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Musician Dr. John adopted the name of Dr. John Creaux, a famous 19th-century voodoo priest. — www.experienceneworleans.com
The climate of New Orleans is humid subtropical with short, generally mild winters and hot, humid summers. In January, morning lows average around 43 °F (6 °C), and daily highs around 62 °F (17 °C).
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New Orleans is world famous for it's food and known for specialties like beignets (locally pronounced like "ben-yays"), square-shaped fried pastries that could be called "French doughnuts" (served with café au lait made with a blend of coffee and chicory rather than only coffee); and Po' boy and Italian Muffuletta sandwiches; Gulf oysters on the half-shell, fried oysters, boiled crawfish, and other seafood; étouffée, jambalaya, gumbo, and other Creole dishes; and the Monday favorite of red beans and rice. Another New Orleans specialty is the Praline local /'pr??li?n/, a candy made with brown sugar, granulated sugar, cream, butter, and pecans.
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Colleges and Universities
A large number of institutions of higher education exist within the city:
• Tulane University, a major research university founded in 1834.
• Loyola University New Orleans, a Jesuit university founded in 1912.
• University of New Orleans, a large public research university in the city.
• Xavier University of Louisiana, the only historically black Catholic university in the United States.
• Southern University at New Orleans, a historically black university in the Southern University System.
• Dillard University, a private, historically black liberal arts college founded in 1869.
• Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
• Our Lady of Holy Cross College, a Catholic liberal arts college founded in 1916.
• Notre Dame Seminary
• New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
• Delgado Community College, founded in 1921.
• William Carey College School of Nursing
• Herzing College
• New Orleans Culinary Institute