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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.

UNO On Lockdown, Classes Cancelled

The University of New Orleans (UNO) was put on lockdown and classes for the remainder of the day (1.22) have been cancelled. The New Orleans Police Department are scouring the campus in a man hunt after a car chase ended on the Lakefront campus. Update: The suspect remains at large but the campus is no longer on lockdown.

Knife Fight Ends With Gunfire at UNO

By Ashley Larsen

One former UNO student learned an old lesson this week. Don't bring a knife to a gunfight. A University of New Orleans (UNO) campus police officer fired his sidearm at a former student after being attacked with a knife on Thursday (1.08).

Fos Times at Lakefront Nigh

UNO President Greenlights Cuts

The University of New Orleans (UNO) is moving forward with plans to solve the institution’s budget crisis through a series cuts, mergers, and reassignments. Today, UNO President Dr. Peter J. Fos issued a final report and formally sought Board approval for the changes. Seven degree programs and one department would be eliminated. Additionally, adjuncts professors, instructors, and library staff would be reduced.

Now You CV, Now, You Don't

UNO Committee Releases Recommends on Cuts & Restructuring

The University of New Orleans (UNO) released recommendations for restructuring academics to fight the school’s budget crunch on Tuesday (11.11) morning. The report included a proposal to cut three programs: B.S. Early Childhood Education, B.S. Elementary Education & Mild Mod Disabilities, and Ph.D. Political Science. Additionally, the document called for enhancement and restructuring of several other fields.

Smoking Ban Starts Aug. 1 at Tulane, UNO, Delgado

Stressed out college students across town are going to have reconsider their options this fall. Starting Friday (8-1) a smoking ban will be enacted in public colleges and universities across Louisiana, as well as on the campus of Tulane University.

Today in NOLA: 7.26.14

Roller derby and classic rock at UNO tonight—or, a fun people-watching game known as Big Easy Rollergirls Enthusiast Or Steely Dan Devotee? Plus, a banned Iranian film at the Zeitgeist and two modern pieces at the Marigny Opera house. On other side of the Gulf, today’s date recalls the 26th of July Movement, the revolutionary guerrillas Fidel Castro led to power in Cuba. More details tonight:

UNO Poll Seeks Thoughts on Transit

With the ferries and the Swift bus teetering on the brink, New Orleanians have been taking public transportation for a ride in their civic-minded conversations lately. The University of New Orleans has noticed, and now they're conducting a poll to gauge the state's thinking about public transit and land use.

NCAA Bars UNO Basketball From Postseason Over Grades

The University of New Orleans basketball teams won't get a chance to go to the Big Dance next year. The NCAA slapped the Privateer men's and women's programs with postseason suspensions for the 2013-14 season Tuesday because of bad grades, according to the school's sports department. 

Explosion at UNO Chemistry Lab

A collegiate chemistry experiment provided explosive results Friday afternoon at the University of New Orleans. About 2:45 p.m., a vial containing unnamed acids in a lab on the third floor of the lakefront university's Chemistry Science building blew up, according to the New Orleans Fire Department. No one was injured in the blast, which was described by NOFD as "mild."

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