In the March 20 article about a homicide at Florida Avenue and New Orleans Street, the first line read, “A woman was shot dead Sunday afternoon near Dillard University, according to the New Orleans Police Department.”
Homicides are lamentable at any location, but I wonder why Dillard University was mentioned at all. If the homicide victim was a student or staff at Dillard, the location might be germane. If she was not associated with Dillard, why drag its name into the article? I doubt a similar shooting on Claiborne Avenue would warrant a mention of the victim’s proximity to Ursuline Academy, Tulane or Loyola University.
I lament your besmirching the reputation of a distinguished Historically Black College/University by associating it with a homicide.