The Tulane Hullabaloo

Optional pass/fail grading scheme does not level playing field

Cecilia Hammond | Senior Staff Artist

Deeya Patel and Cullen Fagan

April 29, 2020

After the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic on March 11, universities including Harvard, Columbia and Stanford have opted for universal pass/fail grading for their undergraduate students. Some schools, including Tulane, have modified their grading systems to make a pass/fail grading scheme optional for students for their respective courses, me...

Tulane students organize fundraising efforts to support New Orleans community

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Hannah Mayer, Contributing Reporter

April 23, 2020

“We thought that in the same way this virus has spread across our population, we could spread some good by having a viral spread of something positive, such as fundraising,” Tulane senior Ross Berlin said. Berlin and fellow seniors Matthew Wu and Max Steitz, along with history professor Walter I...

Code of Conduct violations persist during online learning

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Charlotte Block, Staff Writer

April 23, 2020

Tulane has been conducting class virtually through the online platform Zoom since March 23. Due to coronavirus-related social distancing guidelines, the video conferencing company has become overwhelmingly popular, with its iOS app becoming the No. 1 free download in the app store. The platform allows...

Dean announces changes to course registration due to uncertainty of fall semester


Amy Nankin, News Editor

April 9, 2020

Newcomb-Tulane College Dean Lee Skinner announced there will be changes to the course registration policy to manage the high volume of students who will be registering for classes this fall. Students will be allowed to register for a maximum of 16 credit hours during priority registration and can add up to ...