May 302018
 

A Message from Incoming President Tania Tetlow to Alumni, Donors and Volunteers from Loyola University on Vimeo.

Tania Tetlow, recently named as the 17th president of Loyola University New Orleans and the first layperson to serve in that role, recorded a series of greeting videos in which she introduces herself to students, faculty, parents, alumni and university donors. In the videos, Tetlow describes her life growing up around the university in a family of Jesuit priests, even being “sung to sleep with Gregorian chant,” and promising to work with all the groups to improve the university in the fall.

Her message to alumni is above. To see all the videos, see Loyola University’s page at Vimeo.

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Apr 272018
 

Jesmyn Ward listens as interviewer Nathaniel Rich poses a question during a reading at Garden District Books in October. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Novelist Jesmyn Ward — whose accolades include frequent comparisons to fellow Mississippian William Faulkner — will give this year’s commencement address to students at Tulane University, where she is a professor of English. Continue reading »

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Apr 262018
 

The limited engagement of ECLIPSED—award-winning play by Danai Gurira (Black Panther)—continues its run at Loyola University through Sunday, May 6. The black female-led production about five women during the Second Liberian Civil War is part of Southern Rep Theatre’s 2017-18 season in residence at Loyola’s Department of Theatre Arts and Dance.

Idella Johnson (L) & LaSharron Purvis performing ECLIPSE. (photo by John B. Barrios)

ECLIPSED is described as “a delicately drawn portrait of the captive wives of a rebel officer in Liberia in 2003. Each one works to find her own way to survive and her place within their tenuous community as the war draws to a close and an uncertain future awaits them. Gurira’s play celebrates their strength, resourcefulness, and humor within an unflinching examination of the human toll of the conflict.” Continue reading »

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Apr 162018
 

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A Tulane student and her friend were forced to participate in sex acts with a group of a half-dozen men at a home on South Claiborne Avenue early Sunday, prompting an aggravated rape investigation by the New Orleans Police Department, authorities said. Continue reading »

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Apr 052018
 

Three former mayors of New Orleans — Moon Landrieu, Sidney Barthelemy and Marc Morial — will join current Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell tonight in a discussion on the city’s past and future as part of the Loyola Institute of Politics’ annual lecture series. Continue reading »

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Apr 042018
 

Joey Bishop (via Tulane University)

Tulane University Police Superintendent Joey Bishop has resigned and the university has hired an outside law firm to investigate complaints against the department, amid an investigation into misconduct allegations by our partners at WWL-TV. Continue reading »

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Jan 052018
 

David Cariello, owner of Campus Connection, wanted to come up with a silly way to market a new T-shirt celebrating the 20-year anniversary of Tulane’s undefeated 1998 football season. So, in one Tweet, Cariello concocted an improbable backstory for the shirt.

While the story about the missing shipment is fictitious, the shirt’s popularity is no joke. Cariello said he underestimated how many people would be interested in a t-shirt celebrating the 20-year-old National Championship. Continue reading »

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Apr 272017
 

Frank Luntz speaks to the Loyola University Institute of Politics on Thursday, April 27. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Why is Frank Luntz so darkly pessimistic about the future of American democracy?

“I’m afraid that this is the election cycle that kills our democracy,” the nationally known pollster and commentator said at Loyola University on Thursday night.

Luntz is so pessimistic because he is paid to listen to people, and what he hears is an America that has become completely unable to listen to one another. Continue reading »

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Feb 202017
 

Several student organizations at Loyola University New Orleans have made efforts to aid in tornado relief and cleanup. While the school is not equipped with tools to send students out and immediately start rebuilding, they encourage students to find ways to help, according to a report by Dannielle Garcia of The Maroon. Continue reading »

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Feb 072017
 

A panel of experts from Tulane Law School on Wednesday afternoon will discuss the executive order by President Trump that attempted to halt travel to the United States from seven Muslim countries before it was blocked by a federal judge. Continue reading »

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