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UNO honored by Obama administration for healthy campus food

Anna Gowin

February 21, 2017


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On Sept. 27, the Obama administration issued the White House Healthy Campus Challenge to colleges across the country. Of the 350 campuses that accepted the challenge, the University of New Orleans was one of the 60 able to visit the White House upon completion in early January. Reagan Laiche, exec...

InnovateUNO announces winners, honoring achievement in all areas

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor

February 17, 2017


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The purpose of InnovateUNO is to improve undergraduate student success through engagement in research, scholarships and creativity. Each year, students have presentations in the categories of oral, visual art, poster and performance. This year, one key thing was noticeably different: there were fe...

Tornadoes touch down in New Orleans East, leave devastation in their wake

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief

February 15, 2017


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On   Tuesday, Feb. 7, a massive storm hit the entirety of New Orleans, and a small section of the storm produced a weather phenomenon most Southerners have only seen on their televisions: tornadoes.   That morning, fully-formed tornadoes touched down in New Orleans East and left dev...

Administration confident students will benefit from earlier commencement

Anna Gowin

February 12, 2017


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In an email sent out on Jan. 27, Provost Amouzegar reminded students that this spring’s commencement date has been moved to Saturday, May 13. This is a change from the way the university has traditionally conducted graduation, with the ceremony taking place a only a day after final exams have ende...

SWEAP program gives students jump – start on work experience

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor

February 8, 2017


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The result of the University of New Orleans’ partnership with GE Digital, the Software Engineering Apprenticeship Program, has given computer science students an academic and professional advantage. Created in 2014, the program begins recruiting students as early as sophomore year, and typically a...

Boy Scouts of America welcome transgender boys to their ranks

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief

February 8, 2017


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On Jan. 31, the Boy Scouts of America officially acknowledged their organization would, effective immediately, allow transgender boys into their ranks. The Boy Scouts of America will now accept registration into their scouting programs based on the gender identity provided on the application.   ...

Stipends a point of contention at recent faculty senate meeting

Michael Habermann, Contributor

February 7, 2017


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

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