The Loyola University New Orleans students who researched and wrote the reports on this website. It is a joy to learn from them;
The interviewees who graciously shared their lives and time with the student researchers. Their bravery, kindness, and compassion are inspiring;
Brad Petitfils, Instructional Technologist, at Loyola University’s Monroe Library, who designed this website. Beyond his technical expertise, he is a consummate researcher and artist;
Margaret Dermody of the Education Department at Loyola University New Orleans and Brad Petitfils, who in 2002 directed and facilitated a federally funded NOC-TIITE seminar at Loyola New Orleans on integrating technology into teaching. The knowledge and skills gained in that seminar continue to enrich my teaching. It is regrettable that the Education Department was eliminated in post-Katrina restructuring of the university;
The New Orleans Times-Picayune, <http://www.nola.com>, for permitting us to use the image on the front page of this website and their informative maps. (Visitors should be sure to check out the map entitled “A Chronology of Destruction.”) The Times-Picayune richly deserves all the awards received for its reporting on Katrina and Rita and their impact on New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. The Times-Picayune’s investigative reporting and editorials are significant contributions to the rebuilding of the area. The Times-Picayune’s human interest stories have humanized those who suffered and died;
David Lindenfeld and Jerri Becnel of Baton Rouge, who graciously provided refuge to Ken Richards and me from the storm and three weeks afterwards. Their kindness is most appreciated;
Family members and friends who expressed concern and support during and after the evacuation. I have been moved by their love, friendship, and generosity;
National Public Radio, for its coverage during and immediately after Katrina. It was a lifeline to evacuees hungry for news. New Orleans and Gulf Coast residents appreciate that NPR has not abandoned this story and continues to provide high quality coverage of the situation here.
A Razz to:
Fox News, whose reporter stood on the I-10 overpass with the Superdome and the flooded city in the background, while repeatedly intoning that we may be witnessing the death of New Orleans. New Orleans will not die because Fox Broadcasting Company does not like the people and the politics here.