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Ordinance to pay for pothole damages

Ordinance to pay for pothole damages

Michael Habermann, Contributor

September 15, 2017


Filed under News, Top Story

Tourists worldwide know New Orleans for the Mardi Gras parades that wind through its streets. But locals know the damage that lies beneath all those parading feet: potholes. From Lakeview to the Lower 9th ward, potholes exist throughout the city. Legally, any drivers whose cars are  damaged by potholes ...

Students safely watch rare solar eclipse event on campus

Kellie Vedros, Reporter

August 23, 2017


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On Monday, Aug. 21, students at the University of New Orleans gathered outside the Earl K. Long Library for a rare sight. This was the first time in 38 years that a solar eclipse passed across the continental United States. To celebrate this historic event, the Physics department had special tele...

Friends of the Library to host massive book sale April 4 and 5

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief

March 29, 2017


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The University of New Orleans’ Friends of the Library will conduct its semesterly Books and Brownies sale on Tuesday, April 4 and Wednesday, April 5 on the fourth floor of the Earl K. Long Library. The sale will feature several hundred CDs, vinyl records, and used books of various genres. Past sal...

The ruling is in: the monuments are out

The ruling is in: the monuments are out

Mindy Jarrett, Copy Editor

March 22, 2017


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It was a little over a year ago that New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu signed an ordinance calling for the relocation of four city monuments: Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, P.G.T. Beauregard, and the Battle of Liberty Place. The ordinance declared the monuments “nuisances,” and a violation of C...

The Big Dance

The Big Dance

Jamie Lloyd, News Editor

March 15, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Top Story

It has been a long time coming for the University of New Orleans men’s basketball team, and—frankly—for the university itself. After what can only be quantified as an exhilarating win by the University of New Orleans men’s basketball team in overtime, the Privateers are set to be written in t...

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

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief

February 15, 2017


Filed under News, Top Story

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


Filed under News, Top Story

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...

University celebrates Homecoming week with weeklong celebration

University celebrates Homecoming week with weeklong celebration

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief

February 6, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Story

This past week, UNO held its annual Homecoming celebration with a week-long celebration leading up to the big game against Nicholls state. UNO managed to pull off a victory in both the women’s and men’s game. The Homecoming King and Queen were revealed at the halftime of the men’s game, with...

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...

Dillard students outraged by David Duke on campus

Dillard students outraged by David Duke on campus

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor

November 16, 2016


Filed under City, Top Story

On Nov. 2, former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke headed to Dillard University to participate in the final televised senate debate before the Nov. 8 primary. Many students of this historically black college and others in the city were not prepared or willing to welcome him kindly. Poet and educator...

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