Dillard Notable #3 of 2017: Public Intellectuals & Politicians
I’ve always said that Dillard has a great number of public intellectuals for a small school. In 2017, we were even more present in the media offering our expertise on a variety of subject.
Dr. Ashraf Esmail in criminal justice led the way this year with a high number of interviews on matters related to crime. He probably is the city’s most interviewed criminologist these days. You can check out some of his interviews below.
Local criminologist, GOHSEP react to Las Vegas massacre
A criminologist said people should not expect hotels to becomes fortresses because of the Las Vegas massacre. Meanwhile…
FBI Crime stats show violent crime increase across U.S.
Violent crime across the nation increased for a second consecutive year. The FBI's annual report on national crime…
Mayor Landrieu expresses support for NOPD after most violent day of the year
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is urging citizens to come forward, after the most violent day of the year. The death…
One of our other prominent public intellectuals is Dr. Robert Collins in urban studies. Dr. Collins comments on a range of issues from city planning, to water management, to urban terrorism. This fall he played a key role in the mayoral election coverage. You can check out some of his work as well.
Hot Seat: Post-Election Night analysis
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Could the AG's probe disrupt Mayor-Elect Cantrell's transition?
Attorney General Jeff Landry pushed back Friday afternoon after losing a round in court in his ongoing investigation of…
Of course, Dr. Gary Clark in political science is a consistent presence on WBOK radio, his own cable show, as well as other media outlets. Dillard Today had a nice story this year on his career.
Dillard University | DR. GARY M. CLARK: MAKING DREAMS COME TRUE FOR HIS STUDENTS AND THE COMMUNITY
From the radio to the television, and in front of the classroom, Gary M. Clark's objective of empowering others remains…
L. Kasimu Harris, our assistant director in marketing and communications, is an accomplished writer and artist, and was featured in a New York Times interview about Juneteenth.
Hot Links and Red Drinks: The Rich Food Tradition of Juneteenth
Many of the largest Juneteenth celebrations are still held in Texas: old-school parades with horses and souped-up cars…
We also played a huge role in the mayoral election cycle. As usual, Dillard was a prime location for debates. We held four, including three with mayoral candidates. One was specifically focused on the African American male, and another was broadcast live on WDSU.
So 2017 was a great year for showcasing the expertise at Dillard.