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The NFL Players Association announced the launch this week of The Trust, a program created to assist former NFL players in the transition to life after professional football.

One major component of The Trust is the Brain and Body program, which will provide participants with medical evaluations and care. Tulane University here in New Orleans is one of The Trust’s three national medical providers.

The NFL Players Association, the union representing active NFL players, announced the creation today of The Trust, a program dedicated to assisting players in their transition away from professional football.

For the past few weeks, the culinary arts students at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I., have been working with some less-than-seasoned sous chefs.

One of them, Clinton Piper, may look like a pro in his chef's whites, but he's struggling to work a whisk through some batter. "I know nothing about baking," he says.

When Devon Walker returned to the Tulane University campus last week, he was greeted with kisses in the hallways. Students and faculty applauded him.

One year ago this weekend, in the second game of the football season, Walker, a team captain for Tulane, went in for a tackle and broke his neck. He was paralyzed from the shoulders down.

For months, he recovered far from home in two different hospitals. But now he's back in Louisiana and re-enrolling at Tulane, in New Orleans.

Tulane University is launching a call for volunteers to perform 750,000 hours of community service as a tribute to retiring school President Scott Cowen. The project is open to Tulane students, faculty and the community at large.

Four New Orleans universities are included in the new Princeton Review guide to American colleges. Tulane, Loyola, Xavier and the University of New Orleans got high marks.

Edward Haslam, author of "Dr. Mary's Monkey", a book with a controversial theory on a conspiracy linked to the Kennedy assassination.

A visit with journalist Dudley Lahew, who reported on Senator Edward Kennedy's car crash at Chappaquidick; 44 years ago.

Tulane University's Dr. Patricia Farris, co-author of "The Sugar Detox"

 

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Most New Orleanians have probably heard that the Dalai Lama is in town this week. But perhaps you do not know of the work it took to bring the spiritual leader of 6 million Tibetan Buddhists to this city.

On this week's Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin talks with Ronald Marks, the Tulane scholar who organized the visit.

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His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is visiting New Orleans this weekend for a series of pubic speaking events. This past week a group of Tibetan monks gathered at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to construct a mandala, which will be completed on Friday morning and then ceremonially deposited into the Mississippi River that afternoon.

A major collection of Civil War documents is now part of the permanent collection entrusted to Tulane University. The papers include those written by Confederate President Jefferson Davis as well as the diaries of soldiers.


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