Mar 072012

Bobby Sanabria, a renowned percussionist who has played with numerous jazz legends, will present a free lecture and performance at Loyola University tonight tracing the evolution of an Afro-Cuban rhythm pattern into the modern day. Continue reading »

Mar 072012

Robberies have increased citywide, but the Carrollton and university area has seen a particular surge in robberies during the last few months, prompting a town hall meeting Tuesday from Loyola, Tulane and NOPD Second District police officials explaining new security measures being taken.

Mar 062012

Tulane and Loyola universities and the New Orleans Police Department will host a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. tonight (Tuesday, March 6) about public safety issues around the Uptown area. Continue reading »

Nov 282011

“The Loyola University New Orleans campus will be transformed into a winter wonderland next week thanks to 20 tons of manufactured snow,” writes the Loyola University Newsroom. “The University Programming Board will present their annual Sneaux@Loyno event on Thursday, Dec. 8. from 6-8 p.m. on Loyola’s front lawn located on St. Charles Ave.” Continue reading »

Nov 172011

A suspect in a robbery in apprehended near Audubon Boulevard and Willow Street Monday morning. (Sabree Hill,

Edwin S. Murillo (via

A man who caused a police chase that led to the injury of a Tulane officer Wednesday has been charged with attempting to steal a Tulane student’s cell phone on St. Charles Avenue and then snatching an iPod from a Loyola student, authorities said. Continue reading »

Oct 282011

Calhoun Street resident Fenn French, who just concluded an unsuccessful campaign to unseat state Rep. Neil Abramson, has filed a lawsuit saying that Loyola University’s planned expansion of Monroe Hall violates a 50-year-old agreement to prevent the building’s windows from looking into his home, according to an article by reporter Sam Winstrom of The Maroon student newspaper. Continue reading »

Oct 052011

Susan Guidry

Living near two large universities can be both a blessing and a burden, City Councilwoman Susan Guidry told a crowd of about 100 constituents Wednesday night as she sought to answer their quality-of-life questions.

Guidry — whose District A includes the Carrollton, Audubon and university neighborhoods as well as Mid-City and Lakeview — offered few specific solutions during her talk, bringing a cohort of city officials and department heads to meet with people about their individual issues. Instead, she focused on descriptions of her efforts and the city’s to handle broader issues around the university areas — underage drinking, overcrowded houses and illegal parking — as well as updates on other topics, including the $55 million upcoming drainage project on Napoleon Avenue and new efforts to notify neighbors of nearby land-use changes. Continue reading »

Sep 302011

The “NolaLoyola 2011: Live to Eat” conference runs all day today with panels on the city’s food culture, culminating in a roundtable discussion with chefs from Commander’s Palace, Dooky Chase and Upperline. Continue reading »

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Jul 172011

"MO" denotes Loyola University's Monroe Hall, just behind the communications and music building on St. Charles Avenue. The building is scheduled for a major renovation and expansion in early 2012. (via

Loyola University is planning a major renovation to one of its classroom buildings early next year, and the neighborhood is invited to a town-hall meeting Monday night to learn about the project. Continue reading »