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Digital Issue: Volume 58 Issue 8

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Campus and Community

Engineering is slowly becoming a more female-friendly field at UNO. Women make up about 20 percent of engineering majors. (photo: Kristi Martin/Driftwood)

No Woman’s Land – Female engineering students work against STEM stereotypes

Parisa Ghandehari’s mother always hoped she would take to a more feminine career than engineering. The University of New Orleans engineering management graduate student has not only had to earn the … [Read More...]

Exchange student David Messner is getting a deal at UNO.

US has world’s 3rd highest student debt

Exchange student David Messner said university tuition in his hometown is pocket change compared to what University of New Orleans students pay. In fact, university students in the United States not … [Read More...]

UNO special education professor Linda Flynn-Wilson has received a 5-year, $1.2 million grant from the US Department of Education to train educators to work with young children with disabilities.

Grant will fund training in child development

Chair of the Department of Special Education and Habilitative Services Linda Flynn-Wilson has recently been awarded a five year $1.2 million grant to train new educators in Early Intervention, a … [Read More...]

Violot Lee, senior in chemistry and chemistry office staffer, vows to represent college of science in student governmant. (photo Liz Trahan/Driftwood)

Outraged over potholes, Lee joins SG

“I got a bill passed last semester for laptops for the Chemistry lab and I still haven’t received funding. I pushed for it all summer. Where’s my money or laptops?” The first Senate meeting of the … [Read More...]

Lights & Sirens

•A person reported losing her three university keys. She last had them on October 16 at 4:30 p.m. •Two complainants reported parking their vehicles at the Engineering Shell Parking Lot on October … [Read More...]

Campus Calendar – you won’t want to miss Breast Man on Campus

Wednesday, October 29 Monkey Movie Night Anthropology 2051 students view primate documentaries every Wednesday night from 6 - 8 p.m. in Milneburg Hall room 179. For more information contact the … [Read More...]

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Opinion: Being a woman is a non-issue

When I was a kid I spent as much time fishing with my dad as my brother did. Growing up with Jean Lafitte National Park for a backyard, we knew our way around a pirogue and learned how to pucker our … [Read More...]

Opinion: Strong enough to fight gender expectations

I should have been Kevin Charles. That would have been my name if I had been the son my dad always needed on our 500-plus acre farm. No offense to Kevin Charles, but I think I did pretty much … [Read More...]


Editorial Cartoon

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Ave Maria Bordenave majors in engineering and is a Driftwood contributor.

Engineering student strives to be an inspiration to women

In high school there is a time when we choose what we want our career to be. For women the most common major in the science department you will hear Nursing, Dentistry, Doctor, Pharmacist and so … [Read More...]

Tabla legend Badal Roy performs with students for Jazz at the Sandbar series.

Badal Roy played Jazz at the Sandbar

Special guest tabla player Badal Roy, who has played with the likes of Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and Yoko Ono performed with Baker's Half Dozen (UNO jazz students Andrew Coker, Nick Greengard, … [Read More...]


Letter to the Editor – Women and students should vote Mary Landrieu

  It is time that we as Americans take on our civic duty and exercise it to the fullest. We were granted the right to vote at the age of 18 yet few of us exercise that power. On November … [Read More...]

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UNO MFA candidate Brent Houzenga in his Bywater studio.

The artsy life of the MFA candidate – Student Spotlight on Brent Houzenga

  Brent Houzenga, an artist and University of New Orleans graduate student, wasn’t sure of the road that lay ahead when a culmination of events brought him to New Orleans over two years … [Read More...]

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Lady Privateers volleyball news

The New Orleans Privateers volleyball team (6-19, 0-11 Southland) lost a long first set en route to a 3-1 loss (32-30, 25-16, 18-25, 25-15) against the Incarnate Word Cardinals (7-17, 3-8) in the Dig … [Read More...]

After being knocked to the consolation bracket, Privateer Soledad Calderon defeated a pair of Jackson State opponents.
(Photo: UNO Athletics/Ren O'Rourke)

Privateers smash rivals at Big Easy Tennis Classic

The New Orleans Privateers women’s tennis team won the team championship and Hafsa Laraibi and Yasmine Rashad took home the doubles title on the final day of the Big Easy Classic at the University … [Read More...]


Diamond Girls shine on the baseball field

University of New Orleans Baseball Assistant Coach Blake Dean intends to start up a Diamond Girls program for the Privateer's upcoming 2015 baseball season. The Diamond Girls program would help the … [Read More...]


European duo team up on and off the court

From two different countries in Europe to the University of New Orleans, a strong bond has been formed on and off the volleyball court. Junior setter Sara Hammoutene and freshman outside hitter Cara … [Read More...]

Privateer sports update

Privateers cross country teams have strong performances at LSU Invitational The New Orleans Privateers cross country men’s team finished third place behind LSU and Southeastern at the LSU … [Read More...]

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