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    Gentrification in New Orleans PDF Print E-mail
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    New OrleansDillard professor Gary Clark, speaks to the Associated Press regarding gentrification in the city of New Orleans.

    "New Orleans is becoming a boutique city like San Francisco," said Gary Clark, a politics professor at Dillard University. "You may see black middle class moving in, but with gentrification there's overwhelmingly white individuals of means who become the new urban pioneers."

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    Miss Louisiana 2012 Visits Evacuated Dillard Students PDF Print E-mail
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    Miss LouisianaMiss Louisiana 2012 Lauren Vizza, in connection with Raising Cane’s, provided students of Dillard University dinner Wednesday night. Hundreds of students evacuated New Orleans on Tuesday and are being housed on the campus.

    “We’re so grateful,” said Jakarah Porter, Student Government Association president. “On behalf of Dillard University and behalf of the student body we really appreciate it, it was a very kind gesture.”

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    Dillard Makes Another Top 100 List PDF Print E-mail
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    dillard logo fullDillard University makes Washington Monthly magazine's top 100 in its 2012 liberal arts college rankings, based on schools’ contribution to the public good in three broad categories (social mobility, research, and service).

    Each school was evaluated in three main categories: social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students); research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs); and service (encouraging students to give something back to their country).

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    Dillard University Discusses Hurricane Preparedness PDF Print E-mail
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    WMK 2-20122Dillard University President Dr. Walter Kimbrough discusses hurricane preparedness with Inside Higher Education

    Most colleges made the decision Sunday, before the storm had moved in, to cancel classes Tuesday and Wednesday – the storm’s slow movement later forced officials to shut down campuses Thursday and Friday, too – to give students time to get out. Only Dillard University required students to evacuate.

    “I think we made the right call in sending students away so they wouldn’t have to be there in the heat not having power, because I think people in the city now are frustrated with that,” Kimbrough said. “But we need to have a much broader plan to think, ‘What do we do in a situation that is not a category three or four?’

    President Kimbrough Talks Parenting Style PDF Print E-mail
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    Dillard President Dr. Walter Kimbrough is featured in the Fall 2012 issue of Modern Parent magazine.

    "I think in terms of students starting to value education and learning, the earlier they start makes it easier for them to become confident in themselves as students so higher education is something they can inspire to and be successful," he says.

    Read about his parenting style and why emphasizes teaching the value of education at an early age.

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