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Tulane contact traced students quarantine at the Hyatt

Tulane contact traced students quarantine at the Hyatt

Amy Nankin, News Editor

2 days ago

Starting Aug. 26, Tulane began to send students who have been in close contact with others who tested positive for COVID-19 to quarantine at the Hyatt Regency, instead of Paterson Residence Hall. This decision came about after the university received backlash over having Paterson serve as the only q...

University area residents advocate to ‘Stop Doubles to Dorms’

Ashley Chen | Art Director

Gabby Abrams, News Editor

2 days ago

Since this summer, long-term residents of the university area have placed red and white yard signs reading “STOP DOUBLES TO DORMS” on their lawns. This phrase, shortened to D2D, refers to the growing trend of converting single family homes into what the organization refers to as “fancy mini-dorm...

Louisiana house bill protects Tulane against student lawsuits

Louisiana house bill protects Tulane against student lawsuits

Lauryn Aviles, Contributing Reporter

2 days ago

This summer, Louisiana State Rep. Buddy Mincey Jr. sponsored a new bill, Louisiana HB-59, that would provide limitations of liability for public and private school districts and postsecondary institutions during a declared state of emergency or a public health emergency. In other words, schools in Loui...

Tulane dances differently during COVID-19

Tulane dances differently during COVID-19

Mercedes Ohlen, Contributing Reporter

2 days ago

Tulane set up 13 outdoor classrooms spanning across the campus quadrangles to provide safe and socially distant means for professors to host in-person classes. The outdoor tents have chairs set up six feet apart, but for some subjects that do not involve sitting down, like dance classes, the adjustm...

Housing & Residence Life copes with COVID-19

Life as an RA during COVID-19

Amy Nankin, News Editor

5 days ago

Monroe Residence Hall stands 12 stories high as the tallest building in all of Uptown New Orleans. Jam-packed with roughly 600 eager first-year students who flew in from all around the world, the dorm is typically an epicenter of activity, but it looks very different this year. With mask mandates, s...

Tulane professors participate in Scholar Strike

Tulane professors participate in Scholar Strike

Gabby Abrams, News Editor

5 days ago

Various Tulane professors, including Matt Sakakeeny and Mohan Ambikaipaker, participated in the nationwide Scholar Strike on Tuesday.  The strike was organized over social media, via posts by Anthea Butler, a professor of religious studies and Africana studies at University of Pennsylvania, and Kevin Gannon, a history professor at Gran...

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 community service 15 years after Katrina

Tulane's Uptown campus post-Hurricane Katrina.

Hannah Mayer, Contributing Reporter

September 9, 2020

This past week, Tulane and the New Orleans community remembered Hurricane Katrina on its 15th anniversary. New Orleanians remembered the devastation the hurricane caused, and the long term impacts that can still be seen today. Due in part to efforts after Katrina, the university now requires all students t...

Students call to abolish TUPD

Josh Jessiman | Photography Editor

Domenic Mesa, Contributing Writer

September 3, 2020

Tulane and Loyola University students organized at 6400 Freret St., where McAlister Drive meets Percival Stern Hall to march in protest of the Tulane University Police Department on Aug. 31. The march followed a number of allegations against TUPD and was part of a larger conversation against poli...

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 works to fix outdoor classrooms

The interior of one of Tulane's 13 temporary classrooms.

Emily Rubino, Contributing Writer

September 2, 2020

In preparation for the fall 2020 semester, Tulane instituted a number of new guidelines in order to provide a safe, socially distant campus for students returning in the midst of COVID-19. One of these guidelines was the creation of outdoor classrooms. Complete with air conditioning and chairs spaced 6ft apart, 13 different outdoor classrooms covering all of the quadr...

Navigating dating world during COVID-19 pandemic

Navigating dating world during COVID-19 pandemic

Lauryn Aviles, Contributing Reporter

September 2, 2020

Singledom and dating already presented a whole host of problems before the outbreak of COVID-19.  From first-date jitters, to getting ghosted after a weeks-long fling, to much-to-be-desired hookups, dating can be reduced to one word: complicated. With COVID-19 mandates and regulations varying across state lines, the dating scene, along with every other sector of our lives, has completely transform...