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<p>The new chapel at Xavier University in New Orleans, on Monday. Since Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans in August 2005, the public University of New Orleans and Southern University at New Orleans have struggled to rebound, the private, Catholic institution has made a dramatic turnaround, increasing its enrollment and expanding its campus in the years since the storm. </p>

The new chapel at Xavier University in New Orleans, on Monday. Since Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans in August 2005, the public University of New Orleans and Southern University at New Orleans have struggled to rebound, the private, Catholic institution has made a dramatic turnaround, increasing its enrollment and expanding its campus in the years since the storm.

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Xavier rebounds after devastation of Katrina

Eight years ago, Xavier University took a heavy blow from Hurricane Katrina and its floodwaters. But while the public University of New Orleans and Southern University at New Orleans have struggled to rebound, this private, Catholic institution has made a dramatic turnaround, increasing its enrollment and expanding its campus since the storm.