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Storyville
9:04 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Storyville: 'Not Exactly A Lady'

The 500 Club on Bourbon Street.
Credit Ryan Khatam

I first visited New Orleans in the 1970s as a teenager with my father. He and four of his friends coordinated their business trips to meet here several times a year. They did not bring their wives. They wound up their various meetings by late afternoon and drifted into the courtyard at the Hotel Richelieu one by one. Loosening ties and dropping jackets on the backs of chairs, they ordered double bourbons. By dusk, they were blearily intoxicated and ready for dinner.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Tue November 19, 2013

UNO Quality Of Life Survey Shows Optimism

47 percent of Orleans Parish respondents to a UNO survey say the city has become a better place to live over the past five years.
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The annual University of New Orleans quality of life survey has been released. Orleans Parish residents say things are looking up.

The UNO survey finds 47 percent of Orleans Parish respondents say the city has become a better place to live over the past five years.

Jefferson Parish responses were also positive — at 42 percent.

UNO political science professor Ed Chervenak says the poll surveyed registered voters over the phone in October — about 300 in each parish.

Crime remains the major concern in New Orleans. In Jefferson Parish, it rates 26 percent.

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Education
12:27 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

UNO Children's Center Closing

The UNO Children's Center has operated since 1992
Save the UNO Children's Center

This month the University of New Orleans sent out a notice, saying its child daycare facility would close December 20. The reason given? It loses money, at a time when the university is facing severe budget cuts. That leaves 81 children in need of new child care options.

At dusk, parents descend on the UNO lakefront campus to collect their little ones from daycare. But a few weeks ago, they lingered — to browse brochures for different child care. Word was out, the UNO Children’s Center was closing.

“It breaks our hearts, you know?”

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Arts & Culture
3:13 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Jason Patterson Discusses The Upcoming Jazz At The Sandbar Season

A Jazz at the Sandbar performance from 2012.
UNO Music Department

Jason Patterson returns to the WWNO studio to discuss upcoming plans for this season’s Jazz at the Sandbar.

Most may know Patterson for the managerial work he does at Snug Harbor, but he is also a part of a few non-profit organizations in New Orleans — including lending his talents to the New Orleans Jazz Celebration; a non-profit organization that he says acts as an umbrella organization helping to produce jazz series like A Nickel a Day and Jazz at the Sandbar.

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Music Interviews
10:37 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Big Band Music To Make A Comeback In The Crescent City

The Sonoran Serenade Big Band.
Sonoran Serenade Big Band

Big band music is about to make a comeback in New Orleans thanks to Elvin Monteleone, a native who decided it was time to come home and bring his unique vision back with him.

Big bands were big business through the 1950s, but fell out of favor due to changing tastes in music and the expense of maintaining a large roster of musicians. Monteleone, who fell in love with Glenn Miller's music while playing Alto Sax in high school at De La Salle, says he woke up one morning in Scottsdale, AZ and decided it was time he started a 20-piece big band.

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Education
6:30 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Student Test Scores Used to Measure Teacher Training

 

Investigative journalism site The Lens features a story by Sarah Carr today. Carr looks at a Louisiana program that uses student test scores to evaluate teacher training programs. The education reporter sat down with WWNO's Eve Troeh to talk about her latest work, which Carr says could transform teacher training in Louisiana and across the nation.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Survey Shows Mayor Landrieu With 70 Percent Approval Rating

Mayor Mitch Landrieu, at a crime rally last year.
Tyler A. Gamble Office of Mayor Mitch Landrieu

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is getting a pretty good grade from residents. A recent University of New Orleans survey finds him getting a robust approval rating.

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Higher Education
11:16 am
Tue April 9, 2013

UNO Names Williams Dean of College of Business Administration

John Williams, the new dean of the University of New Orleans' College of Business Administration.
The University of New Orleans

The University of New Orleans has named John Williams as the new dean of the College of Business Administration.

Williams has served as the college's interim dean since August of 2010, and was one of three finalists selected from a nationwide search, the university said today in a press release.

“I am confident that Dean Williams will provide the leadership required to enhance the College’s internal operations and continued engagement with the greater New Orleans community,” said UNO Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs James E. Payne.

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Features
7:00 am
Wed March 20, 2013

First African-American UNO Students Reveal Painful Integration Memories

Raphael Cassimere Jr., UNO graduate and UNO professor emeritus of history (far left), moderating a panel discussion with seven of the 55 African-American students who attended LSUNO when it opened in 1958.
Credit University of New Orleans

The University of New Orleans welcomed back some of the first African-American students to attend the school when it opened in 1958. Despite the 55 years that have passed since that time, many recalled vivid details of a painful transition.

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Higher Education
10:51 am
Tue March 12, 2013

UNO Down to Three Finalists for Business Dean

The University of New Orleans has named three finalists for dean of its College of Business, which has been without a permanent leader since August 2010.

New Orleans CityBusiness reports that they include John Williams, who is serving as interim dean and leads the college's Kabacoff School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration.

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