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Louisiana may not have a pro baseball franchise, but the Pelican State is dominant at the college level. Five teams from the state received seeds to the College Baseball World Series. Baton Rouge and Lafayette will each host regionals.


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.

Astrophysicist & Author Janna Levin Coming to Tulane

By Sara Slaughter for Room 220

Astrophysicist and author Janna Levin will deliver a talk titled “Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space” at 6p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, at Tulane University’s Freeman Auditorium in the Woldenberg Art Center.


From Norman Robinson to Bob Breck, New Orleanians hold their television news personalities in high regard. That love propelled WWL’s Hoda Kotb to even higher levels; she built a national career on NBC’s “Today” show after leaving NOLA. This spring she is slated to return and speak to Tulane’s graduates.

Room220: Zadie Smith to Speak

By Sara Slaughter for Room 220

Author Zadie Smith, who is this year’s Zale-Kimmerling Writer in Residence at Tulane University, will give a reading and sit for an interview with Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé, Assistant Professor in English, at 7p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, at the Lavin-Bernick Center (Kendall Cram Auditorium, 2nd floor).

(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.

Suspect In Shooting Of Tulane Student In Custody

The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) announced that a suspect is in custody in connection with the shooting of a Tulane med student last week. 21-year-old Euric Cain will be charged with Attempted First Degree Murder, Second Degree Kidnapping and Armed Robbery.

Suspect Named in Shooting of Tulane Med Student

With intense national coverage focused on at the shooting of a 25-year-old Tulane medical student, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) is working quickly on the case. On Sunday (11.22) at a police HQ presser, Mayor Landrieu and NOPD Superintendent Harrison announced that 21-year-old Euric Cain is the top suspect for the crime.

Fanta Fanatic Fingered For Felony

Another day, another dollar. A long run of stickups across the city is lending new meaning to the old phrase. Today, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) released video and a suspect related to a Friday (10.30) convenience store robbery.

Tulane Stickup Suspect Booked For Second Mugging

Tre Spadoni is having a bad week and New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) detectives are having a good one. On Thursday (10.15), the boys in blue arrested Spading in connection with an armed robbery on Tulane’s campus. Then, on Friday (10.16), Spadoni was arrested again in connection with another open mugging case.

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