higher education

Classroom training equipment in the Oil & Gas Production Technology Department at Bossier Parish Community College. The BPCC program has seen its enrollment down by more than 40% in the current oil downturn.
Ryan Kailath


Derrick Hadley was born to work in the oil field — almost literally. His father named him after an oil rig, spelling and all.

The University of New Orleans.

On the occasion of the installation of a new president at the University of New Orleans, All Things New Orleans host Jack Hopke invited Adam Norris, the university's spokesperson and director of public relations, to speak about new developments and programs at UNO.

Governor John Bel Edwards released a new budget proposal on Wednesday, and it includes major cuts to Louisiana's college scholarship program.

The proposed budget - which would go into effect July 1 - slashes TOPS scholarship funding by over 60 percent. It provides only about a third of the nearly $300 million needed to fund the program.

The Honoré Center for Undergraduate Achievement hosts an open house tonight. The program gives black male students full scholarships to Southern University at New Orleans — if they agree to work as teachers for two years after college.

In a sixth grade class at Langston Hughes Academy, students quietly fill out a worksheet on renewable energy. Donovan Woods approaches the ones that seem stumped or distracted, and helps them with their work.

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After a public search, the University of New Orleans has a new president. Dr. John Nicklow has been named by the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors.

The college admissions process can be confounding and nerve-wracking. What if an admissions counselor could take you behind the scenes, reviewing mock applications right in front of you? Next Monday, twelve schools are doing just that at the New Orleans College Case Study.

Thousands of students recently gathered outside the state capitol to protest higher education budget cuts.
Mallory Falk / WWNO

Governor John Bel Edwards has warned that Louisiana's budget crisis likely means even more cuts to higher education — up to $70 million — and big changes to the state's popular scholarship program, TOPS. For local students, that translates to an uncertain future.

C. Reynold Verret attended a special Holy Mass at Xavier University on Thursday evening, ahead of his investiture on Friday.
Tegan Wendland / WWNO

Xavier University in New Orleans has a new president. C. Reynold Verret took the position last summer, but the formal inauguration is this week.

Eve Abrams

New Orleans has ten KIPP schools serving grades Kindergarten through 12th.. KIPP New Orleans also has a program called KIPP Through College, which supports KIPP middle school and high school alumni on their path to and through college.

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Staving off coastal land loss in Louisiana will take lots of money and lots of manpower. In just the next four years, GNO Inc. expects up to 12,000 new jobs in the so-called “water sector,” like coastal restoration managers and mathematicians who can model water flow.


But there are not enough workers in the region with the skills to fill those jobs. The new University of New Orleans certificate in Coastal Engineering and Science aims to remedy that.