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The FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine could curb vaccine hesitancy.

FDA approves Pfizer vaccine, hopes to decrease vaccine hesitancy

Ben Glazer, Contributing Reporter September 16, 2021

On Aug. 23 the Food and Drug Administration officially approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for distribution to Americans aged 16 years and older. Prior to the approval, the FDA authorized an emergency...

syringe with covid spikes and vile

COVID-19 booster offers extra protection against variants

Mackenzie Bookamer, News Editor August 25, 2021

On Aug. 19, Tulane University students, faculty and staff received a Campus Health update regarding booster shots for the COVID-19 Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. The acquisition of these booster shots...

Fall testing protocols reflect highly vaccinated campus

Fall testing protocols reflect highly vaccinated campus

Domenic Mesa, News Editor August 25, 2021

Tulane administrators usher students into a fall semester with relaxed COVID-19 restrictions. Students who are unvaccinated are required to comply with COVID-19 testing twice a week. Those who are vaccinated...

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations not confirmed by Tulane

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations not confirmed by Tulane

Domenic Mesa, News Editor April 15, 2021

Many universities have announced they will be mandating COVID-19 vaccinations this upcoming fall as a safety measure for returning students. Cornell University, Duke University and Notre Dame are among...

Ineligible students received vaccine as registration link circulated

Ineligible students received vaccine as registration link circulated

Mike Weilandt, Staff Reporter March 10, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine sign up link leaked Feb. 9 and was still in circulation at least a month later, and a number of non-eligible undergraduate students have successfully received the vaccine by using...

Resident advisors get approved for vaccine

Resident advisors get approved for vaccine

Mike Weilandt, Staff Reporter March 3, 2021

Resident Advisors at Tulane University have now been approved by the state of Louisiana to begin receiving the COVID-19 vaccine from the university, per special request from the university. Since being...

Red Eye Bar and Grill is ordered to close by the City of New Orleans

Bars ordered to close after breaking city guidelines

Domenic Mesa, News Editor February 10, 2021

  This past week, many New Orleans bars were shut down after operating illegally during modified Phase Two restrictions. Phase Two restrictions mandate bars must stop the sale of alcohol after...

COVID-19 vaccine sign up link leaked to ineligible undergraduates

COVID-19 vaccine sign up link leaked to ineligible undergraduates

Cullen Fagan and Haley Soares February 9, 2021

This morning, Feb. 9, a message spread like wildfire through the Tulane undergraduate population, primarily over text and social media indicating that the COVID-19 vaccine would be accessible to them...

UK COVID-19 variant detected in Tulane community

UK COVID-19 variant detected in Tulane community

Domenic Mesa and Hannah Mayer February 4, 2021

Tulane University President Mike Fitts sent out an email to students earlier this afternoon detailing the presence of the U.K. variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 in the Tulane community. “Tulane's...

COVID-19 testing station in Patterson Hall

Students react to new COVID-19 guidelines with recent spike and shift to Phase Two

Jessie Lehman, Contributing Reporter February 3, 2021

Friday, Jan. 29,  New Orleans transitioned to a Modified Phase Two plan. This plan requires mask-wearing in public places and when with anyone outside of your household — indoors or outdoors — other...

Tulane COVID-19 vaccine distribution flowing “smoothly and efficiently”

Tulane COVID-19 vaccine distribution flowing “smoothly and efficiently”

Caroline Latta, Contributing Writer January 28, 2021

  COVID-19 vaccine distribution is underway at Tulane University. Distribution is taking place at the J. Bennett Johnston Building in downtown New Orleans, which is a research facility on...

Student conduct violations, Greek organization suspensions accompany major COVID-19 spike

Student conduct violations, Greek organization suspensions accompany major COVID-19 spike

Domenic Mesa and Hannah Mayer January 28, 2021

During the first week of classes, the university has seen numerous conduct issues, specifically violations of COVID-19 safety precautions. Erica Woodley, dean of students and assistant vice president...

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