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    Dillard Professor Stresses Retirement Savings PDF Print E-mail
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    Dillard Professor Kem Washington knows the importance of saving for retirement. In a recent article for Yahoo! Finance, she shares her expertise on saving and planning. "I believe having a plan is better than having no plan at all. Having a strategic asset allocation, reallocating near retirement and getting into the market as soon as possible would help individuals in reaching their financial goals better than those who are doing nothing at all", she says.

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    Dillard Alumna Fighting Cancer with Research PDF Print E-mail
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    Dillard alumna LaTonia Taliaferro Smith is waging a personal war on breast cancer from her research lab. The disease, which is a leading cause of cancer death in women behind lung cancer, has affected 10 women in her husband’s family. Perhaps even more.

    Smith’s lab at Emory University is on the front lines of the war against breast cancer, particularly triple negative breast cancer, which disproportionately affects younger women, African-Americans and Hispanics. Each day she comes to work at the lab intent on finding better treatment options — and perhaps, one day, a cure.

    Read more about this research in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution here...


     
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    Keeping HBCUs afloat is a subject of much discussion across the nation. At this year's annual conference of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, HBCU Presidents gathered in Washington to discuss the feasibility of keeping these schools going. Dillard University's Dr. Walter Kimbrough was a vocal participant, requesting forgiveness for a massive federal loan to get the school back up and running post Hurricane Katrina.

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    Dillard University Interim Associate Provost of Academic Affairs and Professor of Urban Studies, Dr. Robert Collins, discusses the Vice Presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan on WWL-TV.

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    Dillard Alumnus Garrett Morris Talks Career PDF Print E-mail
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    Dillard Alumnus Garrett Morris has had a successful career spanning over 40 years as an actor, musician and comedian. Currently, he stars in the television show, "Two Broke Girls" as a former musician and cashier.  In this article he talks about working for Harry Belafonte and his days on SNL. He also clarifies that he graduated from Dillard University, and not Julliard.

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