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    Guest commentary: Common Core is for the common good PDF Print E-mail
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    By Johne’tra Trotter - DU Student, The Advocate
    December 05, 2013


    dt.common.streams.StreamServerAs a graduate of Louisiana public schools, I believe it is time to raise our academic standards. High K-12 standards ensure every child receives a quality education, no matter his or her neighborhood or socioeconomic background. High standards help give children the tools they need to succeed today so they may achieve all of their dreams tomorrow.

    I graduated from a rural high school in Louisiana in 2009 with what I thought was a great grade point average and ACT score. However, when I applied to colleges as a first-generation student, I was denied or waitlisted because I could not compete with other applicants across the country. It did not seem to matter that I was a high-performing and curious student capable of much more than the “busy work” assigned to me in high school. Without a track record of success in college-level classes, admissions officers did not consider me college-ready. Ultimately accepted to Dillard University, I became one of the few from my class to attend college, while most of my peers either did not go at all or did not complete their undergraduate studies due to disinterest or unpreparedness.

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    Dillard University Student Nicole Tinson Helps Feed the Hungry on Thanksgiving PDF Print E-mail
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    Posted on November 28, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    Sheba Turk / Eyewitness News


    NEW ORLEANS -- Many homeless people spent their Thanksgiving holiday at the New Orleans Mission, and there were dozens of volunteers to make sure they had a hot meal.

    Hard Rock hosted dinner at the Mission where dozens of volunteers served the guests restaurants-style to make them feel special for the holiday.

    Over at the convention center, Sheriff Marlin Gusman and hundreds of volunteers created one large dining room. Local favorites like Charmaine Neville and Irvin Mayfield performed.

    The sheriff's office was prepared to provide nearly 3,000 people with a warm meal.

    At both events, volunteers said they were grateful to be able to help the less fortunate, and those who came for a meal were more than appreciative of the help.

    The struggle to find a decent meal doesn't end for many of these people after thanksgiving that’s why New Orleans Mission feeds the homeless all year round. It is located at 1130 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.


     
    Dillard University's Office Of Community Relations Helps Gentilly Stay Healthy PDF Print E-mail
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    Chrisean Mitchell shows me around the community garden in back of her Gentilly school.

    “That’s Daisy’s chicken coop, and over here is China, Elizabeth, Sleepy, Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday’s coop. Daisy has her own coop, because when chickens are in a group, they pick that one chicken that they’re going to pick on, so Daisy has her own coop so she can kinda relax and not get beat on.”

    Chrisean is in the fifth grade at Langston Hughes Academy, but her education in gardening has taken her all the way to college.

    “When we go to Dillard we learn about different things,” says Daisy.  “We up-pot, we learn about greenhouse effect.  We learn about putting plants to germinate.  And then we bring them back to our garden and put them in the ground.”

    Nick Harris is director of Community Development Relations at Dillard University. “The Kids are learning all about fresh fruit and vegetables.  And the reason for this is because this part of Gentilly was known as a food dessert.”

    Along with their partners, like Chrisean’s school, Langston Hughes, Dillard’s Community Development arm is working to combat obesity, poor nutrition, and bad eating habits all over Gentilly.

    “The kids come to Dillard University to learn about Botany and Biology from our students in Botany and Biology,” says Harris. “We have a greenhouse so we start the seeding process at Dillard.  Once they get to a certain height or maturity, we bring them back over to Langston and we plant them.”

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    DU Alumnus and Medical Pioneer Dies PDF Print E-mail
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    11162013 0001354667 1-1Dillard University graduate and medical pioneer, Mitchell Wright Spellman, MD, PhD, died Monday, Nov. 11. See details of his amazing accomplishments in the obituaries below which appeared in the Times-Picayune and in the Washington Post. Dr. Spellman loved Dillard. He assisted the University in raising funds for its recovery after Hurricane Katrina.
     
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    Dillard gets $243,000 grant to help public housing residents PDF Print E-mail
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    By John Pope, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune


    Dillard University has received $243,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to connect public housing residents with services they can use to improve their lives.

    The grant will hire coordinators whose job will be to let people know about available services and opportunities. These people also will work with elderly and disabled people to help them maintain their independence.

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