- Taylor Gentry ’22 shared her coronavirus story with the news in Nashville. She offers great information for us to consider.
20-year-old battling COVID-19 wants to spread her message to peers: Don't let your guard down
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - 20-year-old Taylor Gentry pays attention to what's going on. She's a Nashville native. The…
- In the wake of nation’s challenges around issues of race and policing, the Dillard board, with particular support by our chair Dillard alum Michael Jones ’82, is launching a Center on Racial Justice. As you may know, Attorney Jones is the lead attorney fighting for the Maryland HBCUs to receive equitable funding from the state. He has enlisted Attorney Kristen Clarke, President & Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (and frequent MSNBC commentator) to serve on the advisor board. Our own Dr. Ashraf Esmail will serve as director, who in his own right has become a local expert on issues of crime and justice. More details to come.
Dillard University to launch Center for Racial Justice to encourage "systemic change" in policing
Dillard University will launch the Center for Racial Justice next month, an initiative that aims for "systemic change"…
- The Walker’s Legacy Foundation awarded $7,000 in emergency grants to nearly 60 displaced university students. 11 of them were Dillard students. I want to thank my friend Natalie Madeira Cofield, founder, who included our students. Walker’s Legacy was founded in 2009 as a quarterly women in business lecture series designed to inspire women of all ages to walk into their professional passion and purpose.
- The Kulman Law Firm recently announced that they are starting a $10,000 annual scholarship for a Dillard graduate who pursues law school in Louisiana.
- Dillard University College of Nursing gladly announces the College of Nursing Scholarship Program (CNSP) established through a $40,000 grant from the Methodist Health System Foundation (MSHF). The grant authored by Dr. Sharon Hutchinson, Dean of Nursing, is designed to provide scholarship support for nursing majors entering the clinical component of the nursing major fall 2020. An anticipated grant outcome is an increase in the diversity of the metro New Orleans area nursing workforce. Applications for the CNSP Scholarship will be released at the August 2020 College of Nursing Assembly and White Coat Ceremony.
IN THE NEWS:
- Dr. Ashraf Esmail conducted several interviews:
- On Fox News to discuss Trump’s New Police Reform Executive Order
Louisiana congressmen talk police reform efforts; react to Trump's executive order
NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - Members of Louisiana's congressional delegation reacted to President Donald Trump's executive…
- On WWLTV discussing some of the social changes we’ve witnessed since the killing of George Floyd
'It's hard to discuss;' Even in Congress, talking about race can be difficult
"You all are white males. You never lived in my shoes. You do not know what it's like to be an African-American male,"…
- On WWLTV morning show breaking down US race relations on Juneteenth and discussing the opening of the Dillard University Center for Racial Justice.
- Lumina featured several Dillard students (Khaleyn Jackson, Paulina Webber and Jamaar Robinson) in this piece.
Dillard University students rise to the challenge - Lumina Snapshot
NEW ORLEANS - A group of 19 students gathered on Zoom one Wednesday afternoon in late March, eager to discuss the use…
- Dr. Robert Collins discussed the potential renaming of Jeff Davis Highway for Dr. Norman Francis.
Name change planned for Jefferson Davis Parkway in favor of former longtime Xavier University…
NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - For almost five decades, one man sat at the helm of one of the foremost historically black…
- Dr. Kristen Broady is listed as one of “19 Black economists to celebrate and know, this Juneteenth and beyond” by Fanta Traore in Fortune Magazine. She is the only HBCU scholar on the list!
19 Black economists to celebrate and know, this Juneteenth and beyond
Black scholars are underrepresented in the economics profession, but their insights are sorely needed to shape better…
- Dr. Broady was also cited in a New York Times article, “Black Families Were Hit Hard by the Pandemic. The Effects on Children May Be Lasting.”
Black Families Were Hit Hard by the Pandemic. The Effects on Children May Be Lasting.
Setbacks in household wealth and the toxic stress of racism can have long-term effects, experts said. Kourtney McGowan…
- Dr. Eva Baham was interviewed by Fox 8 New Orleans regarding the significance of Juneteenth.
Significance of Juneteenth - Dr. Eva Baham
The Emancipation Proclamation didn't free all slaves right away. It took two years for African-Americans in Texas to…
- Dr. Kristen Broady was quoted in the Washington Post story, “How the protest movement could help HBCUs through higher education’s financial crisis.”
How the protest movement could help HBCUs through higher education's financial crisis
On the first day that college applications opened last August, Daja Snipes applied to Clemson University. The big South…
- She was also interviewed by Fox 8: “Blackout Day 2020 sees boost for black-owned businesses”
- Dr. Robert Collins was quoted in the article “’Text me!’ Mayor’s new direct-text service is run by her campaign, raising questions about how data is being used”
'Text me!' Mayor's new direct-text service is run by her campaign, raising questions about how data…
On June 19, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell sent an unusual message from her Twitter, Facebook and Instagram…
- He was interviewed regarding the All Live Matter graffiti by the Metairie teacher
And he was interviewed for the article, “Trump Loyalists Dig In Heels in Louisiana Parish”
Trump Loyalists Dig In Heels in Louisiana Parish
ST. BERNARD PARISH, LOUISIANA - While national polls show Donald Trump's support slipping during the prolonged pandemic…
- Our board chair Michael Jones has an interesting editorial “Kirkland’s First Black Partner Garners Inspiration in the Fight for Racial Justice From the Civil War Battlefield” (note being the first Black partner of a major national law firm as well).
Kirkland's First Black Partner Garners Inspiration in the Fight for Racial Justice From the Civil…
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- His brother Hersy Jones (also an attorney) wrote a piece for the Shreveport Times about the confederate monuments there: “Generals would have opposed Confederate Monument”
Hersy Jones: Generals would have opposed Confederate Monument
Did you know that those who are supporting the Caddo Parish monument to the Confederacy are practicing pagan worship…
- Dr. Corey Hebert has been a constant presence, including this MSNBC segment, “Doctor on COVID-19: Don’t choose BBQ and beer over your life”
Doctor on COVID-19: Don't choose BBQ and beer over your life
Coronavirus cases could spike through large, public gatherings this July 4th weekend, as Dr. Corey Hébert expresses his…
- And one of his WDSU segments “Ask Dr. Hebert: Data drives decisions on New Orleans restrictions”
Ask Dr. Hebert: Data drives decisions on New Orleans restrictions
Hide Transcript Show Transcript DR. HERBERT. LET'S TALK ABOUT THE BIG TOPIC. MAYOR CANTRELL ESSENTIALLY WALKING BACK…
- Amira Bell ’19 will attend the University of California Hastings School of Law this fall as a California Scholar, which includes full tuition and fees, $20,000 a year living stipend, and guaranteed housing on campus.
- Aniya Rosse’ 22 junior nursing major selected by Southeastern Region of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) and the Health Equity Committee “to become a member of the 2020–2021 Class of the AHA Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Scholars Program. The goal of the HBCU Scholars Program is to support the development of minority scientists and healthcare professionals trained to impact our understanding and treatment of cardiovascular disease.”
- Dr. Katrina Kellum, Dr. Peter Fos, & Dr. Peggy Honore published the study, “Mindfulness Intervention to Decrease Post-Disaster Anxiety” in Nursing & Primary Care. 2020; 4(3), 1–6.
- Dr. Kiki Barnes published the article, “Diversity and Inclusion is Everybody’s Business” in the NACDA Athletics Administration June 2020 Issue (Page 82).
NACDA Athletics Administration June 2020 Issue
The June 2020 issue of NACDA's Athletics Administration magazine.
- The Law Offices of Bradford and Barthel announced that alumna Farai Alves ’02, managing partner and conflict resolution strategist at the firm’s Oakland office, became the firm’s first chief diversity officer as of June 15.
- Dr. Amy Lesen is a co-author of “Gender and resilience in Gulf Coast communities: Risk and protective factors following a technological disaster” with Estilla S. Lightfoot and Regardt J. Ferreira in an upcoming issue of the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction.
- Dr. Richard Igwike received funding for a 2020 PwC Digital Enablement proposal by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
- Julia Tippen ’23 was one of five North Texas students majoring in communications awarded scholarships by the Press Club of Dallas Foundation Scholarship Fund.
College scholarships awarded five North Texans - Focus Daily News
College scholarships have been awarded to five North Texas students majoring in communications by the Press Club of…
- Alumna Dr. Berenecea Johnson Eanes was named president of York College CUNY.
- Toiya Smith ’21 received an internship with Forbes/iCon which includes career-focused coaching by Rosecrans Ventures.
- Jada Sayles ’22 was accepted to the LSAC Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars program at the University of Alabama for July.
- Here is a profile of alumnus Dr. Stanley Coleman, co-founder of Minority Voices Theatre in Eugene, Oregon.
- Dr. Wen Zhang produced another virtual choir performance, “For the Beauty of the Earth”
- Dr. Jonathan Wright was a co-presenter on “Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in Career Services” at the Louisiana Association of Colleges and Employers Virtual Summer Conference
- Dr. Rona Tyger was a panelist for the HBCU Student Town Hall on Distance Learning, July 10th.
- Dr. Ashraf Esmail was invited to speak at the Peace and Police Reform Discussion to discuss The Center for Racial Justice on July 11th.
- Dr. Nazar Mustafa presented at the 2020 Academy of International Business conference which was held virtually. He serves as an associate editor of the “Journal of Eastern European and Central Asian Research.”
- Congratulations to Joshua Hines ’22 and Aniya Rosse ’22 who were selected as American Heart Association HBCU Scholars selected for 2020–2021.
- Dr. Kristen Broady was a panelist on “The Future of Work and Creating Wealth in Minority Communities” by the Urban League of Louisiana.