"Place-based initiatives" is a big buzz phrase in philanthropy circles these days. It means taking a comprehensive approach to improving a neighborhood, considering how factors like jobs, education, transportation and housing all interact in a specific place. But even if you've never heard that term before, if you live in the New Orleans area, chances are you already know what it means.
Occupy New Orleans protesters have taken their complaints to Mayor Mitch Landrieu's home. Several speakers are demanding help for the city's homeless.
About a dozen protesters are calling for help in housing homeless as well as keeping the Occupy New Orleans encampment in place outside City Hall. Spokesman W. C. Johnson says the mayor's eviction of the camp last week is illegal.
"We are here at his home to let him know that he cannot get away from the wrong that he inflicts on the citizens in the city that he claims that he loves."
The University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors has unanimously selected Peter Fos as the new president of the University of New Orleans.
Fos graduated from UNO in 1972. He's now the director of health policy and system management at LSU Health Sciences Center. After he was selected at the supervisors' Baton Rouge meeting, Fos said his first priority is improving the UNO brand.
The first play in the New Orleans Noir world premiere broadcast is Private Chick by Julie Smith, a former journalist and the author of 20 mysteries featuring three female sleuths and one neglected guy. Private Chick is read by local actors James Bartelle, Kerry Cahill, Andrew Farrier, Vatican Lokey, Mathew Mickal, and Mandy Zirkenbach. Stay tuned after the play for a short interview with the playwright.
The second play in Southern Rep and WWNO's New Orleans Noir broadcast is Spin Cycle by Greg Herren. Greg is the author of seventeen novels and editor of eleven anthologies. Spin Cycle is read by local actors James Bartelle, Kesha Bullard, Jason Kirkpatrick, Wendy Miklovic and John Neisler. Stay tuned following the performance for a short interview with playwright Greg Herren.
The University of New Orleans has a new president, selected by the University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors from UNO's own community.
Board members meeting in Baton Rouge announced that Peter Fos will be the new president. Fos graduated from UNO in 1972. He's currently program director for health policy and systems management at the LSU Health Sciences Center. Fos says there are two items on his immediate to-do list.