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Tulane relaxes residence hall guest policy

Weatherhead Hall

Gabby Abrams, News Editor

October 21, 2020

In an email to Tulane students living on campus Oct. 20, Housing and Residence Life (HRL) detailed a new policy for residence hall guests. On-campus students are now each allowed to have one guest who resides in any dorm. Prior to this policy change, students from different dorms were not allowed to be in...

New Orleans eases COVID-19 restrictions, Tulane remains cautious

Courtesy of ready.nola.gov

Amy Nankin, News Editor

October 15, 2020

New Orleans entered Phase Three of its comprehensive COVID-19 plan established by Mayor LaToya Cantrell Oct. 3. Phase Three has three parts: Phase 3.1 began Oct. 3, Phase 3.2 is expected to begin Oct. 16 and Phase 3.3 is expected by Oct. 31. With easing restrictions outside of Tulane University’s campus...

CPS offers remote, distanced service learning

Daisy Rymer | Production Manager

Olivia Clayton, Contributing Writer

September 22, 2020

Due to COVID-19 and social distancing restrictions, service learning classes have taken on a new look this semester. Normally off-campus and within the community, many classes must now do their work from afar.   In the past, service learning classes have been an integral part of Tulane’s “learning by doing” app...

Contact tracing through a pandemic

Contact tracing through a pandemic

Jessie Lehman, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2020

As Tulane University enters its fourth week of classes, more and more students are transitioning in and out of quarantine. Tulane’s contact tracing team identifies close contacts of those who test positive for COVID-19.  According to Alicia Czachowski, a member of the contact tracing team, Tulane...

Tulane ramps up COVID-19 testing as positivity rate rises

Students wear masks for in-person class as the board projects the tech-enhanced Zoom class with distance-learning students.

Gabby Abrams, News Editor

September 3, 2020

Tulane Campus Health reports a COVID-19 positivity rate of 2.9 percent following the first week of the Fall 2020 semester. 2,470 students, faculty, and staff were tested and with 73 positive cases identified. These results are detailed in the Aug. 28th COVID-19 update email to the Tulane community. Tul...

Tulane faculty not comfortable with reopening, left feeling “devalued, overlooked”

Students walk past Lindy Boggs Center for Energy and Biotechnology. Boggs houses some of Tulane's science and engineering departments, which have some of the largest gender disparities in their professorship.

Domenic Mesa, Contributing Writer

August 18, 2020

The Tulane Hullabaloo is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Tulane University. Consider subscribing today to support our mission. With the August 19 start date fast approaching, many faculty members have expressed their concerns over the reopening plan presented by the Tulane ad...

Tulane community responds to reopening plan: “It’s going to be a sh-t show”

temp classrooms

Haley Soares and Harrison Thorn

August 7, 2020

The Tulane Hullabaloo is a nonprofit and self-funded newsroom. Consider subscribing today to support our mission. On August 19, Tulane University will resume predominantly in-person classroom instruction and the city will be inundated with thousands of students. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, ma...

Student Affairs releases regulations for meetings, events

Student Affairs releases regulations for meetings, events

Harrison Thorn, Senior staff writer

July 24, 2020

The Tulane Hullabaloo is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Tulane University. Consider subscribing today to support our mission. Liz Schafer, director of fraternity and sorority programs, and Greg Feiling, associate director for programming at the Lavin-Bernick Center for Univer...

July 13 News Update

One of Tulane's temporary classrooms under construction near Monroe Hall.

Gabby Abrams, News Editor

July 13, 2020

Due to the frequency of updates related to the COVID-19 pandemic and Tulane's reopening plans, The Hullabaloo is creating a separate page on our website for these updates. Tulane files amicus brief in support of Harvard, MIT lawsuit against ICE  JULY 14 UPDATE: The Trump administration rescinde...

Fitts reassures international students of future at Tulane

Fitts reassures international students of future at Tulane

Gabby Abrams, News Editor

July 9, 2020

The Tulane Hullabaloo is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Tulane University. Consider subscribing today to support our mission. Uncertainty, anxiety and stress are common threads underscoring the experiences of over 1 million international college students, including Tulane University...

Tulane to begin fall semester Aug. 19th, eliminating fall break and increasing social distancing practices

Tulane football player dismissed following battery charges

Gabby Abrams, News Editor

May 30, 2020

Tulane University students will be welcomed back to campus on Wednesday, Aug. 19, five days earlier than originally scheduled, and the semester will continue in person until Tuesday, Nov. 24, President Mike Fitts announced in today's letter to the Tulane community. This announcement follows Fitts'...

Tulane holds virtual ceremony to honor Class of 2020

Ashley Chen | Production Manager

Amy Nankin, News Editor

May 17, 2020

Saturday afternoon, Tulane University held an online ceremony to honor the graduating Class of 2020, titled "TUgether: Connecting the Class of 2020."  The ceremony began with a slideshow of pictures members of the class of 2020 submitted that showcase fond memories of their time at Tulane and a musi...