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2009-10-01 17:33:00

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today donated four 2009 MAZDA6 sedans to Dillard University, a private, historically black, liberal arts institution, located in New Orleans, LA. The MAZDA6 sedans will be used by Dillard University's Security Department as well as for other operational uses and faculty use for a seven-year period. Craig Paretti of Paretti Mazda in Metairie, LA, has generously agreed to deliver the vehicles as well as...

2007-06-04 09:00:43

By O'Neil, Robert M; Cook, Norma C; Finkin, Matthew W; Henry, Myron S; Et al I. INTRODUCTION The devastation that Hurricane Katrina inflicted on the universities of New Orleans in late August 2005 is undoubtedly the most serious disruption of American higher education in the nation's history.1 This was hardly the first time that collegiate facilities had been destroyed and academic programs halted; one need only recall the savage tornadoes that leveled buildings at Central State...

2006-07-01 15:56:58

By Peter Henderson NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - One of New Orleans' historic black colleges reclaimed its campus from Hurricane Katrina on Saturday in a graduation ceremony at which comedian Bill Cosby urged listeners to take better care of "God's garden." The recovery of Dillard University is one of the bright spots in a city still covered with open wounds from the storm last year, which killed more than 1,500 from Louisiana. Dillard students were forced all over the map by the closure...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.