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Loyola one of six New Orleans recipients of Department of Education Grant

Loyola one of six New Orleans recipients of Department of Education Grant

Jack Deorio and John Casey

December 9, 2017


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

The Department of Education awarded $13 million to New Orleans based universities and nonprofits in hopes of recruiting, educating and employing nearly 900 culturally competent teachers by 2020. Xavier University and Loyola University, along with the four nonprofit educational programs Teach For Ameri...

Environmental studies department flips the classroom at last roundtable

Rose Wagner

December 7, 2017


Filed under City, Worldview

Walking into a lecture hall, you expect to see professors leading discussion from the front of the room with students seated in the back, but that's not always the case in the environmental studies department.On Nov. 30, the environmental studies department held its final roundtable for the fall seme...

Chains replace local shops on Freret Street

Chains replace local shops on Freret Street

Mairead Cahill

December 7, 2017


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

Freret Street has changed a lot in recent years as local shops have been forced out in favor of bigger chains, leaving many residents like Monwell Frazier upset about the switch.Frazier, a Loyola alumnus and lifelong resident of Freret Street, explained that the changes he has seen on Freret Street sh...

Car thefts, break-ins on the rise near university

Car thefts, break-ins on the rise near university

Mairead Cahill

November 29, 2017


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

The New Orleans Police Department has a warning for Uptown residents: make sure your vehicles are secure.The department has issued warnings after a recent rise in car thefts and vehicle break-ins in the neighborhood. According to NOPD, most of the crimes seem to be ones of opportunity. “While arres...

Environmental roundtables pedal forward

Environmental roundtables pedal forward

Hayley Risse

November 29, 2017


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

Commuters who decide to bicycle to Loyola face a number of hazards, according to community members who attended the Fair Share vs. Lion's Share meeting in Nunemaker Auditorium.The purpose of the event, held on Nov. 15, was to engage the Loyola community in conversation regarding the risks motorists and cycli...

Watch: Vietnamese student associations take Date Auction to new heights

Watch: Vietnamese student associations take Date Auction to new heights

Sidney Holmes

November 15, 2017


Filed under Life & Times, Showcase, Worldview

New records were broken this year as Vietnamese student associations from all over the Gulf Coast gathered for their annual Date Auction. With more than 600 people in attendance at Tulane’s McAlister Auditorium on Nov. 11, the Union of Vietnamese Asian Associations Gulf Coast raised over $18,000, t...

Louisiana criminal justice reform goes into effect

Louisiana criminal justice reform goes into effect

John Casey

November 11, 2017


Filed under Showcase, State, Worldview

Lower prison populations may be coming for Louisiana as criminal justice reforms went into effect on Nov. 1.The overhaul, comprised of 10 bills, passed through state legislature this past June. The bills, backed by Gov. John Bel Edwards, aim to reduce the state's prison population by 10 percent and save ...

Prisoners look to life after incarceration through reentry program

Prisoners look to life after incarceration through reentry program

Andrew Callaghan

November 10, 2017


Filed under Showcase, State, Worldview

Louisiana is the most incarcerated state in the most incarcerated country in the world. At 776 per 100,000 people incarcerated, Louisiana sits well ahead of the rest of the United States. Under the leadership of Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards, the state legislature is trying to strip Louisiana of...

New Orleans to elect new mayor on Nov. 18

New Orleans to elect new mayor on Nov. 18

Nick Reimann

November 8, 2017


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

Polls open at 7 a.m. next Saturday (Nov. 18) for New Orleans voters to decide who will lead their city for the next four years. One thing is for sure – that next leader will be a woman. The two vying for the spot are former judge Desiree Charbonnet and City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell, as they...

New Orleans hits 120th homicide for 46th year in a row

New Orleans hits 120th homicide for 46th year in a row

John Casey

November 3, 2017


Filed under City, Showcase, State, Worldview

The city of New Orleans is on a grim streak. The first of October marked the 46th consecutive year with over 120 homicides in the city. Only two other American cities with populations under a million can claim the same streak: Detroit and Baltimore. Homicides, however, are just a telling piece of...

Algiers Folk Art Zone to host sixth annual festival

Kaylie Saidin

November 1, 2017


Filed under City, Worldview

It has been 17 years since New Orleans native Charles Gillam founded the Folk Art Zone & Blues Museum, which continues to be an integral part of the artistic community in Algiers Point. The museum, sitting along the Mississippi River, is where he curated a zone for local self-taught artists. And...

Water refill stations reduce plastic bottle use

Water refill stations reduce plastic bottle use

Hayley Risse

November 1, 2017


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Loyola’s sustainability initiative in 2012, intended to implement water refill stations around campus, has eliminated waste from just over three quarters of a million disposable water bottles as of this week, according to the stations' latest count. But some students argue that there is still room ...

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