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New Orleans Universities Participate in Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

There’s a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that asks "life’s most urgent and persistent question is: what are you doing for others?” First spoken by Dr. King in 1957, it reverberated in speeches throughout the remainder of his life. It is the guiding principle in the Day of Service, a holiday spent “on” instead of “off”. For a decade, several New Orleans universities have come together -  students, faculties and families - to do for others, specifically, to address the New Orleans Diaspora of Hurricane Katrina. This year, participants from Tulane University, Dillard University, Loyola University and the University of New Orleans will honor Dr. King's legacy by pitching in across the city to do for others. WWNO's Karl Lengel sat down with LeeAnne Sipe of UNO, one of the Day of Service coordinators to find out more.


Karl Lengel has worked in the lively arts as an actor, announcer, manager, director, administrator and teacher. In broadcast, he has accumulated over two decades of on-air experience and is currently WWNO’s anchor for NPR’s “All Things Considered” and a host for “Louisiana Considered”. He holds a BS in Professional Management from Nova Southeastern University and an MFA in Film and Theatre from the University of New Orleans.

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