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Delta Sigma Theta Celebrates 100 years PDF Print E-mail
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DeltaCynthiaDancesOn January 13, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will celebrate 100 years of sisterhood and public service. To kickoff this historic occasion, the Delta Centennial Torch Tour stopped in New Orleans the weekend of January 4, 2013 with a visit to Dillard University.

An actual torch is being carried from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. with many stops in between underscoring the role that Delta Sigma Theta has played from the Women’s Suffrage to the Civil Rights Movements to advances in education and technology. New Orleans is the second stop on the Tour, which will end in Washington, D.C. during the Sorority’s 51st National Convention, July 11 – 17, 2013. Several events were planned, illustrating how New Orleans Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta and the City of New Orleans have partnered to build a stronger community.

On Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Delta Centennial Torch Tour moved through the City of New Orleans “Illuminating Our Community,” stopping at three of the city’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Xavier University of Louisiana (9:50 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.), Southern University at New Orleans (12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.), and Dillard University (2 p.m. to 3 p.m.). These sites were selected because they are significant to African Americans, members of Delta Sigma Theta, and to many across the nation.

Each of the stops included a brief program and featured Delta Sigma Theta’s current National President and Dillard Alumna, Cynthia Butler-McIntyre, along with music and other national, regional and local luminaries. In addition, the motorcade passed by Flint-Goodridge Senior Citizens Facility, the site of the first African American nursing degree program in Louisiana and the only hospital that African American physicians could practice, and New Zion Baptist Church, the birthplace of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, as well as, Martin Luther King Jr. Monument, Gilbert Academy and other historical sites.

The New Orleans Alumnae Chapter President of the Deltas, Rachel Mercadel, also a Dillard Alumna and a current staff member, joined Butler-McIntyre for many events. 


 
MLK Week of Peace 2013 - D.R.E.A.M. PDF Print E-mail
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You're invited to join us for the Martin Luther King Jr. Week for Peace, a week of events to commemorate Dr. King's life and legacy and honor all past and present leaders for social change. The MLK Week for Peace is coordinated by the DREAM Team, a coalition of staff and students from Dillard, Loyola, Tulane and Xavier universities.

Events include a Presidential Inauguration Watch Party, Convocation, Panel Discussion, Interfaith Service Step Show, Dream Celebration and Day of Service. Many of the events are free and open to the public, including the convocation on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m. in Dillard's Georges Auditorium in the PSB. Titled "The Continuing Need for Affirmative Action in a Diverse American," this panel discussion will feature W. Jelani Cobb of Rutgers University, Silas H. Lee of Xavier, Justice Bernette Johnson of the Louisiana Supreme Court, Bill Quigley of Loyola, and more. It will be moderated by Melissa Harris-Perry of Tulane and MSNBC and be preceded by a light reception at 5:30 p.m.

For more information about the MLK events, please contact Jerald Bowman at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or at (504) 816-4063. 


 
Poverty Manifesto Lecture at Dillard on MLK Day PDF Print E-mail
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On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Dillard University will host an evening with two of the preeminent leaders in African-American thought today, Tavis Smiley and Cornel West. The event, part of the authors’ Poverty Manifesto lecture series in conjunction with the High Quality Speakers Bureau, will feature addresses by Smiley and West, followed by an audience Q&A, and a signing of their 2012 book “The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto.” It will begin at 7 p.m. on Jan. 21 in Lawless Memorial Chapel. Dillard University welcomes everyone to the free event, which is open to the public.

Smiley is the host of “Tavis Smiley” on PBS, as well as the syndicated radio programs “The Tavis Smiley Show” and “Smiley & West.” He is the first American to simultaneously host talk shows on both public TV and public radio. He has authored 15 books, including “Covenant with Black America,” which became the first non-fiction book by a Black-owned publisher to reach No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list. In 2009, Time magazine named him to its list of the World’s 100 Most Influential People.

West is a professor of philosophy and Christian practice at Union Theological Seminary and professor emeritus at Princeton University. He has also taught at Yale, Harvard and the University of Paris. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard in three years and obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy at Princeton. He has written 20 books and edited 13. He is best known for his classics “Race Matters” and “Democracy Matters,” and his memoir “Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud.” He appears frequently on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” “The Colbert Report,” CNN and C-SPAN. He has appeared in over 25 documentaries and films and made three spoken word albums.

Dillard University President Dr. Walter Kimbrough anticipates a packed venue and suggests people arrive early to ensure seating. For more information, contact Mona Duffel Jones in the Office of University Communications and Marketing at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or at (504) 816-4024.


 
Dillard President Signs Open Letter for Stricter Gun Laws PDF Print E-mail
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Dillard University president Dr. Walter Kimbrough has joined several other college leaders by showing his support for stricter gun laws in the US. In an open letter to U.S. policy makers that was drafted by the leaders of two Georgia schools, Lawrence M. Schall, president of Oglethorpe University, and Elizabeth Kiss, president of Agnes Scott College, the college presidents call for the following:

  • Ensuring the safety of college communities by opposing legislation allowing guns on campuses and in classrooms
  • Ending the gun show loophole, which allows for the purchase of guns from unlicensed sellers without a criminal background check
  • Reinstating the ban on military-style semi-automatic assault weapons along with high-capacity ammunition magazines .

Read more about the letter here...


 
Dillard Switches to Office 365 for Education PDF Print E-mail
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Dillard University is proud to present Microsoft Office 365 for education - including email, instant messaging, group video and voice chat and online document viewing and editing. This transition will only concern students. With Office 365, students will have two different accounts:

1. Office 365 account - allow access your school email.

Continue to use Microsoft Outlook Web App or Microsoft Outlook to view and send email from your school account, but sign in at http://outlook.com/Dillard.edu . You will use the same user name and create a new password the first time.

2. Personal Micrcosoft Account - allows access to SkyDrive, Messenger and other Microsoft services.

Use the same user name and old password to access this account that was used to access Live.edu. Note that Dillard University no longer administers this account. As a result, we can't reset its password. Use https://acount.live.com/ResetPassword.aspx to reset the password for your personal account. Sign in to SkyDrive (http://skydrive.com) using your existing Live@edu user name and old password.

For more information about the upgrade, see the Checklist for users. If you have questions or need help, contact the Dillard University ITT department.

For instructions, see Password management.

The upgrade to each account will begin on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012.


 
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