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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...

Tulane Admits 11% of Applicants for the Class of 2024

Ashley Chen | Production Manager

Gabby Abrams, News Editor

May 15, 2020

The Tulane Hullabaloo is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Tulane University. Consider subscribing today to support our mission. Tulane University admitted 11% of the nearly 44,000 applicants for the Class of 2024. This is the largest applicant pool in the school's history, marki...

Amendment would exempt Tulane, private universities from proposed bill


Cullen Fagan, Senior Staff Reporter

May 7, 2020

On May 6, HB 676,  proposed by Rep. Julie Emerson of the 39th District of Louisiana, was read before the Louisiana State House Education Committee. The bill cleared the House Education Committee, and will proceed to the House floor, but with an amendment that will exempt Tulane from its requirements.  The original ...

Tulane guard Teshaun Hightower arrested, charged in Georgia homicide


Colin Threlkeld, Senior Staff Reporter

April 26, 2020

UPDATE 4/29: Hightower's attorney, Averick Walker, told ESPN that Hightower's brother had shot the gun in self defense, and that his client was not culpable. Hightower's brother, Jeffrey, was also arrested on charges of aggravated assault, felony murder, and possession of a firearm during the commissi...

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

Ashley Chen | Production Manager

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...

Anthony Fauci subscribes to Tulane research newsletter

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Erika Massaro, Contributing Reporter

April 23, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic continues nationwide, hitting New Orleans especially hard, Tulane researchers have made efforts in the fight to develop treatments for the virus. From collecting grants to making cutting-edge developments, Tulane students and staff have documented and shared their prog...

Career Services offers guidance to students entering job market

Ashley Chen | Production Manager

Lauren Lehmann, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2020

  Internships and post-graduation job prospects are uncertain in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, and students are anxious. Many students have received messages notifying applicants that the application process has been paused because of social distancing regulations and market instability. T...

Tulane to become test-optional for class of 2025 applicants


Gabby Abrams, News Editor

April 11, 2020

On April 9, Satyajit Dattagupta, Tulane dean of admission and vice president of enrollment management, announced that applications for admittance into Tulane's Class of 2025 will be test-optional. This decision follows the wave of stress and uncertainty that has befallen current high school juniors as...

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 ...

Student residence halls to be used for medical personnel


Gabby Abrams, News Editor

April 4, 2020

Since the first case of the novel coronavirus was detected in Louisiana on March 9, the number of cases in the state has skyrocketed above 10,000, more than 1,000 patients hospitalized. New Orleans has been the epicenter of the pandemic in the state, leading to an influx of relief workers coming in to aid t...

Tulane to hold virtual ceremony May 16, in-person commencement postponed indefinitely


Amy Nankin, News Editor

April 2, 2020

Tulane President Mike Fitts sent out an email to seniors this morning alerting them of changes to this year's commencement ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A virtual ceremony will take place on the previously schedule commencement date, May 16, called "TUgether – Connecting the Class of 2020" ...