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    Dillard Students are Welcomed at Centenary College PDF Print E-mail
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    Issac boardingDSC 0019Dillard University students who were evacuated from the Gentilly campus, were sent to Centenary College in Shreveport, where they were welcomed with open arms.

    Dillard's Jerald Bowman was in awe of the reception they received. He said Centenary’s students were open and receptive to their arrival, even though the Dillard students arrived at the Shreveport university sometime after 2 a.m. Tuesday.

    “What was so flabbergasting was the fact that Centenary students were out waving, they had welcome signs, they helped with bags and luggage,” Bowman said. “We’re so receptive and so grateful for it. It’s one thing to say you’re going to do something or act a way, and it’s another thing to show it.”

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    Dillard University Copes With Hurricane Issac PDF Print E-mail
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    Kimbrough busDSC 0102Dillard University President Dr. Walter Kimbrough talks about the campus and Hurricane Issac with Inside Higher Education.

    Hurricane Isaac has brought powerful winds and many inches of rain to the storm-weary Gulf Coast, leaving hundreds of thousands without power in New Orleans and elsewhere in Louisiana. Among the many people and places that have lost electricity: Dillard University, one of the institutions hardest-hit by Katrina.

    Dillard students were sent to Centenary College, in Shreveport, safely out of the way of the storm.


     
    Gentrification in New Orleans PDF Print E-mail
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    New OrleansDillard professor Gary Clark, speaks to the Associated Press regarding gentrification in the city of New Orleans.

    "New Orleans is becoming a boutique city like San Francisco," said Gary Clark, a politics professor at Dillard University. "You may see black middle class moving in, but with gentrification there's overwhelmingly white individuals of means who become the new urban pioneers."

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    Miss Louisiana 2012 Visits Evacuated Dillard Students PDF Print E-mail
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    Miss LouisianaMiss Louisiana 2012 Lauren Vizza, in connection with Raising Cane’s, provided students of Dillard University dinner Wednesday night. Hundreds of students evacuated New Orleans on Tuesday and are being housed on the campus.

    “We’re so grateful,” said Jakarah Porter, Student Government Association president. “On behalf of Dillard University and behalf of the student body we really appreciate it, it was a very kind gesture.”

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    Dillard Makes Another Top 100 List PDF Print E-mail
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    dillard logo fullDillard University makes Washington Monthly magazine's top 100 in its 2012 liberal arts college rankings, based on schools’ contribution to the public good in three broad categories (social mobility, research, and service).

    Each school was evaluated in three main categories: social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students); research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs); and service (encouraging students to give something back to their country).

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