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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.


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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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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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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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.

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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Public institutions of higher learning in Louisiana have been facing many physical and financial challenges in recent years.

However, an innovation at the University of New Orleans attempts to attract and support highly qualified students whose fields of study will benefit both the institution and the city. Jack Hopke spoke about these initiatives with Adam Norris, UNO's Director of Public Relations.

UNO Baseball Still Searching for First Win

Feb 28, 2013

After a shaky start to their season, the University of New Orleans baseball team has still been unable to get on the right track.

The Privateers are still searching for their first win of the season after being swept in a road series against the South Alabama Jaguars over the weekend and dropping a game against the Tulane Green Wave Wednesday.

WWNO Hires News Director

Feb 19, 2013

WWNO, New Orleans’ NPR-member radio station, announced the appointment of Eve Troeh today as the station’s first news director, effective April 1.

In this role, Troeh will oversee the station’s expanding coverage of New Orleans and southeast Louisiana news stories and develop WWNO’s capability to report news of national significance for NPR. Troeh comes to WWNO after five years with Marketplace, the daily business news program heard by nine million radio listeners each week.

The Loyola Avenue streetcar line is now operating from the Union Passenger Terminal at Howard Avenue to Canal Street. While much has been made of it serving merely to shuttle tourists to the Superdome, it could serve residents as well.