Robert Morris

Nov 302016
 
Bob and Sheryl Merrick (center) are joined by daughter Lacey Merrick Conway ’98 and Jason Conway, daughter Amanda Merrick Seale ’97 Justin Seale’99, and grandchildren outside the Robert W. Merrick Family Building at Green Trees Early Childhood Village at the November 10 dedication ceremony and reception. (Photo by Tracie Morris Schaefer, courtesy of Isidore Newman School).

Bob and Sheryl Merrick (center) are joined by daughter Lacey Merrick Conway ’98 and Jason Conway, daughter Amanda Merrick Seale ’97 Justin Seale’99, and grandchildren outside the Robert W. Merrick Family Building at Green Trees Early Childhood Village at the November 10 dedication ceremony and reception. (Photo by Tracie Morris Schaefer, courtesy of Isidore Newman School).

Bob Merrick (courtesy of Newman)

Bob Merrick (courtesy of Newman)

The main administrative building of the new early-childhood education building at Isidore Newman School will bear the name of Robert Merrick, CEO of Latter & Blum, after he and his family gave $1 million in support of the school. Continue reading »

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Nov 282016
 
City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell speaks at her first re-election fundraiser on Oct. 9. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell speaks at her first re-election fundraiser on Oct. 9. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell — long considered one of the most likely top contenders as a candidate for New Orleans’ next mayor — announced to supporters last week that she is indeed considering a run for the position. Continue reading »

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Nov 232016
 

Red Hyundai Elantra similar to the vehicle taken Wednesday morning. (image via NOPD)

Red Hyundai Elantra similar to the vehicle taken Wednesday morning. (image via NOPD)

Hours after the Second District commander of the New Orleans Police Department warned overnight drivers to be vigilant against possible carjackers, a second motorist was robbed of her car by assailants who rear-ended her before attacking her. Continue reading »

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Nov 212016
 
Letter-grade increases highlighted in blue; decreases in orange. (chart by UptownMessenger.com, source: Louisiana Department of Education)

Letter-grade increases highlighted in blue; decreases in orange. (chart by UptownMessenger.com, source: Louisiana Department of Education)

Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans became the latest Uptown charter school to receive an ‘A’ rating from the state, and Sophie B. Wright rose to a ‘B,’ according to the latest School Performance Scores released late last week.

But three schools in the College Prep network all struggled this year — Cohen fell a grade level from a B to a C, Crocker saw its score fall, and Sylvanie Williams remained at a D. Continue reading »

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Nov 212016
 

Two people were robbed of their vehicle at gunpoint early Sunday morning on Adams Street in Carrollton, New Orleans police said.

The victims, a 29-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman, were in the 2100 block of Adams Street (between Panola and Sycamore) around 5 a.m., when two men approached, according to the initial NOPD report.

“The subjects stole the victim’s keys, cell phones, wallets and drove off in their vehicle,” the report states. “The vehicle was later recovered.”

Further details were not immediately available. Anyone with information is urged to call the NOPD Second District station at 658-6020 to speak to a detective, or CrimeStoppers at 822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.

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Nov 162016
 
New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd speaks at Tulane University on Wednesday, Nov. 16. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd speaks at Tulane University on Wednesday, Nov. 16. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The entire life of Donald J. Trump has been a study in shifting character — from the New York playboy and brash investor who rose to fame in the 1980s, to the wizened, demanding businessman who dominated The Apprentice, to the rabble-rousing ideologue who captured the Republican nomination.

Now that Trump has been elected President, said New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd to a packed audience at Tulane on Wednesday night, no one really has any idea what kind of character he will assume next. Continue reading »

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