New Orleans, La. – Governor Jindal says the transfer will be a better match for U-N-O to work alongside similar research facilities instead of under the flagship Louisiana State University. It comes after he failed to persuade lawmakers to merge UNO with Southern University of New Orleans, which was loudly opposed by that school's faculty and students. After the signing ceremony, Jindal said he still expects SUNO to improve its student retention and graduation rates.
New Orleans, Louisiana – What sport requires no balls or nets, and needs only a surface, two chairs, and two people using one arm each? New Orleans is part of a growing national movement of you guessed it: arm wrestling. Eve Abrams brings us this window into the highly competitive world of the New Orleans Ladies Arm Wrestling, known as NO LAW.
New Orleans, La. – Governor Jindal says the projects include restoring oyster habitats, fisheries and barrier islands. The money will come from $1 billion BP offered in April as part of the Natural Resources Damage Assessment process that will take years to complete. He says Louisiana deserves most of the money.
New Orleans, La. – Mayor Landrieu and U-S Labor Secretary Hilda Solis announced that New Orleans will be getting full-time, high-level federal staff to live in the city and help coordinate how tax dollars are spent.