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Nationally awarded poet to speak at graduation

Poet and novelist Nikki Giovanni is scheduled to address more than 100 Dillard graduates at commencement at 8 a.m. May 8 at Avenue of the Oaks.   Immediately following commencement, a second-line will dance to the two new buildings on campus for a ribbon-cutting ceremony, according to university officials.   […]

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DU benefit concert 1st stop for ‘Timeless Voices’

Singers Johnny Gill, Eddie Levert, Dennis Edwards and Gerald Alston will headline Dillard’s annual benefit concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 6, on the Avenue of the Oaks for the first time.   Tickets are $50 general admission and $45 for faculty, staff, alumni and students. They may be purchased […]

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Bayou boat cruise, 1-day trip to Florida part of Senior Week

A bayou boat cruise and a day trip to Florida will highlight Senior Week activities, set for May 2-8.   Senior Class President Jasmine Johnson said eight activities are included in the week under the theme “Follow the Bleu Brick Road,” culminating with baccalaureate service on Friday, May 7, and […]

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Up to 300 alumni expected for annual class reunion May 6-9

Between 250 and 300 Dillard alumni are expected for the annual class reunion, set for May 6-9 on campus, according to Alumni Relations officials. While the reunion welcomes all Dillard Alumni, their spouses and guests, the event will highlight the classes who graduated in the years ending in “0” and […]

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Library holds second book sale

Roughly 1,600 books are for sale through the end of May as part of the Will Alexander Library’s second annual fundraiser for library supplies, according to Melissa Dellihoue, cataloging assistant.   Some 20 days into the sale (March 22), the library had sole 50 books, Dellihoue said. The sale began […]

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Library seeks friends on Facebook, offers news through Twitter

Three months into the spring semester, the library’s new Facebook account has attracted more interest than its Twitter account.   Malik Bartholomew, Access Services assistant, said the social networking tools were created for the Will W. Alexander Library and became operational at the start of the spring semester. A Twitter […]

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Dillard to co-host joint science meet

Nearly 800 participants are expected as Dillard University co-hosts the 67th joint annual meeting of the National Institute of Science and Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Honor Society on March 24-28, according to Dr. Ruby Broadway, event coordinator.   Broadway, a biology professor at Dillard, is vice president and archivist of […]

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‘Hip-Hop and Gender’ talks in Women’s Studies examine misogyny, sex roles

Editor’s note: This article includes frank and offensive language.   Hip-hop performers set trends for young African American males, according to a student presenter at a DU Women’s Studies’ “Hip-Hop and Gender” presentation last week. Tiffany Parson, a sophomore nursing major from Memphis, cited sociologist Shirley A. Hill’s assessment of […]

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Library blames malfunctions, patrons for printer paper shortage

Halfway through the spring semester, the allotment of copy paper for printers at the Will W. Alexander Library has been depleted.   Cynthia Charles, interim library dean, blamed the problem on defective printers and misuse of printing privileges by both Dillard students and alumni.   Alexander Library has more than […]

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Convocation speaker tells students: Pick career you love to better odds of success

Dr. William Sutton, a Dillard alumnus, former faculty member and president emeritus of Mississippi Valley State University, encouraged honor students to choose careers they would enjoy because it’s more likely that they would be good at it.   Sutton, who was the featured speaker at the 2010 Annual Honors Convocation […]