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Dillard to host series of free smartphone technology classes, senior citizens' luncheons in April

Community members attend the Senior Citizens’ Luncheon Series in July 2022. Photo by Sabree Hill | Dillard University

Community members attend the Senior Citizens’ Luncheon Series in July 2022. Photo by Sabree Hill | Dillard University

 




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
          

April 6, 2023
Contact: Danielle Miller, dmiller@dillard.edu

504.816.4328

NEW ORLEANS – Dillard University’s Office of Community and Church Relations is offering residents an opportunity to learn and fellowship during its Smartphone Technology Classes and Senior Citizens’ Luncheon that will happen in April.

 

The free smartphone technology classes will take place on April 8, 22 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 3301 Annette Street. The classes are offered to help individuals learn how to stay connected with technology by using their smartphones. Individuals will learn how to navigate cell phone apps, wifi, social media, emails, QR codes and cybersecurity.

 

The Senior Citizens’ Luncheon is an effort that allows seniors to fellowship and learn about available resources in the community, while staying engaged and active. The luncheon will take place on Wednesday, April 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dillard in Kearny Dining Hall. All-you-can-eat lunches will be available for $9.09. Groups of five or more individuals interested in attending should reserve seating at least 48 hours in advance. Contact Robin Hawkins at rhwakins@dillard.edu to make a reservation.

 

For more information about the smartphone technology classes, contact Nick Harris, director of the Office of Community and Church Relations at 504-473-1141 or nharris@dillard.edu.  


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Autumn Ross attends LSUHS’s conference to learn about medical education

Collins weighs in on report of unfound evidence after Mayor Cantrell accused deputy of following & photographing her

Orelia Merchant ‘92 nominated for a federal judgeship

Dillard University Welcomes Joseph Price as head men's basketball caoch 

Dillard's volleyball team advances to the championship contest

Collins does live in studio analysis about Mayor Cantrell's false accusations against deputy

Dillard students get an exclusive first look at Will Smith’s new movie “Emancipation"

Dr. Corey Hebert to participate in ByHeart’s Annual Feed Fest Summit

Zharia Armstrong ‘24 weighs in on student votes this election season

Collins weighs in on the unequal enthusiasm among white and Black voters

Dillard ranks 14th among HBCUs in patents held

Dillard hosts Rising from the Depths of Slavery

Collins comments on the obscure provision of the Louisiana Constitution 

President of Enterprise Strategic Partnerships for American Express and Dillard alumna weighs in on $2 million pledge to UNCF 

Collins predicts Black turnout will likely determine control of the U.S. Senate

Williams discusses inflation affecting the cost of Halloween candy

Collins weighs in on President Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan before midterm elections

Dillard University set to host 2022 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Volleyball Championship

Collins discusses fear driven election

Dillard runs away with Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Women’s Cross Country Championship for second consecutive year 

Bullard comments on students' wellbeing and safety after bomb threats rattled HBCUs

City’s annual Take Back the Night vigil shows support for survivors of gender violence

Center for Racial Justice to host the Rap On Trial Symposium

Collins weighs in on the unfounded stalking allegations against councilmember’s security aide

Collins comments on La. incumbents seeking re-election to congress

Collins talks about council president's return to duty after being cleared of mayor's stalking allegations

Collins to pen political analysis column for Verite News

New Orleans Saints' Demario Davis hosts gun violence prevention forum at Dillard

Collins comments on Mayor Cantrell's unwillingness to back up stalking allegations against Moreno’s security aide

Palmer comments on the life of Chef Lena Richards

Alumna Camille Davis Hayes announced as Horses and Humans Research Foundation's new board member 


Collins comments on councilmember’s allegations of retaliation from mayor

Jean-Luc Pierite ‘02 speaks out
about the growing recognition of the trauma and murder of American Indian children during Indigineous People’s Day

Trinity Alexander among several other advocates and college students to attend the Power on the Line Democracy Day

Esmail discusses voters supporting a recall of mayor

Collins comments on mayor using city-owned apartment for personal use

Collins provides analysis of mayor’s most recent press conference

Kirstin Patterson ‘23, Darynaisha Crawford ‘23 receive #RootedinScience Scholarship

Palmer provides insight on the history of Black men in the seafood business

Collins responds to mayor’s refusal to embrace city’s murder capital of the U.S. title

Dr. Michelle Smith recognized in Arkansas publication

Collins weighs in on investigation into mayor’s non-profit organization 

Dillard receives intern support grant from The HBCU National Center Foundation

Collins discusses mayor paying back $30K

President Ford weighs in on disproportionate impact of abortion bans on HBCU students

Judges Sheva M. Sims ‘89 and Kern A. Reese ‘22 (hc) honored by the American Judges Association 

Dillard one of seven HBCUs to receive IDEAS grant

Collins comments on mayor’s first-class travel expenses

President Ford comments on the upswing of HBCU enrollment

Dillard partners with PAN Communications for PAN P.R.E.P Fellowship Program

Dillard alumna Nicole Tinson ‘14  honored at the 2022 ‘Salute THEM Awards

Dillard alumnus John Lawson to serve as press secretary for the City of New Orleans

Louisiana Poet Laureate Mona Lisa Saloy to present reading Sept. 20

Collins comments on mayor's refusal to repay $30K in travel expenses

Dillard hires director of Minority Health and Health Equity Research Center

Victoria Hardy '23 announced as a recipient of the Propel Center's 2022 Student Impact Scholarship

President Biden nominated Dillard alumna Orelia Merchant to fill an opening in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of NY

Locals' Festival launched by Dillard alum Ryan Batiste returns September 10

President Ford and Monica White '07 weigh in on students’ renewed interest for HBCUs

Tulane, Dillard collaborate over public health early access

New president, Rochelle Ford, reveals bold plans for Dillard University

Collins breaks down mayor's recent press conference

Collins comments on mayor's $40K French Riviera expenses

Taylor Hurst ‘24 makes GCAC’s All-Preaseason Team during volleyball honors

Dillard alumnus and filmmaker Edward Buckles ‘15 discusses new HBO documentary “Katrina Babies”

Collins comments on outrage surrounding mayor’s support for juvenile offender

Los Angeles Sentinel recognizes Dr. Ford's presidency at Dillard University

Robert Collins comments on the delayed action on the crucial S&WB project amid abortion-related politics

Dillard nursing alumna and community activist, Stella Robinson ‘48, celebrates 100th birthday

Robert Collins provides remarks on Orleans Sheriff Susan Hutson's lack of transparency

Robert Collins weighs in on DA Jason Williams taking on second job with New Orleans law firm that defended him during his recent tax fraud trial

Paulina Webber ‘23 discusses the rise of Black students attending HBCUs

Autumn Ross ‘25 participates in Yale Summer Enrichment Medical Academy

President Ford comments on two Indiana companies adopting a near-total abortion ban

Alumnus William Guillory featured for 50th anniversary of NOBCChE

Biology professor, alumnus Bernard Singleton participates in climate solutions

Kalaya Sibley '23 comments on barriers to reproductive healthcare

Dean Williams among local experts who examine restart of student loan repayment

Esmail comments on NOPD progress as Cantrell pushes to end consent decree

Alumna Therese Badon promoted to UNCF senior VP

Business professor, Nazar Mustapha, weighs in possibility of U.S. being in a recession

Collins comments on Cantrell's cancellation of Singapore trip

Collins discusses questions about mayor's trip to Singapore

Alumnus, personal chef Christian Green part of plan to keep Zion Williamson's weight in check

Alumnus Eugene Lamb Jr. appointed to Tallahassee Community College District board of trustees

Alumnus Thomas Williams is an old school swimmer who is teaching the next generation how to swim

Collins comments on New Orleans mayor's scheduled trip to Singapore

Alumna Ashley Taylor named Erie, Pa. community school director

Collins to WVUE-TV: Mayor's trips 'a legitimate public policy concern'

Collins discusses possible fallout from January 6 U.S. Capitol riot

Dillard is investing in baseball. Coach Trennis Grant embraces being part of ‘history’

Baham examines oldest video of Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Ford, Marissa Pittman '23, Kalaya Sibley '23 comment on effect of Roe v. Wade reversal on HBCUs

Collins comments on former state senator's plea deal

Alumnus, legendary Globetrotter Billy Ray Hobley to be inducted into Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame

Alumna, Lourdes Univ. AD Janet Eaton-Smith featured for 50th anniversary of Title IX

Dillard participates in HBCU-MSI Course-Sharing Consortium

Dillard's successful college to career efforts covered by the Chronicle of Higher Education (PDF) 

Collins explains La. judge's upcoming decision on injunction blocking 'trigger laws'

WWL-TV talks to Collins about New Orleans city council's resolution to not use public money to enforce abortion ban

Collins comments on legal back and forth regarding 'trigger laws'

Alumnus Edward Buckles earns 'thumbs up' from Gambit

Alumnus Carlette D. Dennis named National Library of Medicine associate fellow

Former president, Kimbrough, joins USC's Race and Equity Center

Collins talks about dive in New Orleans mayor's approval rating

Fears of SCOTUS reeling in other established rights not unfounded, Dillard professor says

Collins comments on New Orleans DA's decision to not investigate abortion cases

Alumnus Donte Smallwood guides Sci High student to regional film award

Alumnus Ronald Guidry Jr. appointed USDA state ED of the Farm Service Agency, Louisiana

Incoming president, Ford, participate in D&I dialogue with Global Alliance for PR

Alumnus Ted Ellis discusses Juneteenth on CNN

Incoming president, Dr. Rochelle L. Ford, wants to bring Dillard 'to the table'

Alumna Adrian Million named Ascension Public Schools' supervisor of special education

Collins discusses La. abortion bill signed into law

Alumnus Carlos Pollard Jr. named Marshall-Motley scholar, heads to Southern Univ. Law Center

Collins analyzes federal judge's intervention with state congressional map

Collins provides thoughts on New Orleans murder rate

Alumna Bernadette Lucas named interim CEO of Liberty's Kitchen

Collins comments on NOPD citizens' satisfaction survey

Alumnus Edward Buckles Jr.'s 'Katrina Babies' on HBO

Collins comments on Fox 8, Orleans Parish sheriff communications standoff

Alumnus Curtis Doucette discusses new development on Biz Talks podcast

Pittsburgh theater renamed in honor of alumna Dr. Vernell Audrey Watson Lillie

Two Bleu Devils named White House HBCU scholars

Collins provides analysis of first night of January 6 hearings

Collins discusses City of New Orleans 'Smart Cities' controversy

Esmail comments on DOJ civil rights probe

Kimbrough appointed to Biden's HBCU board of advisors

The Value of a UNCF Scholarship

Alumna Orelia Merchant recommended to serve as judge for U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Profile on Fort Worth theater artistic director, alumnus D. Wambui Richardson

Profile on educator, substance abuse counselor, author and alumna Wendy Reed Randall

Collins on New Orleanians' criticism of mayor during crime wave: "I think there's a feeling of hopelessness now."

Alumna Leah Grimes helps kids hone creative skills with Elle's Elite School for the Performing Arts

Alumnus Jason Florentino among 18 U.S. Marine Corps officers commissioned at ceremony

Alumna E. Cheryl Ponder named interim assistant vice chancellor for advocacy, inclusion, support programs at UMass Amherst

Alumnus Edgar Chase IV to judge 15th annual Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off

Alumna Tiffany Nicole Sams, Esq. recognized by Marquis Who's Who for Excellence in Law

Kimbrough visits "The Gist" podcast to talk free speech

HBCUs have a spirit all their own. Pop culture is paying attention.

Dillard awards diploma to graduate in hospital after she delivers a baby boy

Joy as Nurse Lyntrell Picot earns degree to officially become nurse

Despite setbacks, Dillard student graduates and pursues law career

Photos: Dillard University honors the class of 2022 during the commencement ceremony

Full-time mom with full time job is a Dillard University valedictorian: 'It takes a village'

‘The great elevator up’: 3 HBCU presidents discuss the need to lift students

Blake Pontchartrain: History of John D. Flint Medical College

Collins comments on questionable track collection bidding process in Kenner

HBO's 'Katrina Babies' documentary with alumnus Edward Buckles

Collins discusses Lusher Charter School's name change with WVUE-TV

Dillard one of seven institutions turning to course sharing to better serve students

Alumna Michelle Bucknor to be featured for WTVD-TV's "Mental Wellness Wednesday"

College Basketball Times profiles Lady Bleu Devils' Rayah Haynes

Alum X’ernona Woods to hold National Prosperity Day to teach young people financial health

Mock trial team coach, Alicia Frison, profiled by Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett

Collins analyzes potential New Orleans city charter amendment

Alum Dr. Ruth Simmons discusses benefits of college on "Freakonomics Radio"

Alum Bernadette Vincent selected for Women of Impact ICABA Award

Kimbrough comments on the burden of student loan debt on Black women

Alum Chamon Williams named new ED of Catholic Charities, Houma-Thibodeaux

See original 'Saturday Night Live' cast member, Dillard alum Garrett Morris now at 85

Esmail discusses violent Easter weekend in New Orleans

Alumna Nina Domingue writes, performs “The Absolutely Amazing and True Adventures of Ms. Joan Evelyn Southgate” for Cleveland Public Theater

Will Sutton: Returning home with pride, success and bright futures

Dillard among HBCUs to pilot new UNCF, Deloitte digital program

Collins on Sen. Karen Carter Peterson's resignation

WWNO-FM: As Dillard advances to the mock trial championship, it's a season of firsts for this small HBCU

Dr. Ruby Broadway: Persistence and a student-focused path to grant writing success

Dillard among 50 best colleges and universities for 'academic stewardship'

HBCUs: ‘We want more; we want some arrests’

VP Barnes among HBCU leaders to address institutions' futures at inaugural convening

Alumnus, former Dillard coach Marco Borne joins Kansas State men's basketball staff

WGNO-TV: Dillard's Mock Trial Team on historic run to national competition

Alums Tara T. Green and Brenda Marie Osbey discuss Alice Dunbar-Nelson as part of Wake Forest Univ.'s 'Conversations in Black Studies'

UNCF New Orleans' masked ball raises much-needed funds for Dillard, Xavier

Collins discusses Black representation in redistricting

Jasmine "Odd the Artist" Williams '22 one of the performers excited about the return of BUKU

Will Sutton: Dillard has Louisiana’s only mock trial team competing at the national level

Dillard mock trial team interview with coach, Judge Kern Reese

Collins to WVUE-TV: Kenner residents should be "upset" with post-Ida tree removal bill

Mock trial's opening round performance discussed on "The Mock Review"

City of New Orleans neighborhood spotlight on Nick Harris

Dillard among HBCUs eligible for federal grants as a result of bomb threats

Dillard participating in historic collaboration to improve socioeconomic outcomes for Black communities

Dillard among top 10 HBCUs whose alumni earn more than other Black graduates in their states

Alumnus Ted T. Ellis launches "Wide World of Sports Colored Series" featuring Bubba Wallace

Dillard among first on new online learning hub for HBCUs

Alumnus Kendall Crawford added to board of Corporate Internship Leadership Institute

Matching money, finance training key parts of new program for New Orleans HBCU students

Dillard stays the course in COVID campus restrictions despite many La. colleges rolling back policies

Alumna Calmetta Coleman promoted to COO of Chicago Urban League

Alumna Deidra Hodges appointed chair of electrical and computer engineering at Florida International Univ.

HBCUs more vulnerable to future attacks after bomb threats, Dillard president tells Congress

Collins discusses La. bills seeking to expand medical marijuana program

Alumna Jennifer Stimpson, Ed.D. featured as part of Smithsonian's #IfThenSheCan exhibit

Alumna Anastacia Scott, Ph.D. announced as director of community partnerships at the Georgia Historical Society

Alumna Kim Lewis on succeeding in her graduate applied physics program

Dr. Walter Kimbrough – The Good News of Social Media in Higher Education

Kimbrough among star-studded education technology conference speaker line-up

How programming professor Dennis Sigur effectively uses project-based learning

Dillard among HBCUs with highest ROI according to Best-Universities.net

Defense official says diversity strengthens DOD's research and engineering efforts during School of STEM town hall meeting

Collins continues discussion with WVUE-TV about City of Kenner garbage contracts

Collins comments on City of Kenner garbage contracts

Alumnus Walter T. Tillman Jr. announced as dean of graduate studies and associate professor of education at Edward Waters University

Alumna Jo-Lynette Crayton continues to serve Killeen education

Film studies' Prof. Cameron Harris' 'In Our Words' screens virtually in Raleigh

Malena Mitchell '25 reigns as queen of Lafayette Mardi Gras Festival, Inc.

Wistrand's 'Ida B. 'n the Lynching Tree' takes the stage in Savannah

Palmer discusses the plight of Black chefs on WWNO-FM's "Louisiana Considered"

Methodist-related HBCUs draw attention to their distinctive history and contributions

School of Health & Wellness' Reed comments on Xavier president's Capitol Hill testimony about the need for more diversity among healthcare workers

Dillard University's Mock Trial team advances, continues road to nationals

Condoll and Clark comment on Gary Chambers' viral political ad

After bomb threats, Southern HBCU leaders discuss how to move forward: 'We can't cave'

Alumnus J. Russell Kelly featured by USTA for Black History Month

Kimbrough talks HBCUs on the "KIPP On Learning Podcast"

Collins on continued New Orleans EMS staffing woes

Collins comments on EMS staffing issues ahead of Mardi Gras

Spencer Jones '23 among students from across La. to contest state's districts being redrawn

Alumna Tara T. Green - Black Women and Pleasure: Ancestral Lessons We Should Learn

Louisiana’s first Black governor refused to hide his identity

As Biden administration responds to HBCU bomb threats, Black leaders decry ‘domestic terrorism’

Collins comments on accusations of Gov. John Bel Edwards' involvement in Ronald Greene investigation

AD Barnes serves on HBCU Legacy Bowl committee

UMC pastor and alumna Darlene Moore retires to focus on family, other ministries

Dillard participates in project to develop humanities curriculum around Mississippi River

Gerlach participates in research on plant compound that could fight aggressive form of cancer

Baham joins Johns Hopkins team digitizing records regarding enslaved and free Black people in La.

Computer science student Anne-Marie Boseman participates in racial healing panel

MLK Day: Collins comments on New Orleans' role in Civil Rights Movement

Collins comments on Donald Trump and Republican Party

Dillard joins CEO Roundtable on Cancer's Going for Gold initiative

Alumna X'erona Woods' Kid Millionaire profiled

AD Barnes featured in Sports Illustrated's Elle-vate series

Collins discusses New Orleans mayor's second term

Theatre student Nicoye Banks featured in Breakthrough Magazine

Sherice Campbell '22, Walter Dixson IV '22 among inaugural National Geographic scholarship recipients

Alumna Tasha Monroe sworn in as attorney by role model

Hébert explains risks of long COVID

Alumna Chaunteion Hall empowers underserved youth as newest member of Montrose Grace Place in Houston

State Sen. Gerald Boudreaux presents resolution honoring alumnus Dr. Ernest Kinchen

Collins chats with The Louisiana Weekly about apparent state law violation that have helped city election chief avoid more serious crime

Lady Bleu Devils' basketball team billboards featured on WVUE-TV

Lesen talks hurricanes and vulnerable communities on the "Audacious Water" podcast

Alumnus Percival Kane Jr. named COO of University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center

Collins discusses historic election of Orleans Parish's first female sheriff

Alumnus Desmond Crayton hired as executive director of Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Services

Esmail discusses FBI's use of force database possible shutdown with the Black News Channel

A surprising reason keeping students from finishing college: A lack of transportation

Collins comments on campaign ads for and against proposed St. Tammany casino

Kimbrough on HBCU leaders' support of Build Back Better

Alumnus Dr. Claiborne Haughton Jr. seeks to 'expand the circle' during National Disability Employment Awareness Month address

Lewisville, Tex. city councilman, alumnus Brandon Jones, appointed NLC committee vice chair

Kimbrough, part of commission to help build roadmap for colleges on civil dialogue and free expression

Alumnus Dr. Ernest Kinchen Jr. honored for a lifetime of pioneering service

Career center director Toney profiled by BLKPRENEURSHIP Magazine

Alumnus Johnny D. Shelwood inducted into Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame

$5M gift to create civil rights, other internships

Video: "An Evening with Louisiana Poet Laureate Dr. Mona Lisa Saloy"

Kimbrough on small universities building their social media presence

Esmail on the Rittenhouse verdict

AAG Clarke's remarks for the 2021 Ortique Lecture

Kimbrough on the chronic underfunding of HBCUs

UNCF: HBCUs fuel the American middle class

Esmail on thieves targeting copper on homes in the French Quarter

WWL-TV's "You Ought to Know" on Dr. James H. Dillard

Dillard joins Student Freedom Initiative

Collins on pressure on world leaders to accelerate climate action

Kimbrough on Ascension Catholic HS hazing incident

Evergreen Park Community HS alumni spotlight on Joe Prisco

Recording Academy donates to Dillard, other HBCUs

Esmail on what to look out for when a thief smashes your car window

AD Barnes featured in "Women in Sports Leadership"

HBCUs continue to get new patents, though disparities remain

Collins on expected early voter turnout increase

Collins on proposed La. constitutional amendments

Remembering New Orleans music legend, Dillard alumnus Harold Battiste Jr.

Kimbrough on $2B House proposal for HBCUs, MSIs: “It’s nonsensical.”

Palmer provides thoughts on Black chefs not getting their due in New Orleans

Saloy appears on the La. Conference of the United Methodist Church's "Louisiana NOW" podcast

Fact Check-Biden’s ambitious HBCU funding proposal challenged in Congress

Collins comments on city councilperson's DWI

Kimbrough comments on decades of underfunding Tennessee State University

Legacy of American Slavery lecture: Experts call for a more equitable tourism sector

Collins comments on Biden's slumping approval rating

Kimbrough sets the record straight on Biden administration and HBCUs, says Congress needs to increase funding

Broady comments on challenges of job seekers with criminal records amid labor shortages

Late Dillard professor Lawrence Reddick and the communal acts of Black history

Kimbrough on Biden's bill for HBCUs

Biden’s HBCU funding proposal falls from $45B to $2B

More than 20 HBCUs using federal CARES Act funding to erase students’ debt

Marissa Pittman '24 to co-host National Civil Rights Museum's virtual Student Forum

Esmail discusses racial issues behind cases of missing people of color

Collins visits "The Edge" to explain WHO's new air quality guidelines

Collins: Entergy New Orleans had "rare opportunity...to modernize its grid"

Alumna Rev. Linda Joseph honored by St. Mark United Methodist Church

Collins discusses the need for sensitivity training among FBI employees to deal with abuse cases

Kimbrough, alumna Ruth Simmons participate in Bloomberg panel on HBCUs

HBCUs slam restricted gifts that dominate

Sacramento Magazine profile on alumna, designer Lynnise Davis

Dillard's Chef Dennis Dunn, an example of adapting and innovating in the dining hall

Poems by Mona Lisa Saloy

Kyla Mayo '24 Organic & Natural Health Fund scholarship awardee

Bloomberg Live and UNCF collaborate to shine a spotlight on funding barriers at HBCUs via “HBCUs: The Path to Prosperity”

Alumnus Robertson named new CAO of Phoebe Physicians

Collins discusses how scholars study disasters on WWNO's "Louisiana Considered"

Becerra visit: White House health officials work to reduce COVID-19 spread in New Orleans

Broadway talks about how teaching became her passion in academia

Louisiana’s new poet laureate Mona Lisa Saloy is New Orleans, through and through

Kimbrough named a Georgia State University distinguished alumnus

Collins explains plight of security guard who did not evacuate for Hurricane Ida

Broady talks high unemployment among Black workers

Collins comments on state nursing school controversy

Student Derrick Webb talks about his research “Past, Present, and Future: The Historical Continuity of Medical Racism and COVID-19 vaccination within the Alabama Black Community”

How college students in the Gulf South feel about returning to campus

VP Barnes participates in Black Philanthropy Month panel focusing on Black men and boys

Social media coordinator Pierre participates in social media strategy roundtable discussion

Alumna Kalenda Eaton named director of Oklahoma research for the Black Homesteader Project of the National Park Service

Alumnus Marvis Kilgore talks Black men in teaching

AD Barnes talks athletics, student success on "In the Margins" podcast

Kimbrough talks HBCU leadership on "In the Margins" podcast

Alumnus Alfred Walker, Operawire's Artist of the Week

HBCUs erasing student debt with federal funds brings hope for students and schools

Trailblazing AD aims to develop diverse pipeline of talent

Alumna Nicole Tinson on uptick in HBCU job recruitment

The Advocate: Dillard president Kimbrough is leaving a lasting legacy with great promise ahead

Alumna Nicole Thomas named Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville president

AD Barnes' So You Want a Career in Athletics Sports Leadership Academy featured in Minnesota Spokesman Recorder

Denzel Washington's 2015 Dillard commencement address ranked second of 10 most watched of all time

Biology major Kyla Mayo talks about computational brain science summer program at Brown

Kimbrough discusses HBCU leadership on "In the Margins" podcast

Palmer chats with Thrillist about the "vibrant and complex history of Black oyster culture"

U.S. Rep Mike Rogers honors alumnus, Retiring Commander of Anniston Army Depot Colonel Marvin Walker

DU Dining's Chef Dennis Dunn welcomes the year with flavor

Lesen discusses New Orleans' suffering from the worst heat island effect in the U.S.

DU Dining's Chef Dennis Dunn proves New Orleans cuisine can be plant-forward

Novartis pledges 10-year commitment to Dillard, other HBCUs to co-create measurements for health equity

Palmer talks African Americans' cultural impact on New Orleans on "British Suits and Cowboy Boots"

Darwish featured as part of the talent and diversity of HBCU faculty

Six months later, MacKenzie Scott’s gifts are already making an impact

Thirteen Bleu Devils recognized as 2021 Arthur Ashe Jr. sports scholars

Despite challenges, HBCUs are drivers of upward mobility

Collins on qualifying for New Orleans political races

AD Barnes on NCAA's NIL policy: "They're kind of behind."

Alumna Whittenburg joins NCBFAA's National Education Institute as associate director

Kimbrough discusses free community college's potential effects on HBCUs with Diverse Issues

Collins discusses charges against Trump organization with A News

Alumna Jolla on founding Hype Academy

Malcolm Gladwell chats with The New York Times, mentions why Dillard is featured on new season of podcast

Alumnus Torray Johnson appointed assistant principal of Beverly Hills HS

Collins on La. Republicans' potential veto override session

Collins discusses Biden infrastructure deal with WVUE-TV

Enrollment management VP Page explores under resourced schools' needs with National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

Profile on alumna Sheila Tlou, Africa's "shining star"

Collins discusses importance of named storms with AccuWeather

Kimbrough shares COVID lessons learned with Forbes

A.D. Barnes voted GCAC Athletics Director of the Year

Alumnus Rudy Garza one of wrestling's rising stars

Baham discusses Juneteenth with WGNO-TV

Dillard among HBCUs to benefit from $1M tech center grant

Alumnus Herman Williams reflects on high school basketball coaching career

Esmail comments on controversial La. textbook

Collins discusses La. "tax swap" legislation with WVUE-TV

Alumnus Dr. Samuel Odoms appointed Dryades YMCA interim CEO

Three Dillard alumni/students selected for GNO, Inc. internship program

Profile on Dillard alumna, geoscientist Rhonika Kaplan

Esmail on the state of police reform

Dillard's men's 4x100 relay team grabs NAIA national championship

Alumna Sheila Tlou named chancellor of Botswana Open University

Straight, Dillard alumni and leaders among New Orleans public school renaming candidates

Student awarded a Wiley Stay the Course grant

Esmail on continued need for police reforms on anniversary of George Floyd's death

Alumna Dr. Ocpivia Stafford named president of Methodist South Hospital

Alumna Rev. Dr. Denise Smartt Sears first Black woman appointed director of connectional ministries of UMC's New York Annual Conference

Assistant AD Joe Prisco on best and worst cities for basketball fans

Alumnus Traelon Rodgers among inaugural cohort of NAACP's Marshall-Motley scholars

Mental Wellness Wednesday with alumna Michelle Bucknor

Photos of Dillard's commencement from The Times-Picayune/The Advocate

Alumna Bree Jenkins among 'Ten Black Matchmakers & Dating Coaches You Should Know About'

Dillard Dining among Sodexo services to support students during finals

Kimbrough to The Atlantic on Biden's HBCU funding: “I can’t think of anything that compares to this historically.”

Kimbrough discusses Biden's 'historic' HBCU funding

Esmail discusses juvenile repeat offenders with WWL-TV

Community and church relations director Harris talks to WWNO-FM about supporting vaccination efforts

Amid Biden's Pell Grant proposal, VP Page discusses importance of program with WVUE-TV

Collins discusses Biden's immigration policy with Turkey's A News

Esmail discusses carjacking increase with WWL-TV

Dillard's 'Tales of Wakanda' Afrofuturism event noted by Tennessee's Chapter16

Three Dillard commencement speakers among Yahoo!'s 60 most inspiring graduation quotes

With most of Dillard's community vaccinated, Kimbrough urges more to receive vaccines

Brisbon on how faith-based education drives the legacy of HBCUs

Condoll comments on Jim Crow era effects in modern era

Esmail discusses the effect of the Chauvin trial on police recruiting

Collins visits Turkey's A News to discuss the importance of the Climate Change Summit

Esmail weighs in Derek Chauvin trial verdict

Alumna Eric Randolph 'comfortable being uncomfortable' as Hahnville HS boys' basketball assistant coach

Lesen on health racism

Kimbrough chats with WWL-TV about vaccine hesitancy

Esmail comments on increase in car jackings

Bullard named to Florida Atlantic University Alumni Association executive board

Saloy among Louisiana poets celebrating National Poetry Month

Alumna Jer’Lisa Devezin named Dallas art fellow

Dillard "LEADs" to LSAT success

Saloy's “Erase Tyranny of Today” featured by the Historic New Orleans Collection

Lesen among scholars to support saving Pointe-aux-Chênes Elementary School

Collins discusses Operation Provide Comfort with Turkey's A News

Dillard Theatre interns get to work with JPAS on 'Tenors'

Esmail examines how Chauvin trial could change police use of force policies

Ruth Simmons to speak at Princeton University commencement

Gary Clark discusses DA Jason Williams' endorsement of Troy Carter

Collins talks federal infrastructure plan with WWL-TV

Collins discusses Biden's attempt to work with Republicans

History-making alumni Gloria Banks, Pearlie Elloie to be honored in 'Trailblazers' painting with Marilyn Piper

Condoll discusses tighter gun laws with WWL-TV

Alumna Briana and sister Erica's business profiled by The Times-Picayune/The Advocate

University, JPAS agree to three-year partnership

Karsten Patrick among students to earn NASCAR Wendell Scott Sr. Scholarship

Profile on Ruth Simmons' success at Prairie View

Board Chair Jones leads Maryland HBCU lawsuit to final stages

AD Barnes discusses career and Minority Opportunities Athletic Association membership

History professor Baham among historians to explore renaming some of New Orleans' public schools

Alumnus Daigle tapped to be medical director in Chicago

Alumna Stacey Holman: “Know where you end, when someone begins”

Gary Clark talks super PAC backing Karen Carter Peterson

President Kimbrough shares "weekly wisdom" with Inside Higher Ed

President Kimbrough talks college hazing on the Scott Sands Show

Dillard Business announced as one of Intelligent.com's best business management programs

Psychology program coordinator Dr. Sean Gibbs serves as panelist on mental health with Jefferson Performing Arts Society

Art professor Bernstein profiled as co-house of in-house coronavirus talk show

Enrollment management VP Page named to NACAC commission to reform college admissions

Student engagement and leadership director Courtney Williams earns one of Gambit's Frontline People Awards 

Gary Clark on Second Congressional District race

Alumna Quibulah “Quib” Graham named Orlando Health's director of diversity and minority business development

Profile on alumnus Edward Agyekum Kufuor

Big Easy Magazine: Louisiana’s HBCUs Have a Lasting Impact

Alumna Ruth Simmons to deliver principal address at Harvard

Alumna Sylvia Taylor continues impact on local community with new business

Dillard part of Sodexo's $1M scholarship program

Board of Trustees chair, alumnus Michael D. Jones' historic HBCU settlement

Collins on Republicans and Cassidy censure

Collins discusses Trump acquittal on Turkey's A News

The importance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Sheen Magazine profiles alumna Meme Kelly

Alumna Samella Lewis awarded College Art Association's highest honor

Alumna Dr. Jessica Harris named SIUE's first vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion

Dr. Kristen Broady presents at Hamilton Project's "Rethinking Workforce Development"

VP Barnes visits the "RAISE Podcast" to talk about his career in advancement and his work at Dillard 

President Kimbrough appears on "The Tammi Mac Late Show" on Fox Soul to talk HBCUs

Esmail discusses increase in crimes happening in broad daylight with WVUE-TV

AD Barnes announces sports leadership academic for teen girls

Alumna, Judge Sheva Sims, to serve on the Louisiana Commission on Justice System Funding

Palmer visits "Tina on Tech" podcast to discuss Black history

President Kimbrough chats with Black Enterprise about HBCUs' legacy, culture and weathering the pandemic

Collins weighs in on impeachment process with WVUE-TV

Dillard, one of nine institutions across the nation included in Black small business assistance program

Collins discusses new local police records management system with The Lens

President Kimbrough among 13 college presidents honored by AAC&U and Cengage

Spencer Jones '23 discusses being inspired, as an HBCU student, by Kamala Harris with WDSU-TV

Collins discusses Trump supporters' reactions to Biden inauguration

Event celebrating Black White House culinary professionals to benefit Ray Charles program

Baham weighs in on WVUE-TV about historic nature of Kamala Harris' inauguration

VP Page expresses thoughts, excitement about Kamala Harris on WWL-TV inauguration day

Esmail discusses heightened security at presidential inauguration

Center for Racial Justice director discusses the state of Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream with WWL-TV

Condoll discusses rifts in Republican Party

Baham participates in Jefferson Performing Arts Society panel discussion about Paul Robeson

Chief Medical Officer Hébert to participate in panel discussion about vaccines and the Black community

Business Insider profiles alumna Broussard and historic accomplishment

Coraniquejuanae Jackson '23 featured in hometown L'Observateur

Collins provides insight about Capitol Building takeover

Collins on recorded Trump phone call to overturn Georgia's certified election results 

Collins comments on electoral college vote

Alumna Kelly Nash among "1,000 inspiring Black scientists in America"

Alumnus G. Larry Lawrence appointed to ProPetro Board of Directors

Palmer discusses local chefs' struggles with Washington Post

Collins comments on Trump's refusal to accept Electoral College presidential results

Dillard among local HBCUs receiving support from pro athletes

President Kimbrough talks "all things HBCUs" on Bakari Sellers' podcast

HBCU Digest: "Dillard Breaks Giving Tuesday Fundraising Record"

Cador '21 reflects on fall 2020 with WWNO-FM

Kaylan Tanner named one of Seventeen's 2020 Voices of the Year

Several proposed New Orleans street renamings for Dillard, Straight alumni and Albert Dent

Esmail talks nature of increased crime in city with WVUE

Collins discusses Cedric Richmond leaving Congress for White House with WVUE

Alum Ryan Banks puts on virtual L.O.C.A.L.S' Music Festival

Alum and Broadway star Kyle Banks puts on free virtual show to increase diabetes awareness

Alum Ashle Mitchell celebrated as "Yardrunner" by Nike

Collins: Election results show near 50 percent turnover at Criminal District Court

Condoll breaks down Louisiana's Amendment 7 on WDSU prior to November 3rd election

Urban studies and public policy junior Gentry featured in 2020 HBCU Digest Honors

Poetry Rooted in History: Brenda Marie Osbey

Alumnus James Williams named U.S. Venture's president of U.S. Lubricants Division

Mustapha quoted by Forbes regarding women and work during COVID-19

Collins on Democrats and Amy Coney Barrett

Alumnus Carl Stewart delivers keynote for University of Notre Dame law school

Enrollment Management VP Page on advising students for financial aid

Alumna Paramore named executive director of Travelers Aid Society of Greater New Orleans

Dallas Weekly chats with President Kimbrough regarding the Black community and vaccinations

Senior Smith featured as "young superstar" by Charles Koch Foundation

Atty. Kimbrough: "Black hair has always been policed in this country"

Collins: Coney Barrett nomination would be a "source of pride" for Louisiana 

A.D. Barnes on the "Straight to the Point" sports show

Collins analyzes La. secretary of state's absentee voting tutorial

Alumna Leyte Winfield on HBCUs' preparing Black students for careers in science

Palmer, one of New Orleans Magazine's "People to Watch"

Alumnus Baker discusses how the Louisiana Weekly gives context to the Black experience in news

Saloy discusses resilience through words in the wake of Hurricane Katrina

Alumnus Floyd Wilson Jr. discusses 47-year-old police bill of rights with The Washington Post 

The New Orleans Tribune recounts legacies of Straight College's Walter L. Cohen and James Madison Vance Jr.

Dillard School of STEM, an example of "empowering success"

Collins talks to The Lens about local wedding venue's COVID-19 restrictions violations

President Kimbrough quoted by Los Angeles Times about Kamala Harris VP nomination

Ray Charles director Palmer talks Black chefs, program with Gambit

Alumna Benjamin awarded 2020 Laurel Award for Dedication to Community Service

A.D. Barnes talks leadership advancement as a Black woman with WGNO-TV

President Kimbrough joins local university presidents for equity in higher education discussion 

Sigur discusses Apple, Dillard coding partnership

Alumna Friedman to host "Chicago Tonight: Black Voices"

Dallas Weekly profiles alumna and banking executive Cassandra McKinney

For HBCUs, the coronavirus pandemic hits especially close to home

Film student Peters "chases his passion"

President Kimbrough on how COVID-19 will change higher education


Collins: Mayor's new texting service could be providing valuable data

Broady discusses Black families' struggles during pandemic with The New York Times


Esmail on Dixie Beer name change


DU junior battling COVID-19: "Don't let your guard down"


Lumina Foundation: "Dillard University students rise to the challenge"

Significance of Juneteenth - Dr. Eva Baham 

Chief Medical Officer Hébert hosts video series on sickle cell anemia


Alumna Alves named Bradford & Barthel LLP chief diversity officer


Esmail talks race relations on Juneteenth


Alumna McNeal first African American woman on American Express's executive committee


The Washington Post quotes President Kimbrough on president's HBCU claims


Broady one of 19 Black economists celebrated on Juneteenth


Esmail discusses "pivotal shift in societal views on race"

Collins: Renaming Jefferson Davis Parkway a sign of city council being "responsive to the will of the people"
 

Esmail: Policing policies terminology needs to be more "forceful"


Alumna Roberts named Xavier Exponential director


Alumnus Atwood brings Houston its first hip hop museum


President Kimbrough on COVID-19's exacerbating inequities in higher education


Alumna Fleming named Florida SouthWestern State College dean of education


Dean Broady talks BLS jobs report on #RolandMartinUnfiltered


Words matter for college presidents, but so will actions


President Kimbrough discusses Black college graduates' COVID, civil unrest struggles
 

Esmail: Harmony between NOPD, protesters influenced by several factors


President Kimbrough discusses future of HBCUs in New Orleans with the Kresge Foundation


Alumna Kopylov named to Posse Foundation national board


Alumna Domingue-Glover talks actors' struggles amid COVID-19


Palmer: New Orleans restaurants "essential to our community"


VP Barnes on police brutality and racism in the wake of George Floyd's death


Alumna Astasia Williams talks life as Washington Redskins social media manager


Reflections in Black: Dillard alumna Samella Lewis


HBCUs after COVID-19: Sheen exclusive with President Kimbrough


Esmail discusses COVID-related financial difficulties for low-income workers


President Kimbrough talks fall 2020 amid COVID-19 with The Atlantic


Saloy comments on roots of jazz funerals as COVID-19 silences tradition


Alumna, DU 40 Under 40 recipient Mitchell selected MyNewOrleans.com Top Female Achiever


Hebert, Lesen, Fos named to COVID task force

Fos, Lesen discuss COVID racial disparities with columnist Sutton

AD Barnes discusses future of college athletics, institutions amid COVID

Columnist Sutton on COVID disparities: "Lesen...tried to warn us."

Alumnus Raj Smoove's online DJ sets create social connection

Hébert: "Protect La.'s vulnerable African Americans"

Lesen visits "CBS Evening News" to discuss COVID disparities

Nursing, Community Relations make PPE donations

Lesen: COVID disparities "produced by policy"

Environmental journalism professor cites Lesen

La. Budget Project cites Lesen

AD Barnes featured as P.O.W.E.R.ful women series

Collins discusses governor's COVID federal disaster declaration

Food Studies featured in USA Today's agriculture issue

Hébert: 10 things for African Americans to protect themselves from COVID

SAFE Fund featured example of how HBCUs try to minimize student debt

President Kimbrough examines Trump's claim to have saved HBCUs

Report: HBCUs produce higher income, more prosperity for students

President Kimbrough: "Missouri effect" part of HBCU enrollment increase

Alumnus Lynn leverages Facebook employment to help small businesses

AD Barnes on athletics' post-Katrina return: "Hiring, trust and relationships are everything."

Report: HBCUs produce more upwardly mobile graduates than PWIs 

Alumna Bolden recognized by National AfterSchool Association

AT&T donates $250,000 to College of Business

Kimbrough joins star-studded panel at Essence Fest to discuss HBCUs' helping close nation's economic divide

President Kimbrough featured on MyNewOrleans.com in style

University receives $1.25M for STEM research


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Autumn Ryan '24: Discovering the daughters of Dillard

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Dillard President: Thanks for the help after campus electrical failures

Zella Palmer: Rudy Lombard led sit-ins at lunch counters to end segregation

Rochelle Ford: As a Black woman leading Dillard University, I celebrate the appointment of Harvard's new president

Robert Collins: Black turnout will likely determine control of the U.S. Senate

Rochelle Ford: Despite enrollment dip, New Orleans' future bright as higher education destination

Danielle Miller '16: A recap of Founders' Day Convocation with C.J. Bland

Ashley '25: I Found My Niche at Dillard University

Sharon Hutchinson: Simulated Learning at Dillard University College of Nursing

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