Some people dream of getting off the grid, dropping out of the complications of our highly urbanized 21st century. One 21-year-old Loyola University student did just that â€” in Mongolia, of all places.
SharonÂ LitwinÂ finds out why on this week's Notes from New Orleans.
New Orleanians have always had a relaxed attitude about many things other cities deem illegal. But what happens when such cultural acceptance is extended to really serious issues like prostitution â€” like Storyville back in the day â€” or what is now called human trafficking?
Two reports examine the social and economic challenges faced by fathers in New Orleans.
Two reports released today track the importance of fathers not only to their own children, but the community at large. Theyâ€™re the result of information gathered by the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center. Researchers find New Orleans has a powerful tool to fight crime that itâ€™s not using to its full potential.
A Loyola university student was sexually assaulted in a campus parking garage by an acquaintance this past Friday, the university announced that evening in an e-mail sent by the campus police department.
The woman was assaulted at approximately 4:12 a.m. on Jan. 15 in the stairwell of the FreretÂ St. garage, according to the university's statement. Loyola says the victim has identified her attacker, and the New Orleans Police Department is handling the investigation.
Loyola has released a series of safety tips to the campus community:
A Loyola University student has won a grant to help teach health care providers at a New Orleans area school counseling skills aimed at reducing childhood obesity.
The $4,000 grant from the American Nurse Practitioner Foundation is going to Monica Alleman, a student in Loyola's Doctor of Nursing Practice program.
Alleman is teaching health care professionals at John Ehret High School in Marrero a technique called motivational interviewing. It involves speaking to patients in ways that illicit the patients' own solutions â€” instead of trying to command behavior.