The Tulane Hullabaloo

 

RecyleMania competition increases student awareness

Brandi Doyal, Staff Reporter

March 13, 2014

Tulane has designed a website, similar to the website used during the RecycleMania competition, that allows visitors to observe the amount of electricity and carbon dioxide waste in certain buildings.Tulane began testing the website, which it might make permanent depending on the site's success. The pi...

Technology services improves campus wi-fi

Brandi Doyal, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2014

Tulane Technology Services is in the process of making noticeable changes to campus technology and Internet.Charlie McMahon, vice president for information technology and chief technology officer, said the university began preparing to upgrade the Wi-Fi network in 2005, but never did because of Hurric...

National group requests federal investigation of Tulane Primate Center

Brandi Doyal, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2014

Stop Animal Exploitation Now, a national animal rights group, requested that the federal government investigate both Tulane University and University of Louisiana at Lafayette's primate centers because of chimpanzee and monkey deaths that have occurred since late 2012.Michael Strecker, Tulane's executive...

Professer Lesley Baker dies at age 69

Brandi Doyal, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2014

Professor Lesley Ann Thornborrow Baker died unexpectedly in New Orleans at age 69. Baker was a professor in the Tulane University A.B. Freeman School of Business for more than 20 years.Baker was born on Jan. 12, 1945 in Oadby Leicestershire, England. Baker spent her childhood in Brainerd, Minn. and hold...

Students finalists in Big Idea competition

Brandi Doyal, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2014

Senior business students Tom Stern and Brenan Keller are tackling more than just exams and graduation this year. Their product, Threadix , a machine-washable clothing chip that acts as an event ticket, is a finalist in Idea Village's Big Idea competition.Big Idea is one of the main events of New Orleans ...

Junior adjusts to life with prosthetic leg

Pictured above are junior Billy Coombs and his girlfriend, junior Katie Seibert. Coombs and Seibert celebrated their two-year anniversary Tuesday. 

Armando Marin, Associate News Editor

February 6, 2014

As an economics and English double-major, junior Billy Coombs deals with a lot of information in his classes, but he is also learning something most Tulane students do not have to: how to adjust to a prosthetic leg.After being diagnosed with synovial sarcoma last May, Coombs went through chemotherap...

Zimple House to be newest addition to LLC communities

Brandi Doyal, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2014

Housing and Residence Life has been changing the housing experience during the last few years, starting with the establishment of Wall Residential College in 2003. Weatherhead Residential College, which opened in Fall 2011, and Zimple House, planned for Fall 2014, also follow the residential college m...

Professer in residence spreads love of learning

 

Brandi Doyal, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2014

Professor W.T. Godbey began teaching by tutoring in high school and college and continued teaching after college. He came to Tulane in 2003. In 2011, Godbey moved in to the Wall Residential College with his family as the second live-in professor in Wall's history.Godbey has worked in professions rangin...

USG works to revise undergraduate school constitutions

 

Brandi Doyal, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2013

Throughout this semester, Undergraduate Student Government senators have passed four amendments to the USG constitution, one of which shifted the representation style from an at-large senatorial system to a school-based system. The current at-large system holds annual elections in which the entire student bo...

TUSTEP brings service-dogs to campus

Brandi Doyal, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2013

The Tulane Service-Dog Training and Education Program, founded last spring by sophomore Adam Kline, has begun training service dogs on campus. TUSTEP works with Canine Companions for Independence, a national organization, to train service dogs that will one day help people with physical and mental disabilities...

TEDTalks event showcases student innovation

Brandi Doyal, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2013

Nine student and professional speakers spoke at TEDxTU on Tuesday in a lecture series that focused on the theme of unlearning; speakers told their own stories to deconstruct widely held stereotypes and assumptions. Three TEDTalk videos were also shown to promote the idea of unlearning.TEDTalks is a glob...

Professers contribute to launch of online health center

Brandi Doyal, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2013

The Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the Louisiana Public Heath Institute are teaming up to create the Health Systems Analytics Research Center, an online center that will use statistics to better the practices and policies of the health care industry in New Orleans and Louis...