The Tulane Hullabaloo


Housing & Residence Life copes with COVID-19

Life as an RA during COVID-19

Amy Nankin, News Editor

September 14, 2020

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

September 13, 2020

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...

Tulane community mourns tragic death of Kim Boutte

Kim Boutte

Gabby Abrams, News Editor

August 23, 2020

On Aug. 22, Big Queen Kim 'Cutie' Boutte of the Spirit of Fi Yi Yi and Mandingo Mardi Gras Indian Tribe, a beloved member of the Tulane community, was laid to rest. On Aug. 11, Boutte attended a funeral reception in honor of Dellmarcus Kirton, when a gunman shot into the crowd of mourners, striking and...

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...

Anneliese Singh joins Tulane faculty as chief diversity officer

Anneliese Singh joins Tulane faculty as chief diversity officer

Lauren Lehmann, Staff Reporter

August 15, 2020

The Tulane Hullabaloo is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Tulane University. Consider subscribing today to support our mission. Anneliese Singh began her new role at Tulane on July 20 with what she described as a “fast start.” Singh now serves as the university's chief dive...

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...