Topic: New Orleans

collage of participating Book Fest writers
New Orleans

Reading Is Fun

For book lovers of all ages, the New Orleans Book Festival is poised to be a premiere national literary event. The festival welcomes everyone to campus in March to meet and greet famous authors and celebrate the joy of literature.

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New Orleans

‘Earn and Learn’

The Earn and Learn program is open to young people in New Orleans who have earned a high school diploma and are looking to advance their careers.

thumbnail-Melissa Weber inside the Hogan Jazz Archives
New Orleans

Curator of Jazz

Melissa A. Weber, also known as DJ Soul Sister, has been named curator of the Hogan Jazz Archive.

sushi plates in The Commons
New Orleans

Good Eating in The New Commons

The astonishing options for healthy dining in The Commons match up to the spectacular architectural ambience of the new place to hang out on campus.

New Orleans

NOLA Charter Schools

Douglas Harris, director of the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans and chair of the Department of Economics at Tulane, discussed on NPR his research on failing charter schools closing in New Orleans. “If you’re doing [closures and takeovers] well, then those opening schools are better than the ones that you’re closing and taking over. That’s going to lead to improvement in the city — and it did.”

New Orleans

Authentic New Orleans

Matt Sakakeeny, associate professor of music at Tulane, is co-editor of Remaking New Orleans: Beyond Exceptionalism and Authenticity (Duke University Press, 2019). In an opinion piece Sakakeeny co-authored in The Advocate, he writes about the book stating, “… in celebrating the vibrancy of our traditions, we fail to understand that they’re a tremendous driver of profit for those who can capitalize on them.”

New Orleans

Literary History

T.R. Johnson, professor of English at Tulane, is editor of New Orleans: A Literary History (Cambridge University Press, 2019), which provides detailed discussions on the most significant writing the city of New Orleans has inspired. In a video on the publisher’s website, he mentions several major authors like Joan Didion, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner and Kate Chopin who spent time in the city.

Kim Vaz-Deville with a portrait by Meryt Harding
New Orleans

Impression: Kim Vaz-Deville

As a child, Kim Vaz-Deville (NC ’81, G ’83) spent many hours at her grandparents’ and great-grandparents’ double on North Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans, and she remembers vividly the hustle and bustle of that vibrant neighborhood.

Earl Long, 1959
New Orleans

Politics, Louisiana Style

Angus Lind recalls colorful Louisiana politicians and other assorted characters, and a few memorable quotes from the state’s history.

Watercolor image of Thomas Beller
New Orleans

Gathering Moss

New Yorker, New York Times contributor and creative writing professor Thomas Beller reflects on arriving to teach at Tulane 10 years ago and making New Orleans his home.