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Ragin' Cajuns Take Tulane in NOLA Bowl, 24-21 (Photos)

On Saturday night, University of Louisiana-Lafayette’s Ragin’ Cajuns faced off against Tulane’s Green Wave in the aptly named R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. With the Boot bragging rights, and statements on the future of two growing programs at stake, some serious football was expected. It took a while, but the record crowd of 50,000+ got their game.

Today in New Orleans 12.21.13

Tulane and the Ragin’ Cajuns face off today in Da Dome. In Mid-City, the NOLA Project is closing out this year’s holiday performance, A Very Merry Unauthorized Childrens’ Scientology Project. On this day in 1921, Governor P.B.S. Pinchback, Louisiana’s only black governor, passed away. Now, more to do this Saturday. 

Robert Stone Returns

Room 220 Talks NOLA with Novelist in Front of Tulane Talk

from Press Street's Room 220

Robert Stone’s visionary fiction has led readers across the globe, from Vietnam to Central America to Hollywood, and now to a small New England mill town in his first novel in ten years, Death of the Black-Haired Girl. But the journey started here in New Orleans, where Stone lived for some time and began work on his debut novel, A Hall of Mirrors.

Today in New Orleans 11.18.13

Tonight, civil rights activist and scholar Angela Davis is giving a free lecture at Tulane, Spirit Animal is performing on Freret, and poet Gina Ferrara is reading from and signing her latest collection at Octavia Books. On this day in 1811, five men were selected to draft a new Louisiana constitution. Now, more to do this Monday. 

Room 220: Personalities Debate Katrina's "Teachable Moment"

From Press Street's Room 220

Tulane University’s New Orleans Center for the Gulf South will bring together a motley crew of authors, artists, academics, activists, and others to hold forth on how the “lessons” of Katrina might be deployed to think about the future—not only of New Orleans and the Gulf South, but of the world!

Room 220: Chang-rae Lee at Tulane Nov. 14

From Press Street's Room 220: 

Novelist and Princeton creative writing professor Chang-rae Lee will give a reading a book signing at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Woldenberg Art Center on Tulane University’s campus. This event is free and open to the public.

Room 220: Andy Stallings Launches Second PXP Poetry Symposium at Tulane

Press Street's Room 220: By Zach Savich 

Last fall, local poet and Tulane University instructor Andy Stallings launched the Poetry Exchange Project (PXP), an innovative program that connects Tulane students to readers and writers from across the country. This year’s PXP culminates with a conference at Tulane University on November 8-9. The 2013 PXP Symposium will feature readings from dozens of poets, panel discussions on writing and publishing, student presentations, and the opportunity for readers and writers from New Orleans and beyond to talk with one another about poetry. A full schedule of this year’s events, which are free and open to the public, can be found here.

Sen. Landrieu Funds Flood Prep for Tulane's Newcomb Hall

Senator Mary Landrieu is no stranger to fighting against rising flood insurance rates, but her latest recovery campaign goes straight to the source. Landrieu announced yesterday a $1.2 million grant to prevent water in Tulane’s flood-prone Newcomb Hall, which includes departments of Philosophy, Communication, Sociology, foreign languages, and administrative offices. 

Saints' Graham Doesn't Practice, Griffin Promoted

Upated 2:50 p.m.

The Saints don't play until Sunday, but the team's bye week is already over. Black and Gold players and coaches were back at practice Wednesday, preparing to take on the Buffalo Bills in the Superdome on Sunday. As the players returned, Jimmy Graham's injury status remained a mystery, and the Saints had one old face from training camp rise to a roster spot.

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