The Maroon

NOPD awarded grant to improve rape kit backlog

Gabriel Garza

September 18, 2015

Filed under City

NOPD was awarded a $1 million grant on Sept. 10 to improve the backlog of sexual assault kits used in criminal investigations.The award is part of a $41 million grant given to 20 jurisdictions to address the issue of the numbe...

New study shows disparities in Louisiana executions

Marie Simoneaux

September 18, 2015

Filed under City, National, News

New research shows that the majority of death sentences in Louisiana involve crimes involving black men against white women. Frank Baumgartner, political science professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Tim L...

Bread or Stones?

Bread or Stones?

September 4, 2015

University Medical Center replaces Charity Hospital

Skyllarr Trusty

August 28, 2015

Filed under City, Worldview

Aug. 26 marked the dedication of the University Medical Center 10 years following the destruction of Charity Hospital due to Hurricane Katrina. The UMC, centered within the New Orleans BioDistrict, opened its doors to patien...

The city remembers Katrina through prayer and service

Jordan Fountaine

August 28, 2015

Filed under City, Religion

For the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the city organized several events to reflect on the loss and destruction caused by the storm.Tronn Moller, organizer of the programs, talked specifically about two important event...

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