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Commencement Schedules for NOLA's Universities



For some portions of the City, this time of year is not Fest Season, but Commencement Season. Caps and gowns have already taken flight at Dillard and SUNO, but Tulane, Loyola, UNO, and Xavier will all be distributing sheepskins in the days ahead. With dozens of events, it’s easy to be confused. NoDef has the full schedules for the local schools below.


Sign On The 50 Yard Line

LSU Recruits Announce Decisions At Under-Armour All-America Game



Football’s television spectacle now extends to the high school level. Today, the nation’s top high school players travelled to Florida to play in the annual Under Armour All-America game. Several of the player announced their college commitments in televised segments during the game. Needless to say, the LSU coaching staff was paying close attention.


(Green) Wave Goodbye


Les Miles is not the only college football coach in Louisiana to come under pressure after a disappointing results. Tulane’s Curtis Johnson is out of a job after posting back-to-back 3-9 seasons.


What The Heck Happened To The LSU Opener?


Last night, the Tiger faithful ended their pregame revelry and settled into their seats to watch LSU take the field against McNeese State. Some people even saw Mike and the Golden Band from Tigerland not to mention about five minutes of play, but the game was ultimately cancelled. NoDef has a breakdown for you explaining just what happened last night.


Quit Your Fossin'

UNO Prez Peter Fos Steps Down



During his two and a half tenure as president of the University of New Orleans (UNO) Peter Fos has overseen a series of high profile cuts. On Monday (8.31), the university chief announced one more cut: himself. Fos will step down as President on January 1, 2016.


Green Wave: Eco-Protesers Stage Sit-In at Tulane


The spirit of the Sixties is alive and well at Tulane. Today, Divest Tulane staged a good ol’ fashioned sit-in. The campus group advocates against fossil fuels, a controversial angle in energy-industry driven SoLa.


Delgado Makes a Splash with Water Grant


By Ashley Larsen

Delgado Community College received a 1.5 million dollar grant from GE to aid its efforts to train certified water infrastructure personnel for the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans. The announcement was made today during the Water Environment Federation's Annual Technical Exhibition (WEFTEC) held in New Orleans this week. The dough is part of a partnership between GE Foundation, Delgado and the city of New Orleans to create jobs in advanced manufacturing over the course of the next three years. 


UNO Budget Woes Force Staff Cuts, Outsourcing


As a new school year starts, the University of New Orleans is girding for big cuts. The publicly-funded school has a budget hole of about $40 million. To make up for the losses, the school is doing everything from outsourcing the bookstore to reducing employee travel to shedding staff via firings and buyouts. The school detailed plans today. Here's a roundup:


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