusses Progress and Plans

Hope Brusstar, Managing Editor

March 27, 2018

On Thursday, President John Nicklow hosted his second annual discussion of UNO, past, present, and future, detailing his plans for the University and progress thus far. More than 200 faculty and staff entered the ballroom to enjoy refreshments and hear Nicklow speak. First, Nicklow outlined his administration's...

Anjanae Crump, Editor-In-Chief

March 27, 2018

On Sunday March 11, students, faculty and staff were alerted via an urgent email message that threats were made against the university by a student who lives on campus. Classes were canceled the next day, and students who live in the dorms were asked to remain there until further notice. Early the ne...

UNO Drums Up New Interest in Pi Day

Hope Brusstar, Managing Editor

March 27, 2018

Last Wednesday, March 14, various UNO organizations commemorated Pi Day with events full of pi – or pie – puns, games and food. The number pi is about 3.1459265358, and its symbol is π, the Greek letter for p. It comes from dividing the length of a circle's edge by the width of that circle, bu...

Russian pianist Ilya Yakushev performs at the UNO Mar. 20th

Russian pianist Ilya Yakushev performs at the UNO Mar. 20th

UNO Public Relations

March 27, 2018

The School of the Arts at the University of New Orleans Musical Excursions International Chamber Music Series is pleased to announce that Ilya Yakushev, Russian Pianist, will be performing at the University of New Orleans, Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall on Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 at 7 p.m. I...

National Trust For Historic Preservation

National Trust For Historic Preservation

March 27, 2018

Building on previous success, the National Trust’s HOPE Crew is returning to St. Bernard Parish this month to continue the massive preservation effort at Chalmette National Cemetery. From Mar. 17—30, using the latest tools, volunteers will have an opportunity to learn how to clean, document a...

GNOWP Celebrates 40th Anniversary

GNOWP Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Sofia Gilmore-Montero, News Editor

March 27, 2018

The Greater New Orleans Writing Project (GNOWP) has been housed at the University of New Orleans since 1978.  It is one of more than 150 sites of the National Writing Project (NWP), which was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as “the best large-scale effort to impr...

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