This year marks 60 years of the University of New Orleans. The spring 2018 issue of Silver & Blue magazine—the University’s publication for alumni, students and friends—celebrates this anniversary by looking back at some of the trajectory-shaping numbers that have made New Orleans’ only public research university a place where people come together to put their ideas into action.
At first glance, these figures might look like a random collection of digits. But in the context of the University of New Orleans’ storied and robust history, they describe a university that from the beginning has accepted challenges, delivered top-rated programs and transformed this former Naval Air Station by the Lake Pontchartrain into an undeniable economic driver for our beloved city and region.
Here are a few:
The number of African-Americans who filed suit in federal court in 1958 demanding admission to the new university prior to its opening.
The percent of University of New Orleans students who in 2018 identify themselves as persons of color.
Annual number of jobs supported by the University of New Orleans and the University of New Orleans Research & Technology Park.
Total degrees awarded in the history of the University of New Orleans
Also inside this latest 52-page issue, readers will become acquainted with Ray Wang, the new dean of the Earl K. Long Library, a man whose life experiences have cultivated a deep passion and respect for academic libraries. They will read about the University of New Orleans Publishing Lab, a course that gives graduate writing students the opportunity to become publishers. And they will celebrate some of the amazing University of New Orleans alumni whose businesses this year became inducted into the inaugural class of UNO 25.
As always, the magazine highlights wonderful news from our students, faculty and alumni and features beautiful photos of our campus in action. But there’s so much in this magazine, the best way to experience is to crack it open it yourself.
Look for Silver & Blue in your home mailbox and at departments all around campus. You can also find it online at silverandblue.uno.edu, where the latest issue will be posted soon. To request more magazines, come by Administration Building Room 103 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.