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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.


SWAT Rolls Uptown


The upscale neighborhood around Loyola University, Audubon Park, and Lusher woke up to the sounds of sirens Thursday (4.09) morning. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) SWAT team was called into action on the 1700 block of Palmer Avenue.


About Baquet: NYT Editor to Speak at Loyola


With Jazz Fest approaching, many New Orleanians are dreaming of Trout Baquet, but Loyola is focused on Dean Baquet. Today, the University announced that the New York Times chief is slated to return home for a talk at the school on March 16.


Today in NOLA: 2.09.15


After a perfect start to Carnival, the weather turned rainy today, but there is still plenty to do. Loyola is hosting a forum on women in Carnival and Indywood is screening a doc about Mardi Gras Indians. Mainstays King James and the Special Men are gigging downtown. On this date in 1861, Jefferson Davis was elected president of the Confederate States. Now, more to do this Monday. 


CarniGals: Loyola Looks at Women in Mardi Gras


Mardi Gras has a history of patriarchy, but New Orleans has changed a lot in the past decade. Parade goers now shout, “Throw me something Missus” as often as they plea for beads from Misters. The burgeoning importance of women in Carnival will be the focus of discussion at Loyola University on Monday (2.9).


Loyola Law Adds Social Justice Certificate


Ever hear the old joke about lawyer and the shark? Some academics at Loyola University have not. The school has noticed that many graduates prefer the street to the high-rise and taken action. Loyola is now offering a new Social Justice Certificate Program for students who want to effectively advocate for the poor and the marginalized.


Uncensored! Library to Celebrate Banned Book Week


By Ashley Rouen

“It was a pleasure to burn,” wrote Ray Bradbury in the opening sentence of dystopian novel, Fahrenheit 451 which depicts a society that has outlawed all books. In a cooler fashion, rhe nationally celebrated Banned Books Week burns through the calendars of avid readers from Sept 21–24 this year. On Monday (9.22, 6-8p.m.), the New Orleans Public Library on Loyola Avenue invites the public to a free reading of passages of banned books by local authors.


Tweetin' for Teach': Loyola Adds Social Media Minor


All those likes, friends, and followers on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter may now qualify you as an academic.  Loyola University announced that their School of Mass Communications will be adding social media as a minor.


Making Joan Known

NOLA Salon Focuses on Joan of Arc



New Orleanians all know Joan of Arc as a statue riding a horse down Decatur Street, but who was the Maid d’Orleans historically? On September 20th, the Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc will partner with Loyola’s Medieval Studies department to host its fifth annual Salon de Jeanne d’Arc, a full-day conference about France’s heroine of the Hundred Years’ War. The conference will even include a seminar on the familiar French Quarter monument.


Autumn in Audubon Means Music


Audubon Park is the latest institution to roll out a fall music schedule. Denizens of the uptown park will have the opportunity to forgo laying out on the Fly in favor of live music at the Newman Bandstand for four nights in September and October.


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