Xavier in the News

May 2020

Dr. Kathleen B. Kennedy speaks to WDSU's Sherman Desselle about goals for Louisiana's COVID-19 Taskforce

Xavier University and Baylor College of Medicine Launch Collaborative Medical Track Program

April 2020

Xavier Alum, Dr. Steve Morgan Jr’s Devotion to Providing Relief During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Xavier University of Louisiana Partners with city and state agencies to launch first mobile community testing site for COVID-19

Gov. Edwards selects Xavier faculty to serve on the COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force as topic experts for public health

No Test Score Required for Fall 2020 Admissions

The Truth Exposed: The Effects of COVID-19 & Being Black in America

Xavier University of Louisiana Partners with Duquesne University's School of Law to launch pipeline program

Project Pathways Trainees Participate in Virtual Research Symposium

March 2020

The Life and Legacy of Our Foundress: Saint Katharine Drexel

Xula Alum Alisha Shelton Carries the Torch for Women in the Race for US Senate in Nebraska

February 2020

XULA Alum David Anthony Geary is Making Black History

XULA Alum Raymond Williams and His Role in Ending Segregation in the U.S. Military

Black History Month Convocation

Xavier Gets High Marks in the Niche 2020 Best Colleges Rankings

January 2020

Xavier University of Louisiana, St. Michael Indian School Signs MOU

Xavier University of Louisiana to Host College Football Playoff Media Day

Xavier University and Ochsner Health System Launch New Physician Assistant Program

MLK Day of Service 2020

Xavier University of Louisiana Hosts Young Women in STEM

Xavier University of Louisiana Partners with Citywide organizations to celebrate new funding for critical teacher programs

834 Scholars Earn Spots on Fall 2019 Dean’s List

XULA Louisiana Red Cross Members Install Fire Alarms to Keep NOLA Residents Safe

November 2019

Xavier president: Child care in New Orleans should be top priority

Nuggets Win 9th Straight GCAC Volleyball Tournament Title

Magic Johnson Enterprises President Christina Francis on Finding a Good Mentor and Learning from Failure

October 2019

Xavier Launches Master’s Program in Speech Pathology

Charles-Alfred, Bashir Win XULA's 1st-ever Small-college Overall Championship

Civil Rights Symposium, Project 1619 to Highlight Xavier Alumni Homecoming

Xavier, Michigan State Announce Medical School Articulation Agreement

Women of Xavier Philanthropy Circle Initiative Announced

September 2019

TCSPP’s Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at Xavier Earns Accreditation

Xavier Gets High Marks for Value in 2020 U.S. News College Guide

Xavier University of Louisiana Featured in O.W.N.’s Hit Show Queen Sugar

Xavier 2021 University of Rochester Medical School Early Acceptances

The Important Legacy of the US' Sole Catholic Historically Black University

XULA to Revive Baseball, Launch Softball

August 2019

Xavier featured in Biz New Orleans Article entitled "The Xavier Way"

Coca Cola United's " Pay it Forward" Internship Program Hires Xavier Student

XU Gets Nod in in Princeton Review 2020 Best Colleges Guide

Xavierites complete Law Prep Program

BESE Approves Xavier University Pre-Pharmacy Pathway Program

Xavier University Names New Associate Vice President of Research and Sponsored Programs

Xavier BUILD Receives $16.8 Million NIH Award Renewal

Xavier University Announces 81 New Faculty and Staff Appointments

Board of Regents Approves Endowed Chair in Science

July 2019

DiversityInc.com - Xavier is ‘Producing Talent the Nation Needs’

NOLA Back 2 School Fest

Xavier University Biologists Discover Rare Exotic Species in Bayou St. John, New Orleans

New Officers Elected to Xavier University of Louisiana Board of Trustees

College Consensus Ranks Xavier No. 3 Among HBCUs

Xavier Remembers Cesar Pelli, Designer of St. Katharine Drexel Chapel

Xavier Alum honored with Scholarship for Medical School

Xavier to Transform Freshman Biology Experience through NSF Grant

Institute for Black Catholic Studies Ushers in the Next Era of Leadership with New Director

Student Receives Inaugural Scholarship from The Jane Club

Xavier’s Allana Barefield Named 2019 Student Journalist of the Year

June 2019

Xavier University President Reynold Verret Releases Statement on the Passing of Leah Chase

Center for Equity, Justice, and the Human Spirit Receives $500,000 Kellogg Foundation Grant to Advance Community Engagement and Racial Equity

XULA Chemistry Professor Wins CUR Outstanding Mentorship Award

Library Discovers Rare Find in Martin Luther King, Jr. Signed Book

2019 HBCU Competitiveness Scholars Announced

Xavier Alum receives High Honor after Graduating from Howard's General Surgery Residency Program

Xavier Ranked as Top University in Louisiana for Graduates who successfully enter the Job Market

April 2019

Norman Francis, legendary civil rights and higher education leader, to receive 2019 Laetare Medal

20 Xavier Alumni Matched for Medical/Dental Residencies

Pharmacy Hosts 12th Annual Health Disparities Conference

Xavier Graduate Named New Chancellor at Delgado Community College

Student Research Featured at 16th Annual Festival of Scholars

Xavier, USC Join Forces To Promote Diversity In Physical Therapy Professions

XULA's Horn Unanimously Chosen President of GCAC

XULA Still First in African American Medical Graduates

March 2019

Gold Nuggets Receive At-large Bid to NAIA Basketball Nationals

College Factual Ranks Xavier Biology #1 in Louisiana, #6 Nationally

Division of Business Earns 2019 Louisiana Performance Excellence Award

President Verret Talks Xavier with WYLD’s Hal Clark

Xavier MAT Graduate Named President of Tougaloo College

Xavier to Launch Minority Business Enterprises Readiness Project with City of New Orleans

Durall Named New AVP of Campus Safety & Chief of Police

Record 24 P4 Pharmacy Students Matched with Residency & Fellowships

New Minor Development Cited as Exemplary NEH-funded Project

February 2019

Xavier Alumni Pulse of P3 Doctors Featured on TODAY, Steve Harvey Programs

Xavier, Ochsner Launch New Physician Assistant Program

The Pulse of Perseverance [3 Xavier Doctors] Featured on ABC News

Student Career Pipeline Possible via Xavier’s Deal With Group Aiming to Buy WBOK-AM

UNCF Outstanding Alumni Award Winners

Dr. Verret Visits with Monica Pierre on "Community Matters" Radio Show

Judge Terri Love to Speak at Annual BHM Convocation

The "People's Mayor": New Orleans' LaToya Cantrell '97

Xavier Professor Featured on Local TV Show

Good as Gold: Nuggets Secure GCAC Regular Season Title

UNCF and the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Scholarship Program Announce Inaugural HBCU Recipient

January 2019

Xavier University of Louisiana to Host Traveling Panel Exhibition on Domestic Slave Trade

Record 832 Scholars Earn Spots on Fall Dean’s List

1st black woman president for 130-year-old Metropolitan Water Reclamation Board

December 2018

Biology Program Ranked No.2 in Louisiana for Veterans

Black Students Show Some Progress in Medical School Enrollments

The Helis Foundation Grant to Support Development of Master’s Program in Curatorial Practice and Exhibition Management

Coca-Cola Foundation Awards Grant to Support Black Male Recruitment and Retention

November 2018

Icons: Ideals of Black Masculinity

Sr. Thea Bowman Moves One Step Closer to Canonization

Mass Celebrates New Tomb of St. Katharine Drexel

SIX STEM Students Receive Awards at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

Dr. Jackson Bacon Honored as Alumnus of the Year 2018


N.O. Advocate - Indoor Public Pool, 2nd District NOPD Station Open in Gert Town

NSF Advance Grant

XU Ranked #2 HBCU

Xavier Announces New Center for Equity, Justice, and the Human Spirit

Xavier to Host “Tricentennial Soul: 300 Years of Black Music in New Orleans”

U.S. Higher Education Unites In Commitment to Promote Academic Freedom

20 % Increase in New Freshmen Spurs Enrollment Climb

Xavier Announces 2018 “40 Under 40” Alumni Honorees


NOLA.com - Xavier Students Push for Inclusive Hair Policies, in Wake of Controversies
ESPN - The Undefeated Names Second Class of the Rhoden Fellowship [Allana Barefield]

Diverse Issues - USC Race Center Issues Report Card on Black Student Equity

NOLA.com - Xavier graduate really cookin' on The Food Network

Forbes - College Food Needs To Get Better, This PHA Initiative Is Helping

Biz - Xavier University Of Louisiana Makes Two New Marketing And Communications Appointments

Inside Higher Ed - HCBUs Study Abroad

Biz - LAICU Awards Scholarships

NOLA.com - Gayle and Tom Benson Foundation Donates $1.5 million to Xavier


The Conversation.com - Making College More Affordable [President Reynold Verret]

Associated Press - New Center at Xavier to Study Inequities, Diversity

U.S. News - Oil Boom a Bust for Blacks

N.O. Advocate - Comedian Kevin Hart Selects 3 New Orleans College Students for Scholarships in New Program

WBOK - [Audio] President Reynold Verret - "The Importance of a Strong Pre-collegiate Pipeline to Education"

Nola.com - Xavier University Joins Effort Seeking Sainthood for 5 Black Catholics

Catholic News Agency - New Coalition Seeks Sainthood for Five African-Americans

JULY 2018

USC News - USC Works to Increase Diversity in Physical Therapy Field [Keairez Coleman]

JBHE - Xavier University of Louisiana Changes Core Curriculum and Adds Degree Programs

Archdiocese of Philadelphia - St. Katharine Drexel Remains to be Relocated to Cathedral Basilica

WGNO-TV - Xavier Student Gets $25K Scholarship from Beyoncé

Qatar University Newsroom - QU-CPH Students Complete Pharmacy Rotation at Xavier USA

NOHC This Week at the Collection - Associate Discusses Assisting Students with Primary-source Research

Knowledge@Wharton - How Smaller Colleges Are Disrupting Higher Education

Birmingham Times - Talk Show Host Gets to Do What She Loves [Janaw Pierre '13]

Catholic Philly - CRS Student Ambassadors Stress Importance of Human Dignity to Congress

JUNE 2018

FIMRC Blog - Take the Leap - Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children [Piia Hanson '00]

Best Value Schools - Xavier Rated #4 HBCU

Nola.com - How Xavier Sends More Black Grads to Medical School Than Almost Any Other College

Ranker.com - Black Enterprise's Top 50 Colleges for African-Americans

Zippia.com - The Best College in Each State for Getting a Job 2018

MAY 2018

AZfamily.com - Phoenix HS Grad Accepted into 48 Colleges, Earns $1M in Scholarships, Headed to XULA

HBCU Sports - Xavier Wins 7th Consecutive GCAC All-Sports Trophy

N.O. Advocate - 3 Black Doctors, Graduates of Xavier, Detail Hard Journey to Success in New Book

NOLA.com  - Xavier University Names New Dean for College of Arts and Sciences

PBS Newshour - PBS Newshour Features Xavier's Culture of Excellence

NOLA.com - New Mayor LaToya Cantrell ['97] Takes Office

ViaNolaVie - Xavier's Site-Specific Performance: Sentenced for Centuries

Fox News - College Concensus Website Ranks Xavier as #2 HBCU

Fox News - Mayor-Elect Names Two Xavier Alumni to New Orleans Leadership Team

APRIL 2018

N.O. Advocate - Award-winning Journalist to Speak at Xavier Commencement

Washington Post - Beyonce Gives $100,000 to 4 Historically Black Schools

NOLA.com - Xavier Receives $35,000 Federal Grant to Develop New Humanities Minor

MARCH 2018

Best Value Schools - The Best Colleges in Louisiana

Philadelphia Inquirer - To Address Shortage of Black Doctors, Drexel Medical Students Create Mentoring Network [Dexter Graves '11]

Chicago Tribune - Black Doctor Decided to Pursue Medicine after He Met his Mother's Doctor [Dr. Pierre Johnson '02]

Washington Post - Education Secretary DeVos Issues Full Forgiveness of HBCU Hurricane Relief Loans

WDSU-TV - [Video] American Heart Association Unveils Hands-Only CPR Training Kiosk at Xavier

Blakdoc.com - [Blog] Meet Paige Jones '17


WWL-TV - [Video] Mayor, Xavier Open New Pedestrian Bridge

Fox 8 TV - Pulse of Perseverence [3 Xavier-educated Doctors]

NOLA.com - Xavier Makes Even Unprepared Students Believe They Can Be Doctors

N.O. Advocate - Budget Deal in Washington Wipes Away Millions in Katrina Debt for Dillard, SUNO and Xavier

WVUE - [Video] King and Queen Zulu Talk About the Joy of Reigning as Carnival [Troye Madison-Washington '82 MA '87]

EWTN News - Xavier Catholic Relief Services Members Advocate Before Congress

New Orleans Magazine - Queen: An Exhibition


WGNO-TV - Xavier Students Volunteer on MLK Day Of Service

NOLA.com - Mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell Announces Transition Team

NOLA.com - St. Katharine Drexel, New Orleans' Divine Inspiration (Tricentennial of New Orleans)

WDSU TV - [video] Mayor-Elect Cantrell Moves Into Transition Office

NOLA.com - Norman C. Francis Leadership Institute Reception Honors Latest Fellows Graduation

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