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SUNO students to intern at coroner’s office

By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer At the start of the 2016 spring semester, Southern University of New Orleans (SUNO) is offering students in their forensic

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Darnel Williams, one of 30 students who are members of the first cohort of the Apple HBCU Scholars Program, poses with Denise Young-Smith, vice president for worldwide human resources at Apple and a graduate of Grambling State University, who announced the winners at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund Leadership Institute in Washington, D.C. last month.

Grambling student selected for Apple’s HBCU scholarship initiative

Multinational computer and technology company Apple, Inc. has announced the names of the 30 students selected to receive one-year college scholarships as part of a

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Members of the Dillard University student and mentor delegation traveling to COP21 in Paris are, from left to right: Dr. Ebony Turner, Alexis Walker (senior, public health), Mary I. Williams, Dr. Beverly Wright, Faith Flugence (sophomore, political science), Tiara Gray (sophomore, biology), and Celeste Cooper.
Dillard among HBCUs attending environmental justice confab
By Darcie Ortique Contributing Writer While the world is still trying to make sense of the Nov. 13 ISIL attacks in Paris, France, two educators at Historically Black Universities are still determined ...
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School site honored as historic landmark
By Ashlee Hill Contributing Writer It was a Saturday on the grounds of Valena C. Jones Elementary School at 1901 North Galvez St. and a group of its alumni ...
Warren Easton students, Antoine Philips and Taylor Simien show of their “Magic Hat” App they created as participants in the Lenovo Scholars Network.
Warren Easton students make the grade in ingenuity
By Eric Craig Contributing Writer A woman’s make-up guide, a shoe-tie guide for children, and a celebrity fashion app for Androids. These are all ideas of ambitious high school students at ...
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Public schools’ performance on the rise, scores show
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer New performance scores released by state officials last week showed sweeping improvements across Louisiana high schools, with almost one quarter earning the state’s top grade, an “A.”
Four charter high schools are now eligible to return to OPSB
By Marta Jewson The Lens (Special from thelens-nola.org) – Based on recently released state scores, four Recovery School District high schools are eligible to return to the control of the Orleans Parish ...
RSD scraps plans to move Cohen to Booker T. Washington site
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer It was once called an “ulcer” in the middle of New Orleans. Until the 1930s, the Silver City Dump operated as the second-largest landfill in New Orleans, collecting ...
Number of Black teachers rapidly declines as minority student population increases
By Robert Bess Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Westside Gazette) – The minority population has grown tremendously since the year 2000. According to the Census Bureau, the ...
Local HBCUs work around budget cuts
By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer If you’re an institution of higher education with less than 2,800 students, $4.5 million makes a big difference when it comes to programming and faculty levels. If ...

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