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Engineering grant to be used for lab equipment, scholarships

Engineering grant to be used for lab equipment, scholarships

Brittany Karno, Staff

September 21, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, University

The University of New Orleans Department of Engineering will use the $100,000 donation from the Louisiana Associated General Contractors to purchase lab equipment and sponsor scholarships. LAGC established the Contractors’ Educational Trust Fund through the state, and the engineering department will...

Midday Musings: English department’s new literary hours

Midday Musings: English department’s new literary hours

Lindsay Maxie, Staff

September 21, 2016


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The department of English at the University of New Orleans hosted its first “Midday Musings” this past Thursday in the Liberal Arts Building. Undergraduate student Leo Castell, graduate student Patrice Jones, and English Professor Earle Bryant formed a panel to discuss books that have impacted and ch...

Career Services an underutilized tool on campus

Leo Castell, Staff

September 21, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, University

The University of New Orleans Career Services is a campus resource designed to help students find jobs. While they’ve had four times as many freshman utilizing their services now than in the past, Career Services Director Celyn Boykin still doesn’t think enough students utilize the resources offered. ...

Aramark maintains long-term relationship with UNO

Lindsay Maxie, Staff

September 21, 2016


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Aramark’s 10-year contract has been renewed twice by the university, allowing for a 20-year partnership. Many University of New Orleans students have mixed feelings with food supplier, but UNO administration has nothing but good things to say. For the past 17 years, Aramark has stuck with the u...

University administrators consider implementing shuttle system

Christopher Walker, Editor-in-Chief

September 21, 2016


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For University of New Orleans students living on campus without a car, the task of getting essential, everyday items can create a real headache many students with access to transportation are unfamiliar with. A five-minute car ride to Rouses, something many students take without second thought, can cre...

Studying Abroad: Once-in-a-lifetime chance

Studying Abroad: Once-in-a-lifetime chance

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor

September 21, 2016


Filed under Top Story, University

The University of New Orleans offers study abroad options in over 11 different countries for summer, single-semester and full-year programs. “The mission of the study abroad programs within the Division of International Education is to provide international educational opportunities to the students ...

Volleyball ends play in Jax State Invitational with sweep of Jackson State

Volleyball ends play in Jax State Invitational with sweep of Jackson State

UNO Athletics

September 14, 2016


Filed under Sports, University

The University of New Orleans volleyball team concluded the weekend on a positive note, earning a victory over a 2015 NCAA National Tournament participant in a 3-0 sweep (25-18, 25-17, 25-12) over reigning Southwestern Athletic Conference champions Jackson State. New Orleans (3-7) defense stifled the Jackso...

UNO Athletics hires Jeff Lorio as men’s golf Head Coach

UNO Athletics hires Jeff Lorio as men’s golf Head Coach

UNO Athletics

September 14, 2016


Filed under Sports, University

The University of New Orleans added some home-grown talent to the staff as Louisiana-native Jeff Lorio was named head coach of the Privateers golf program, UNO Director of Athletics Derek Morel announced Friday. Lorio joins the Privateer program after spending the last three years across town at Loyola University, ...

Yeah, You Write! set for Sept. 22 at the Sandbar

Yeah, You Write! set for Sept. 22 at the Sandbar

Regine Meridy, Staff

September 14, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, University

The first Yeah You Write! of the school year is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 22 at the Sandbar from 6-8:30p.m. According to Undergraduate Coordinator Patricia Roger, Yeah, You Write! started in 2013 and is celebrating its seventh year. The event gives undergraduates of all majors at the Universit...

SGA President Antonio Torres: “Teamwork make the dream work.”

SGA President Antonio Torres: “Teamwork make the dream work.”

Regine Meridy, Staff

September 14, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, University

During his campaign, Student Government Association President Antonio Torres’ slogan was “Grow your Voice.” As president, he plans to grow the voice of the students not just on a collegiate level, but on a state level as well. He was appointed by the governor to one of 16 state-level positions...

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