Opera star and 2001 Loyola graduate Bryan Hymel will return to campus Sunday afternoon to celebrate the release of his debut CD Héroïque with a free performance and discussion about his experience creating it.
Loyola University will host the Valentina Kozlova International Semifinal Ballet Competition this weekend, as well as master classes by the Soviet-born dancer from the Bolshoi Ballet who defected more than 35 years ago.
Dr. Kristen L. Buras, a member of the Educational Policy Studies faculty at Georgia State University, will be featured in Tulane’s “The New Orleans Education Market a Decade Later: Reflections on Race & the Politics of Dispossession” discussion this Monday night (Feb. 23).
Tulane University’s Newcomb Art Gallery will feature an exhibition called “Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist, Works on Paper by the Artist and his Circle,” with an opening reception the day after Mardi Gras.
Loyola University will host a forum on the role of women in Mardi Gras this afternoon (Monday, Feb. 9) featuring leaders from Carnival krewes such as Iris, Muses, DIVAs and the Society of St. Anne.
Loyola University New Orleans’ Visual Arts Department is holding an opening reception this evening (Thursday, Feb. 5) for its two new exhibitions, “Mementos” and “stop thinking so much.”
The authors of two new books from History Press — one chronicling events in New Orleans leading up to the infamous Super Bowl power outage in 2013, and the other a history of Hattiesburg, Miss. — will read from and discuss their works at Tulane University tonight (Wednesday, Feb. 4).
Loyola University New Orleans’ Theatre Arts and Dance Department is performing an original interpretation of “Alice in Wonderland.”
A 28-year-old man fatally shot his 25-year-old girlfriend and then himself in a Willow Street apartment, New Orleans police said Sunday morning, leaving the Tulane community mourning the unexpected loss of two law-school students.
Despite the Airbnb “horror stories” — 50 frat boys packing a tiny house for a weekend of debauchery — the real danger of short-term rentals, critics say, is the evisceration of neighborhoods, where greedy landlords displace long-time tenants for the quick buck of well-heeled weekenders. As New Orleans’ residents are replaced with tourists, the businesses that once served the neighborhood lose their customer base, and they too are replaced with overpriced establishments catering to the wealthy from elsewhere.
That view, supporters of the industry counter, gets the entire picture backwards. Airbnb actually allows residents to keep their homes amid rising prices by providing them with a small but significant supplementary source of income. Meanwhile, because the residents remain at the house, they have more money to spend at their favorite neighborhood establishments — and their guests often choose to spend money at the same places, strengthening the business community.
On Tuesday, Loyola New Orleans’ Our Lives Matter group held a candlelight vigil in honor of those who have passed due to police brutality. After lighting candles, participants held a 4:30 moment of silence for the four and a half hours Michael Brown’s body was left on the street. Students took the opportunity to share their own experiences with police brutality and abuses of power and generally their feelings about the current events involving the police. Our Lives Matter will be holding events in the coming year including a panel discussion on the definition of racism and a meeting with the Second District police.
On Saturday night, Tulane took on Temple University, an American conference rival, in the final game of the regular season, the final game in Yulman stadium for all of the team’s seniors. Tulane seniors were honored before kickoff with a hug and a game ball from head coach Curtis Johnson and greeted by their friends and family. The Green Wave fell to the Owls 10-3 in the closing seconds after a game riddled with turnovers from both teams.
Fun fact, Tulane and Temple played each other in the first-ever Sugar Bowl in Tulane Stadium in January of 1935.
The Soul Rebels, students from the Trombone Shorty Academy, and a Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews will play a free concert at Tulane’s McAlister Auditorium next week, with a suggested donation of a new toy that will be given to children from the Treme neighborhood during the holiday season.
On Saturday afternoon, Tulane fell to Memphis 38-7 in their homecoming game, their first homecoming game at Yulman stadium. Turnovers were the name of the game, Tulane committed five in the game and three in the first half.
Nearly one in five women experience some sort of sexual assault while in college, and their assailants in 90 percent of those cases are someone they already know, according to a Loyola University researcher.
With Greek life playing such a central role in the social culture at both Tulane and Loyola universities — even providing what officials described as the setting for some of those attacks — would shutting down the fraternity system reduce sexual assault on campus?
The United States enjoys the freedoms it does today because of the sacrifices of soldiers in previous generations, and the best way to honor them is by continuing to make the country a better place by learning first aid, or teaching a kid to read, retired Lt. Gen. Russell Honore told a Tulane class on Monday afternoon
A crowd full of costumes was not enough to lift Tulane to victory over their American Athletic Conference rivals, the University of Cincinnati Bearcats, on Friday night at Yulman Stadium. The Wave lost 38-10 to Cincinnati, despite forcing three turnovers. The next home game is their homecoming game November 15th versus the Memphis Tigers. Friday was also a homecoming for Cincinnati quarterback Munchie Legaux who is a New Orleans native and a graduate of Edna Carr high school.
University of Memphis art history professor Dr. Nigel Strudwick will be visiting Tulane University this Friday (Oct. 31) to talk about thieves who tried to steal ancient Egypt’s treasures.
Strudwick will focus on treasure in Thebes and the Valley of Kings, and what made it so attractive.
A year into The Advocate’s entry into the New Orleans market, publisher John Georges says his newspaper’s content and cost models make it a front runner to become the preferred paper for residents across Louisiana.