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From UL to NYU: What History Can do for You

Victoria Throop -- Thu, 02/23/2017 - 12:01pm

My name is Elizabeth Hodges, and I graduated from UL with a degree in history December 2016 and I will be attending New York University in the fall of 2017. As an undergraduate, I began not as a history major, but as a music business major.  At eighteen years old, I still was unsure what I really wanted to do with my life until I took my first college level history class.  After taking British history, I decided after two years of being a music major that I wanted to devote my life to studying history.

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UL Students Share Stories of Migration

Victoria Throop -- Tue, 02/21/2017 - 12:57pm

In response to contemporary political events, the History department sponsored a “History Harvest” and a “Teach-in” to discuss immigrants and refugees in historical context. We wanted to show solidarity and support for all our UL students, especially our Muslim and Latino students, as well as any students who come from immigrant families. During the History Harvest, we collected oral histories from students on how they came to be “Ragin’ Cajuns.” Though some participants at first thought they did not have a story to share, many college students have a tale of migration and displacement.

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