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University of New Orleans

The University of New Orleans, often referred to locally as UNO, is a medium-sized public urban university located on the New Orleans Lakefront within New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.



2000 Lakeshore Dr
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The University of New Orleans was legally established by the Louisiana Legislature in 1956 as a branch campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. The university was built on New Orleans' lakefront when the U.S. Navy relocated Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans. The Orleans Levee Board leased the closed base to the LSU Board of Supervisors. In 1963, the LSU System of Higher Education was established and UNO became a separate campus in that system. Nearly fifty years later, in 2011, the University of New Orleans officially became part of the University of Louisiana system.[4] Hurricane Katrina On August 29, 2005, the University suffered damage due to Hurricane Katrina. The main campus is on relatively high ground and the damage was caused mostly by winds, rain-driven-water, and human activity during the storm. (The University was used as an evacuation point and staging area by the National Guard.) A levee breach on the London Avenue Canal occurred just a few blocks south of the main campus and caused the flooding of the first floor of the Bienville Hall dormitories, the Lafitte Village couples apartments, and the Engineering Building. UNO was the first of the large, damaged universities in New Orleans to re-open, albeit virtually, by using web-based courses starting in October 2005.[5] The university was able to offer classes in the fall semester immediately following Hurricane Katrina at satellite campuses; the main campus re-opened in December 2005. Hurricane Katrina reduced enrollments at all colleges in New Orleans, but the University of New Orleans was particularly hard hit. This echoed the damage to New Orleans as a whole, since UNO serves as a leader in educating students from New Orleans. Since the hurricane, the student enrollment is on a steady increase toward pre-Katrina numbers. In 2011, State Senator Conrad Appel of Jefferson Parish, with the support of Governor Bobby Jindal, tried to combine UNO with the historically black Southern University at New Orleans as a way to save higher education dollars. His plan was withdrawn in both houses of the legislature because of a lack of support from his colleagues.

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Loyola University New Orleans, a Jesuit and Catholic institution of higher education, welcomes students of diverse backgrounds and prepares them to lead meaningful lives with and for others; to pursue truth, wisdom, and virtue; and to work for a more just world. Inspired by Ignatius of Loyola's vision of finding God in all things, the university is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, while also offering opportunities for professional studies in undergraduate and selected graduate programs. Through teaching, research, creative activities, and service, the faculty, in cooperation with the staff, strives to educate the whole student and to benefit the larger community.



Pat Barry - UFC fighter and kickboxer Walter Boasso - Former Louisiana state senator from St. Bernard Parish who made national headlines for fighting to combine levee boards in southeast Louisiana; gubernatorial candidate in 2007, Democrat Randy Bush - former Major League baseball player; member of 1987 and 1991 World Series champion Minnesota Twins Joel Chaisson - President of the Louisiana State Senate, attorney James H. Clark - co-founder of Silicon Graphics, Inc., and Netscape Communications Carl Crane - former state representative from Baton Rouge, 1984�2008, Republican Ellen DeGeneres - Comedian, television host, and actress Jim Donelon - former state representative, former president of Jefferson Parish, and current state insurance commissioner Clancy DuBos - columnist, editor and owner of Gambit Weekly, New Orleans' alternative weekly newspaper Margaret Evangeline - post-minimalist painter, video, performance, and installation artist Peter J. Fos - President, University of New Orleans Eugene Grace - Geospatial Analyst Norhtrop Grumman Anthony Guarisco, Jr. - Democratic state senator from Morgan City from 1976 to 1988, studied political science at UNO while in office[24] Chris Hazel - Republican state representative from Rapides Parish since 2008 Ervin Johnson - played basketball in the National Basketball Association John Bernard Larroquette - film, television, and television and stage actor, 5 time Emmy winner, and Tony winner James Letten - Former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern district of Louisiana Nicholas Lorusso - Republican state representative from Orleans Parish since 2007 Paul Mainieri - current Louisiana State University head baseball coach Renny Martyn - contestant on Big Brother 10 Kevin Joseph McLin Sr. - Vice President of Communications, Public Relations, and Marketing since 2012 Dawn Richard - Singer/Songwriter formally of Danity Kane, member of Dirty Money Jeffrey D. Sadow - political scientist, columnist, professor at Louisiana State University in Shreveport Joe Slusarski - former Major League baseball player Julie Stokes (Class of 1992) - Certified Public Accountant and current state representative from District 79 in Jefferson Parish[25] Roy C. Strickland - late businessman and politician in Louisiana and later The Woodlands, Texas Taryn Terrell - former WWE Diva Brian Traxler - former Major League baseball player James Wayne "Jim" Tucker - first Republican to become Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives since Reconstruction, effective January 14, 2008 Wally Whitehurst, former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball, played for the New York Mets[26] Darryl Willis - BP vice president in charge of claims who is featured in commercials about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill Jeffrey L. Gangwisch - Filmmaker and Fulbright Media Scholar Frank Ocean - Grammy Award winning R&B/Hip-Hop artist



Urban 195 Acres (0.79 Km2