Dillard University http://wwno.org en First Lady Michelle Obama And Governor Jindal To Deliver Commencement Addresses http://wwno.org/post/first-lady-michelle-obama-and-governor-jindal-deliver-commencement-addresses <p>First Lady Michelle Obama will address graduating students and their families at Dillard University’s 2014 commencement ceremony in May.</p><p>In a news release Thursday, the White House said that Dillard University was chosen because of "its legacy as one of America’s top historically black universities."</p><p>On the same day — May 10 — Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will also deliver a commencement address at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Liberty is a private Christian college founded by the late Reverend Jerry Falwell.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:49:25 +0000 Janaya Williams 58784 at http://wwno.org Dillard University's Office Of Community Relations Helps Gentilly Stay Healthy http://wwno.org/post/dillard-universitys-office-community-relations-helps-gentilly-stay-healthy <p>Dillard University's Office of Community Relations is helping people in Gentilly stay healthy. Eve Abrams explores the university's efforts to combat&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">obesity, poor nutrition, and bad eating habits throughout the neighborhood.</span></p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 13:05:00 +0000 Eve Abrams 48490 at http://wwno.org Future Of Cash-Strapped Historic Black Colleges http://wwno.org/post/future-cash-strapped-historic-black-colleges Transcript <p>CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST: <p>This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Celeste Headlee. Michel Martin is away. Coming up, short-term jitters are leading many small investors to pull their money off of Wall Street. We're going to ask what that could mean for them and the market in the long run. That's just ahead.<p>But first, we talk about a financial crisis in higher education. Many of the nation's historically black colleges and universities, known as HBCUs, are facing a crisis. Tue, 20 Nov 2012 17:41:00 +0000 Celeste Headlee 23750 at http://wwno.org Hip-hop and women topic of Dillard forum http://wwno.org/post/hip-hop-and-women-topic-dillard-forum <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Dillard University plans a panel discussion on the role of women in hip-hop culture.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Titled "Does Hip-Hop Hate Women? A Conversation About Sex, Love and Gender Politics in Today's Pop Culture, the program is conceived as a town-hall style meeting and is open to the public.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 22:24:41 +0000 The Associated Press 20185 at http://wwno.org Jazz Vocalist Rene Marie Celebrates Americana http://wwno.org/post/jazz-vocalist-rene-marie-celebrates-americana <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d400d94723a-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d400d94723a-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d400d94723a-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wwno/local-wwno-999624.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>New Orleans, La. – Award winning Jazz singer Rene Marie celebrates Americana in an evening of song.</p> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 21:22:47 +0000 Diane Mack 3513 at http://wwno.org