Outspoken political consultant and pundit James Carville, nicknamed “the ragin’ Cajun” is now Professor Carville. Tulane University has announced that Carville is joining its Department of Political Science as a professor of practice. Raised in Donaldsonville, Carville returned home to Louisiana from D.C. last year, purchasing a home in uptown New Orleans. Carville’s debut course at Tulane is “The 2008 Presidential Election,” a scrutiny
of how the historic election evolved, and will be offered in spring 2009.
“I am pleased to be joining the faculty of such a prestigious university, one that is such an important part of this community that I again call home,” said Carville. “Our class will be an exciting one with nationally recognized guests examining the 2008 election. I am certainly looking forward to getting back into the classroom.”
Anthony Pereira, professor and chair of political science, said he is delighted that Carville is joining the department.
“His class will put the 2008 presidential election under the microscope, combining the insights of high-level political practitioners with the findings of researchers. This is an exciting opportunity for our faculty, students and the entire Tulane community,” Pereira said.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.