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South African Human Rights Activist Helen Suzman Honored at Dillard PDF Print E-mail
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South African human rights activist and politician Helen Suzman is being honored this month at an exhibit in Dillard University’s Will W. Alexander Library. The exhibit, which runs from Jan. 9 to Feb. 1, will culminate with the dedication of the American-Jewish Committee Distance Learning Conference Room on Sunday, Jan. 31 at 3 p.m.

While serving in Parliament for 35 years, Suzman befriended Nelson Mandela and fought resolutely to end apartheid in South Africa. She passed away last year at the age of 91. To learn more about Helen Suzman’s courageous work, please click here.

 
Martin Luther King Week 2010 PDF Print E-mail
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Dillard, Loyola, Tulane and Xavier universities are joining together to celebrate the 24th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Week for Peace from January 18-22, 2010. For a full schedule of events, see the poster below, or visit the Dillard University calendar HERE. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public. For more information, please call (504) 816-4656.


 
 
Mayoral Debate & Youth Town Hall Meeting PDF Print E-mail
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On Saturday, January 30, Dillard University will host a New Orleans Mayoral Debate. The debate, which begins at 10 a.m. in Lawless Memorial Chapel on the Dillard campus, will focus on neighborhood revitalization, blight, crime, and quality-of-life issues important to the Gentilly community.

The debate will be preceded by a Youth Town Hall Meeting from 7-9 a.m. on the elections and issues critical to the New Orleans youth community. Radio host Wild Wayne of Q93 will preside over the meeting, which will be broadcast live on Q93.

 
Alum Creates Dillard Panorama PDF Print E-mail
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Dillard University alumnus Tommy Holton recently displayed his panoramic photo of the Dillard campus, titled “My Dillard, May 2009,” at a presentation in Rosenwald Hall.

“My family has a lot of history with Dillard University,” Holton said, “and this is the view that we saw when we passed by the school. I worked 29 years at Dillard and my wife worked here for eight years; my brother and son work here too.” Four of Holton’s siblings also attended Dillard, as did his two children. Holton was accompanied at the presentation by his wife Carolyn.

 
DU Awarded Owner of the Year PDF Print E-mail
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On Dec. 3, South Central Construction magazine bestowed its first ever Owner of the Year honors on Dillard University. President Dr. Marvalene Hughes accepted the award during a ceremony at Boudreaux’s banquet hall in Baton Rouge, La.

 
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