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Alpha Chi accepts transgender members nationally

Alpha Chi accepts transgender members nationally

John Casey
March 24
Filed under News, Showcase, Worldview

The national council of the sorority Alpha Chi Omega has announced that it will begin to accept transgender women effective immediately.A video announcement was released via the national organization’s Facebook on Feb. 17. The video, starring Angela Costley Harris, national council president, a...

Parasitology class fights Chagas disease abroad

Parasitology class fights Chagas disease abroad

Paulina Picciano
March 17
Filed under Academic, News, Showcase, Worldview

Patricia Dorn and her parasitology students partnered with an ecohealth initiative to combat Chagas disease, which affects about six million people in Almolonga, Jutiapa, Guatemala. A service learning option for students in the class, the purpose of the trip was to utilize an ecohealth approach to...

Restaurants respond to state crab ban

Restaurants respond to state crab ban

Taylor Ford
March 17
Filed under City, Food, Showcase, State, Worldview

Menu changes, angry customers, and a lack of inventory are all major problems that seafood businesses will have to face over the course of a commercial crabbing ban in Louisiana. On Feb. 21, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enacted a ban on commercial crabbing which will last for...

Uptown sees drop in persons crimes and residential burglaries

Uptown sees drop in persons crimes and residential burglaries

John Casey
March 17
Filed under City, Crime, Showcase, Worldview

Crime over the past week has decreased since the Mardi Gras season, according to New Orleans Police Department officials at the weekly district meeting. Only four persons crimes, or crimes involving bodily harm to an individual, were reported in the second district. Persons crimes were down from last...

Tipitina’s owners to open ‘entertainment destination’ on Lake Pontchartrain shore

Tipitina’s owners to open ‘entertainment destination’ on Lake Pontchartrain shore

Jamal Melancon
March 16
Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

The owners of Tipitina’s and the Orpheum Theater plan to open a multipurpose facility for all walks of life at the South Shore Harbor on Lake Pontchartrain. With regular events and an amphitheater for live music, the new site will feature restaurants, a fuel dock and marina store, as well as a boat...

Bolivian vice president touts indigenous rights expansion to Loyola class

Bolivian vice president touts indigenous rights expansion to Loyola class

Nick Reimann
March 15
Filed under Film, Showcase, Worldview

Bolivian society is embracing multiculturalism and becoming more accepting, according to Bolivian vice president Álvaro García Linera. Linera, who has served as vice president since 2006, spoke of his country’s recent changes during a Skype conversation with Professor Josefa Salmon’s Latin American...

Organization confronts transgender violence

Organization confronts transgender violence

Jamal Melancon
March 15
Filed under City, Crime, Showcase, Worldview

Following a spree of violence against members of the transgender community, transgender people and allies gathered to confront the issue. Jada Cardona is the founder and executive director of an organization called Transitions Louisiana, which aims to help transgender individuals lead a happy, healthy...

Many creatives start in New Orleans, but fewer stay

Many creatives start in New Orleans, but fewer stay

Caleb Beck
March 14
Filed under City, Life & Times, Showcase, Worldview

For all of the rich culture and provincial charm of New Orleans, it’s a city that carries with it a stigma of being a transient zone for creative professionals. New Orleans is well-renowned for its vibrant performing arts and local music scene, but in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and ensuing economic...

Uptown increases in property crimes

John Casey
March 13
Filed under City, Crime, Worldview

Several key arrests in the university area are likely to lead to a significant drop in property crime throughout Uptown, according to police officials at the weekly New Orleans Police Department crime meeting. A NOPD official said that crime overall is up 10 percent in the district in the year to d...

Trans-Pacific Partnership leaves U.S. at standstill

Trans-Pacific Partnership leaves U.S. at standstill

John Casey
March 13
Filed under National, Politics, Showcase, Worldview

President Donald J. Trump's immediate move to pull all United States involvement in the Trans-Pacific Partnership has left Pacific trade in question. Trump passed an executive order on Jan. 23 to remove the United States from the deal. The trade agreement came to the forefront of the media through the e...

Nuns make history on parade float

Nuns make history on parade float

Colleen Dulle
March 7
Filed under Christianity, City, Religion, Showcase

The Sisters of the Holy Family are celebrating the 175th anniversary of their founding in New Orleans at the biggest party in town: Mardi Gras. "Well, I always thought that you can't have a celebration in New Orleans without a parade," said Sister Greta Jupiter, congregational leader for the Sisters...

Loyola College of Law Students Condemn Trump’s Refugee Ban

Loyola College of Law Students Condemn Trump’s Refugee Ban

Jessica Molina
March 7
Filed under News, Politics, Showcase

Within hours of President Trump's re-drafted travel ban, released March 6, 2017, a group of Loyola Law students wrote a letter to Trump, explaining that the ban on refugees is in direct violation of binding international law. Trump’s recently re-drafted executive order sought to address the controversy...

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