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New grant to support Dillard University retention, graduation initiatives

By Kevin Foster Contributing Writer Dillard University was awarded $666,600 to advance and develop student support initiatives, thanks to a grant by The Lumina Foundation,

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Trump signs Executive Order on HBCUs

By Lauren Victoria Burke Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — President Trump signed an executive order to focus more attention on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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First Black woman elected president of Harvard Law Review
(Special from News One) — In 1990, Barack Obama became The Harvard Law Review’s first Black President, a major historical achievement (but obviously not his last or most significant).
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Archdiocese of New Orleans names first Black school superintendent
Last week, the Archdiocese of New Orleans selected its first Black superintendent to oversee Catholic schools in the New Orleans region. Dr. RaeNell Billiot Houston, who has served as an ...
Xavier student places first in national pitch for corporate marketing solutions
By Tia Alphonse Contributing Writer Finding the winning pitch, Ayanna Robertson conceived an idea to unite people through music. In 2016, Ketchum, one of the largest public relations and marketing firms ...
A ‘no excuses’ New Orleans Charter School has a change of heart
By Mallory Falk and Eve Troeh WWNO 89.9 Editor’s note: This article is part I of WWNO’s story series focusing on trauma amongst school-aged children called, “Kids, Trauma and New Orleans Schools.” ...
Type 2 Charters such as NOCCA and ISL ruled ‘not public schools’
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer In a 3-2 split decision, the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Type 2 Charter Schools cannot be classified as public schools and therefore ...
St. Aug’s legacy on display at Smithsonian
When the Smithsonian Museum of African-American History and Culture opened last year, President Barack Obama and other Black leaders celebrated the power the institution would have to chronicle the stories ...
Uncertainties abound in unification process
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer As the first urban privatized public school district enters a new phase dubbed “Unification,” the process will be guided by Act 91 and a plan ...
Third SUNO chancellor finalist withdraws name
In less than six months, efforts by a search committee and the Southern University System to replace Southern University at New Orleans Chancellor Dr. Victor Ukpolo, who stepped down on ...

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