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Throwback Thursdays: Taking a Step Forward

It was only a few years ago when the university was still uncertain who its next president would be. “From the students’ perspective, they want someone who is a strong representative of the campus . . . someone who is hardworking and willing to take on a challenge.” This August 23, 2011 article updated the students on the process and the progress that was being made in the search. Now that it is 2014 and Dr. Fos is UNO’s president, it appears the students wishes were heard. Judging from his recent interview with Driftwood (found in this week and last week’s issues), Dr. Fos has the best interests of the faculty, staff and students at heart and is determined to make changes that will improve the UNO experience and move the university in a … [Read More...]

Campus and Community

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Gotta Get Away: Holiday Travel

Food, gifts, traditions and family are key elements to the holiday season, but what about the getting there part? Travel costs, schedule conflicts and distance are leading to many University of New … [Read More...]

President Fos speaking at the Founders Luncheon.  (photo/Kristi Martin)

Fos Q&A, part II: food, fees and the future

  In last week’s edition, we published the first half of Kristi Martin’s question-and-answer interview with University of New Orleans President Peter Fos. Due to space limitations, answers … [Read More...]

Barataria Preserve features nearly nine miles of hiking for nature lovers. (photo/Veronica Mansell)

Just around the riverbend: discover the treasures of Bayou Coquille

  Coquille Trail,  one of  Barataria Preserve’s most popular trails, allows visitors to experience the mystery and beauty of Louisiana’s wetlands. Many adventurers take the  short drive … [Read More...]

Champagne proudly totes his copy of the Driftwood around campus. (photo/Veronica Mansell)

#UNOPROUD is a way of life for alumnus Pierre Champagne

UNO PROUD is just a phrase or hashtag for most of the University of New Orleans community, but for UNO alumnus Pierre Champagne, it’s a way of life. Champagne, an alumnus for the class of 1976, can … [Read More...]

Campus Calendar: Thanksgiving on campus and more

NOVEMBER 19 Space Day Exhibits Space Day displays set up in the UC Gallery Lounge from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Volunteer to assist by visiting spaceday.uno.edu. UNO Campus Community Gardening Club Hot … [Read More...]

UNO president Peter Fos sits with Driftwood managing editor Kristi Martin for a Q&A. (photo: Willie Marsalis/Driftwood)

Q&A with President Fos

University of New Orleans President Peter Fos is an unelected politician and the biggest cheerleader for his alma mater. Driftwood Managing Editor Kristi Martin sat down with Fos to talk about the … [Read More...]

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Entertainment

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Throwback Thursdays: Taking a Step Forward

It was only a few years ago when the university was still uncertain who its next president would be. “From the students’ perspective, they want someone who is a strong representative of the campus . . … [Read More...]

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Apps for Easier Travel

Roadside Attraction: Make the drive home for the holidays more interesting with Roadside America. The app showcases roadside attracons as diverse as caves, quirky museums, giant balls of twine and … [Read More...]

Editorial: UNO climate chilly toward news staff

Newspapers are more than just something to read to pass the time or to entertain; they act as a public  service, informing readers of events that are happening in the local community, national and … [Read More...]

Opinion: The cost of being a jerk

“I paid to be here.” That was the sentiment conveyed by one of my classmates last week when he was told he could not take an exam after we were told repeatedly that if we were late, we would not be … [Read More...]

Opinion: Don’t Attend the Feast for Crows! Black Friday should start no earlier than… Friday.

With Thanksgiving break approaching, I am gearing up for a full day’s worth of eating. It’s the perfect opportunity to distract myself from the fact that finals are right after the break, and I have … [Read More...]

Yak Attack: the week’s best in UNO Yik Yak

I always thought they were playing bingo at the Cove but they were just calling food orders. Life was so simple back when everyone had the same iPhone charger. Throw back to yesterday when my … [Read More...]

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Sports

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Blind paralympic gold medalist trains with UNO track team

University of New Orleans student David Casinos is a three-time gold medal track and field athlete, holding world records in shot put. And he’s blind. The Valencia, Spain, native has won three … [Read More...]

Privateer's land 71 on spring commissioner's honor roll. (photo courtesy UNO Athletics/Clem Barton)

The road to redemption: Privateer women’s basketball season starts Friday

“This is a new year, and we have a new mindset. We have some new faces and we’re about to go new places,” said Keeshawn Davenport, head coach of the women’s basketball team. The University of New … [Read More...]

Callie Willcox strains to overtake her NSU competitor. (photo courtesy of UNO Athletics)

Privateer weekly sports round up

Former Privateers forward Cory Dixon drafted by Austin Spurs Former New Orleans Privateers forward Cory Dixon was taken today by the Austin Spurs as the second pick in the eighth-round of the NBA … [Read More...]

UNO rugby players currently play for Loyola, but many would like to play for a UNO team and say it's possible to start one. (photo courtesy of Perabjoth Singh Bajwa)

UNO rugby team just a dream unless students act

There is buzz around the University of New Orleans about trying to get a rugby team started, but UNO already has a rugby team, sort of. UNO students interested in playing rugby play for Loyola’s … [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.
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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...]

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