The Maroon

Spring Break vacation spots are fun and affordable

VANNIA ZELAYA

March 13, 2013


Filed under City, News

The days are getting sunnier, warmer and longer, and they serve as a reminder that the second biggest break of the semester is right around the corner. With some research assistance from Lonelyplanet.com and Expedia. com and tips from President of the New Orleans Concierge Association Justin Fauth, we...

Brief: Teens plead not guilty in rape, abduction

The Maroon

March 6, 2013


Filed under City, News

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Three teenagers accused of abducting, robbing and raping a woman at gunpoint last month have pleaded not guilty to each of the six felony counts against them. The Times-Picayune reports state District Judge Franz Zibilich read indictments against the teens during the arraignment. Each en...

Brief: Research turns into business endeavor

The Maroon

March 6, 2013


Filed under City, News

Former Tulane professor Aline Betancourt's recent study of stem cells has led to a partnership with the New Orleans BioInnovation Center in order to commercialize her research, according to City Business. Betancourt developed a technology that gives stem cells a cue to reproduce in a more predictable way. Wi...

Pope selection process extensive

Pope selection process extensive

FRANCES D'EMILIO

March 6, 2013


Filed under City, News

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Ritual words, uttered in Latin, open and close the secret selection process of the new pope. Here's a look at what happens on the inside. WHO'S INSIDE: Under a rule change by Pope Paul VI in 1970, cardinals who are younger than 80 at the time the papacy becomes vacant are eligible...

Brief: Business burglaries on the rise

The Maroon

March 6, 2013


Filed under City, News

During a 2nd district Comstat meeting on Feb. 27, the New Orleans Police Department stated that thefts have been one of their biggest problems over the past couple of weeks. In fact, the majority of crimes reported were business burglaries, which are up 60 percent this week. Auto thefts and burglari...

Brief: Student brings gun to elementary school

The Maroon

March 6, 2013


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MONROE, La. (AP) - Police in Monroe say an 8-year-old student brought a loaded .22-caliber pistol to his elementary school. The News-Star reports the incident was reported at about 8:15 a.m. Feb. 4 at Madison James Foster Elementary School. Police Sgt. Mark Johnson said school officials found the gun in the boy'...

Philosophy club to extend their activities to the city

Philosophy club to extend their activities to the city

Jessica DeBold

March 6, 2013


Filed under City, News

A conference has prompted Loyola faculty and students to begin bringing philosophy to New Orleans' primary and secondary schools. On Tuesday, Feb. 19 and Wednesday, Feb. 20, Loyola hosted a conference for the Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization. The organization is dedicated to teaching philo...

Brief: Grants provided for drainage work

The Maroon

February 27, 2013


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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide $6.1 million in grant for drainage work to improve capacity of local systems in southeast Louisiana to deal with flooding. The grants include: - $2.5 million to Tangipahoa Parish for replacement of the existing open ditch drainage system a...

Brief: Strict changes made to government student loans

The Maroon

February 27, 2013


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ATLANTA (AP) - Thousands of students couldn't afford to go to college this school year because the U.S. Department of Education made changes to a popular loan program. The agency is putting more scrutiny on the PLUS loan program as part of an effort to more closely align government lending programs with ...

Crime trends drop in New Orleans

NIA PORTER and NIA PORTER

February 27, 2013


Filed under City, News

Crime dropped significantly in New Orleans during the last quarter of 2012 compared to 2011. This downward trend has continued into the new year, according to the New Orleans Police Department. In a press release written by the NOPD on Feb. 1, not only did crime rates drop during the last quarter o...

Street paper focuses on social issues

Street paper focuses  on social issues

LESLIE GAMBONI

February 27, 2013


Filed under City, News

The New Orleans Street Exchange is a nonprofit organization that has launched a street newspaper, which focuses on addressing social issues.  The publication, called The Exchange, is a quarterly print newspaper primarily distributed through a vendor program. It works toward overcoming stereotypes ...

Brief: Obama issues disaster funds

The Maroon

February 27, 2013


Filed under City, News

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for Louisiana to authorize federal aid for areas affected by severe storms and flooding in January. A White House statement said the declaration of a major disaster makes federal funding available to state and local governments and c...

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