The outlook wasn’t brilliant for Loyola U this year,
Freshmen enrollment was down 30 percent, with layoffs now to fear.
And then when Liberto quit in shame, and Kaskel took his place,
A sickly silence fell upon each ‘n every alumni face.
All of Uptown began to rise their voices in despair, as the rest
Clung to that hope which springs futilely in the human breast;
They thought, if only Casey could recruit for the freshman class –
We’d put up endowment money, now, and shove it up Tulane’s smarmy [expletive deleted].
The sad truth for Loyola is that there is no “mighty Casey” waiting in the wings. Freshman enrollment has plummeted by nearly a third with only a short time left until the Fall semester begins. It appears that the main culprit for the massive shortfall was an adjustment to Loyola’s financial aid offers. Apparently, Loyola’s high tuition left little margin for error with respect to financial aid. Prospective students today are savvy; their market responds quickly.
As the Broadmoor Improvement Association pursues its goal of installing 100 anti-crime cameras around the neighborhood, it is launching an online fundraiser in hopes of defraying the cost of the cameras.
We’re in a situation these days at work where those of us who cook for a living are having to take things back to basics and re-learn some appreciation for what many of us view as scut work. I think it’s a good thing.
It is all fine and good to be creative and come up with new dishes and keep pushing culinary boundaries. This is what I love to do and what so many of my cheffery friends enjoy on a daily basis. But, in any decent commercial kitchen, one has to be a generalist and be willing to pitch in wherever it’s needed. If you find an executive chef who’s not willing to take his/her turn washing dishes, you’ve got a problem. A good leader pulls from the front of the team instead of shouting orders from the wagon the team is pulling.
Uptown residents who want to help the NOPD Sixth District in its fight against crime now have a new window onto the suspects police are looking for — a YouTube channel where detectives are posting the latest surveillance videos they obtain from crime scenes.
The 5100 block of Freret Street will be closed for a month to replace an underground water line prior to an upcoming repaving project there, and cars are being detoured through the neighborhood while crews dig into the pavement.
The 155-year-old St. Mary’s Assumption Church in the Irish Channel has already raised about half of the $1 million for its “Don’t Let The Tower Tumble” campaign to restore its 190-foot bell tower, which has lost its gold leaf and copper plating and the cross atop it, reports Bill Capo of our partners at WWL-TV.
By the time of a hearing last week on its $1.4 million budget, Bricolage Academy had enrolled 70 students with 20 still on a waiting list and the possibility of more coming from the OneApp process, making the new charter school’s leader, Josh Densen, confident that the school will meet its goal of 75 students in its first year of kindergarten, according to a report by Stephen Babcock of The Lens.
Maybe it was just a pot of jambalaya, or maybe the calm before a storm, but by all accounts Wednesday night was a positive step on the road back for Jimmy’s Music Club — about 30 supporters, neighbors and city officials all sharing a bite to eat and some casual conversation before heading into a week that could bring a formal operating agreement and approval from the city to reopen.
With the exception of a trio of attacks by bat-wielding teens, most of the cases do not show clear links to one another, New Orleans police officials said Wednesday. Significant evidence, such as photos or DNA, has been recovered in most of the cases, however, so the investigations are all considered active.
We are in mourning for our dear friend Hank Braden, a wonderful person, a gifted political strategist, an outstanding legislator and a visionary who put together coalitions of like-minded people from across racial lines.
A deep hole near the intersection of Coliseum and Upperline streets left for months by unfinished underground repairs has finally been filled, following a series of reports last week by Bill Capo and our partners at WWL-TV.
ENCORE Academy will grow from 205 to 315 students in 2013-14, its second year of operation, with the addition of a third section of kindergarten, a fourth and a sixth grade, according to a report by Stephen Babcock of The Lens. The school will remain at its location inside the Crocker building on Marengo Street for the coming year, but will have to find a new home for 2014-15.
As former New Orleans police officers Kevin Wheeler and Juan Vera appeal their termination from the force following their use of a Taser on an unarmed man, the case revolves largely around their assertion that they did not know the man’s weapon had been removed — despite clear evidence of that on a video from a Taser.
My late maternal grandmother was about as New Orleans as it got. Italian heritage, Bunny Bread, colloquialisms, and all. And every opportunity I have to invoke a reference to her use of language, I do. Maybe my most favorite isn’t even hers, but however I will submit it is a waning regional standard. So while most might properly refer to their brood as their children, permit me a moment to impart to you my upcoming journey to retrieve my chirren from summer camp.
A man at the edge of the Lower Garden District was forced into a luxury SUV by two women who then robbed him at gunpoint Tuesday evening, authorities said.
Hearings on pending complaints before the city Alcohol Beverage Control board against Santa Fe Tapas on St. Charles Avenue and a west-Carrollton barroom were postponed Tuesday until next month.