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Political Science students take action against program cuts

The University of New Orleans has recently announced the likely closure of the Political Science Graduate Program. Though programs cuts have been anticipated, no specific program has been mentioned for closure up until this point. Now the Political Science Graduate Student Association (PSGSA) has spoken out in protest to the recent announcement with a strong letter to the UNO community. “There has been a mood of understanding before that people expected something,” said Josh Lambert, President of the Political Science Graduate Student Association. “No concrete evidence of [the closure] was ever presented, but there was always the looming uncertainty over the department.” Lambert said there is to be a lot of restructuring of the Political … [Read More...]

Campus and Community

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Political Science students take action against program cuts

The University of New Orleans has recently announced the likely closure of the Political Science Graduate Program. Though programs cuts have been anticipated, no specific program has been mentioned … [Read More...]

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Get to Know UNO event welcomes new crop of potential freshmen

The University of New Orleans campus was filled with prospective students Saturday, November 22 for the University’s annual Get to Know UNO event. This day is an opportunity for high school seniors … [Read More...]

Abdul Aziz (Business Administration), Waldina Teitelbaum (IELP), Father Paul Derossier (Priest) and Janaima Barreto (Culinary Arts)

Newman Center’s Thanksgiving

The UNO Newman Center annual Thanksgiving celebration was the most well attended in recent memory, say organizers. … [Read More...]

Fraternity and sorority brothers and sisters joined the Progressive Black Student Union to peacefully protest the grand jury's decision November 25.

UNO students rallied in support of Ferguson protesters

“Black lives matter! Black lives matter!” was the chant approximately 20 students uttered as they united in solidarity at the University of New Orleans for a peaceful Ferguson protest on November … [Read More...]

Socialists club hosted Southern Socialist Conference

A group of about 40 students, alumni, faculty and community members gathered at Milneburg Hall on November 20 to exchange ideas about race, social justice and dissent, for the first semi-annual … [Read More...]

UNO Model UN delegate team last year at the spring conference in New York City. (Photo courtesy of UNO Model UN)

UNO Model UN delegation to represent Nepal at spring conference

The University of New Orleans Model United Nations is preparing for another award winning conference in New York City in 2015 with a team of new delegates chosen this time to represent Nepal. They … [Read More...]

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Alumnus letter to the editor warns against program cuts

November 24. 2014 Dear Driftwood Editor: The University of New Orleans is planning on eliminating several degrees and departments. While fiscal responsibility is a prudent measure, no school or … [Read More...]

Non-traditional displays add variety to Christmas.

Celebration in the Oaks

An annual visit to Celebration in the Oaks  during the Christmas season has become a family tradition for many in New Orleans. Every year, hundreds of locals and tourists flock to City Park to revel … [Read More...]


Meh-rry Christmas: Growing up changes Holiday perspective

I grew up feeling that the holiday season was the happiest time of the year. Why wouldn’t I? I could countdown the days until Christmas and in the meantime enjoy all of those Christmas movies I love … [Read More...]


Graffiti on the West Bank

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Bird Talk Cartoon

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David Casinos celebrates a gold medal win.

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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