university of new orleans http://wwno.org en Storyville: 'Grieving For The Pies I've Never Eaten' http://wwno.org/post/storyville-grieving-pies-ive-never-eaten <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I’m a fan of most South Louisiana specialties — crawfish, king cake, </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Zapp’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Potato Chips, et cetera — but a few things make me feel like a traitor to my local roots: I prefer my coffee without chicory, I’m ambivalent about oysters, and I’m pretty sure I have never in my life eaten a </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hubig’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Pie.</span></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:53:58 +0000 Laura McKnight 53515 at http://wwno.org Storyville: 'Hollerin' http://wwno.org/post/storyville-hollerin <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">In Memory of Rod and Miss Imelda</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Man, I swear you could hear Rod coming all the way from clear across Broad Ave. Laughing that big throaty Rod laugh and hollering out his “Alrights!” and “Okays!” while that old rusty bike dodged those Guv Nicholls St. potholes, squeaking up a storm. Didn’t matter if you were a stranger or not, you were gonna catch a holler from Rod.</span></p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Woodlief Thomas 52601 at http://wwno.org Storyville: 'Not Exactly A Lady' http://wwno.org/post/storyville-not-exactly-lady <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I first visited New Orleans in the </span>1970s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as a teenager with my father. He and four of his friends coordinated their business trips to meet here several times a year. They did </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">not </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">bring their wives. They wound up their various meetings by late afternoon and drifted into the courtyard at the Hotel </span>Richelieu<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> one by one. Loosening ties and dropping jackets on the backs of chairs, they ordered double bourbons. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 15:04:50 +0000 Phyllis Dunham 49948 at http://wwno.org UNO Quality Of Life Survey Shows Optimism http://wwno.org/post/uno-quality-life-survey-shows-optimism <p>The annual University of New Orleans quality of life survey has been released. Orleans Parish residents say things are looking up.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The UNO survey finds 47 percent of Orleans Parish respondents say the city has become a better place to live over the past five years.</span></p><p>Jefferson Parish responses were also positive — at 42 percent.</p><p>UNO political science professor Ed Chervenak says the poll surveyed registered voters over the phone in October — about 300 in each parish.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 48400 at http://wwno.org UNO Children's Center Closing http://wwno.org/post/uno-childrens-center-closing <p>This month the University of New Orleans sent out a notice, saying its child daycare facility would close December 20. The reason given? It loses money, at a time when the university is facing severe budget cuts. That leaves 81 children in need of new child care options.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At dusk, parents descend on the UNO lakefront campus to collect their little ones from daycare. But a few weeks ago, they lingered — to browse brochures for different child care. Word was out, the UNO Children’s Center was closing.</span></p><p>“It breaks our hearts, you know?”</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:27:14 +0000 Eve Troeh 46976 at http://wwno.org Jason Patterson Discusses The Upcoming Jazz At The Sandbar Season http://wwno.org/post/jason-patterson-discusses-upcoming-jazz-sandbar-season <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jason Patterson returns to the WWNO studio to discuss upcoming plans for this season&rsquo;s Jazz at the Sandbar.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most may know Patterson for the managerial work he does at Snug Harbor, but he is also a part of a few non-profit organizations in New Orleans &mdash; including lending his talents to the New Orleans Jazz Celebration; a non-profit organization that he says acts as an umbrella organization helping to produce jazz series like A Nickel a Day and Jazz at the Sandbar.</span></p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 20:13:15 +0000 Jack Hopke 44835 at http://wwno.org Big Band Music To Make A Comeback In The Crescent City http://wwno.org/post/big-band-music-make-comeback-crescent-city <p></p><p>Big band music is about to make a comeback in New Orleans thanks to Elvin Monteleone, a native who decided it was time to come home and bring his unique vision back with him.</p><p>Big bands were big business through the 1950s, but fell out of favor due to changing tastes in music and the expense of maintaining a large roster of musicians. Monteleone, who fell in love with Glenn Miller's music while playing Alto Sax in high school at De La Salle, says he woke up one morning in Scottsdale, AZ and decided it was time he started a 20-piece big band.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 15:37:07 +0000 Jack Hopke 41599 at http://wwno.org Student Test Scores Used to Measure Teacher Training http://wwno.org/post/student-test-scores-used-measure-teacher-training <div _ref="content" class="contents" style=""><div id="SafeStyles1367427969"><p style="margin:0;padding:0;">&nbsp;</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 11:30:00 +0000 Eve Troeh 34419 at http://wwno.org Survey Shows Mayor Landrieu With 70 Percent Approval Rating http://wwno.org/post/survey-shows-mayor-landrieu-70-percent-approval-rating <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Orleans Mayor Mitch </span>Landrieu<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is getting a pretty good grade from residents. A recent University of New Orleans survey finds him getting a robust approval rating.</span></p><p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 33000 at http://wwno.org UNO Names Williams Dean of College of Business Administration http://wwno.org/post/uno-names-williams-dean-college-business-administration <p>The University of New Orleans has named John Williams as the new dean of the College of Business Administration.</p><p>Williams has served as the college's interim dean since August of 2010, and was one of three finalists selected from a nationwide search,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">the university said today in a press release</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 16:16:15 +0000 Jason Saul 32889 at http://wwno.org