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Today in NOLA 8.30.17

Today, celebrate the intersection of arts and non-profits with Culture Collision. Demetri Martin will perform a comedy show at Tulane, while Walter "Wolfman" Washington plays his weekly gig on Frenchmen. NOLA's drag school graduates showcase what they learned at the Allways Lounge. Happy birthday Huey P. Long, who was born this day in 1893. Now, more to do this Wednesday. 

Former Time Editor and CNN Exec Walter Isaacson Joins Tulane

It’s a homecoming for Walter Isaacson, the NOLA native who counts President and CEO of the Aspen Institute, as well as former managing editor of Time Magazine, CEO and chairman of CNN, and New York Times-bestselling author on his expansive résumé. This week, it was announced that Isaacson will join Tulane’s history department in the role of University Professor. 

Today in NOLA 3.12.17

Rain or shine, there's lots to do in New Orleans this Sunday. Tulane University is hosting a free screening open to the public of Ousmane Sembène's seminal 1960s film, Black Girl. Wendell Brunious is coming home to Pres Hall, playing three shows tonight with their all-stars band. Pat Casey & the New Sound and Joe Krown Trio will be doing their thing on Frenchmen. On this day in 1997, former Governor EWE took $400,000 cash in a briefcase from 49ers owner Eddie Debartolo in an extortion payoff. Read on for more this Sunday. 

Green Wave Grapples With Possible Pink Slips

Tuition for the current fiscal year at Tulane is 44,425 dollars excluding room and board or books. However, that figure is not enough to prevent a reported 15 to 20 million dollar budget deficit at the Uptown university. Today, Tulane Prez Michael Fitts sent an email to staff announce cost cutting measures including staff buyouts.

Today in NOLA: 8.27.14

Good morning! Today, New Orleans’ Mardi Gras Indians observe the spiritual ceremony of White Buffalo Day in Congo Square, now known as Louis Armstrong Park. SNL’s Cecily Strong welcomes Tulane students back to campus. Plus: all-girl punk rock tonight. Check out what's on deck for Wednesday:

Crime Bits: Canine Nabs St. Claude Robber, N.O. East Murder

A NOPD canine unit sniffed out an armed robbery suspect under a house after the man robbed a store on St. Claude Ave. Tuesday, police said. Jeremy Youngblood, 21, was arrested in the 4200 block of Urquhart St. after fleeing police.

Today in NOLA: 6.10.12

Around town this Tuesday evening, meet Tulane’s Scott Cowen at Octavia Books and catch Americana pop at Banks Street Bar, garage rock at One Eyed Jacks, and experimental sitar music at Allways Lounge. On this day in 1961, renowned New Orleans jazz club Preservation Hall officially opened to the public. More to do today and see tonight:

Birdfoot's Gala: Trout Quintet, Czech Mates Highlight Closing Concert

by Joe Shriner

After an impressive week of performances, mentoring, and musical exploration, the 2014 Birdfoot Festival is coming to a close. As they have the past two years, the musicians will be trading in their loud shirts and sneakers for more formal attire as they take their talents to Dixion Hall on Tulane University’s campus.

Uptown Home Invasion Reported By Tulane Police

Two men forced their way into a house Friday afternoon in the University area, according to Tulane police. About 3 p.m., a man who is not affiliated with the university answered the door of his home, which is located on Broadway St. near Spruce.

Room 220: Sarah Vowell Set for Tulane Talk

from Press Street's Room 220

Best-selling author and media personality Sarah Vowell will give a presentation of her work at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, in the Freeman Auditorium in the Woldenburg Art Center on Tulane University’s campus.

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