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TOPS benefits leave disadvantaged behind

Nketiah Berko, Staff Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under Local, Views

A recent analysis by the Louisiana House fiscal office found that an increasing portion of funds allocated to Taylor Opportunity Program for Students is going toward people with higher incomes. TOPS, Louisiana's premier state scholarship, contributes to the tuition of nearly 51,000 students. To qualify,...

Turning Point’s Tulane chapter rightfully approved

Josh Axelrod, Staff Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under Campus, Views

Turning Point USA, a national conservative activist organization, received approval to form a Tulane chapter at the Undergraduate Student Government meeting on Tuesday. Ultimately, this affirmation of free speech was the correct decision while highlighting a drastic need for the university to address...

Academic buildings in need of attention

Daniel Horowitz, Associate Views Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under Views

As some business students look fondly at the construction of the new Goldring/Woldenberg Complex, other Tulane students look at the project and can only wonder if the academic buildings that house their departments will ever receive similar treatment.One of the relatively newer buildings on campus,...

State immigration policies must be readdressed

Madeline Ninno, Staff Writer
April 19, 2017
Filed under Local, Views

As part of his promise to crack down on illegal immigration, President Donald Trump issued an executive and a directive memo that ends former President Barack Obama's Priority Enforcement Program. This program delineated the Department of Homeland Security's priorities when enforcing immigration law...

Anti-marijuana laws inherently racist

Anti-marijuana laws inherently racist

Robin Boch, Associate Views Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Local, Views

The criminalization of black Americans is a substantial problem facing our country today, especially in the context of marijuana. Black people are more likely to be charged than white people for possession of marijuana due to racial stereotyping. This visible racism has significant consequences and...

Current community service requirements do not benefit community, hinder student growth

Nketiah Berko, Contributing Writer
April 13, 2017
Filed under Archives, Campus, Views

Tulane University prides itself on a self-styled "culture of community." From touting a relationship with New Orleans to the pseudo-pretentious Latin motto "non sibi, sed suis," public service is an integral part of the school's identity. The spirit of community service remains elusive for far too...

Students must rethink booking United Airlines

Robin Boch, Associate Views Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under Views

A recent incident, involving United Airlines on Sunday, calls into question which airlines deserve our business for the many Tulane students who regularly rely on airlines to travel. David Dao, a doctor who was determined to stay on a flight he paid for and needed to get to work on time, was forci...

Letter to the Editor: Statistics on Sexual Misconduct Survey

April 13, 2017
Filed under Letter to the Editor, Views

I am writing in response to the "Opinion of the Hullabaloo Board" that ran in the April 7 edition regarding the 2017 Tulane Sexual Misconduct Climate Survey. Our completion rate of 47 percent, while just short of Harvard's nation-leading 53 percent, was so extraordinarily high that the researchers who ...

NOLA tourism revenue should fill budget deficit

Daniel Horowitz, Associate Views Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Views

Louisiana has run an immense budget deficit for several years, which has had detrimental effects on the state. Governor John Bel Edwards proposed a budget plan that could potentially recoup the deficit caused by former Governor Bobby Jindal, but it was met with opposition by Louisiana State Congress...

Unpopular NOLA transit changes underserve local commuters

Kathryne LeBell, Views Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Local, Views

Only 11 percent of adults take public transportation on a daily or weekly basis, according to the Pew Research Center. Public transportation is notoriously bad. This is a major issue in New Orleans, a city where only about 19 percent of residents have access to a car. Access to public transportation is a necessity, as poor transportation worsens inequal...

Senate GOP neglects duty with Court nominations

Josh Axelrod, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
Filed under Views

For 20 gruesome hours, Senate Democrats grilled Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, looking for holes in a near-perfect resume. Any criticisms are essentially meaningless. Gorsuch is a polished, respectable and safe choice. The man himself is not the problem; that problem lies in the how and why of...

Tulane Sexual Misconduct Climate Survey requires widespread student participation

April 6, 2017
Filed under Opinion of the Hullabaloo Board, Views

Tulane conducted a Sexual Misconduct Climate Survey this year, garnering a response from 53 percent of undergraduate and 31 percent of graduate students. These numbers reflect varying community involvement, exposing Tulane's failure to reach all students effectively.The Rape, Abuse and Incest National...

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