The Tulane Hullabaloo

Breaking News: Apple CEO Tim Cook to address Tulane University graduates at 2019 Commencement

Breaking News: Apple CEO Tim Cook to address Tulane University graduates at 2019 Commencement

Nile Pierre, News Editor

February 7, 2019

Today, President Fitts announced that Apple CEO Tim Cook will be the Class of 2019’s keynote commencement speaker on May 18 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome."At Tulane, we are committed to addressing global challenges, giving back to our community and always acting with integrity and wisdom," Fi...

Tulane appoints Elizabeth Brown as new chief of staff

Tulane appoints Elizabeth Brown as new chief of staff

Deeya Patel, Associate News Editor

February 7, 2019

On Oct. 15, 2018, President Mike Fitts announced Elizabeth Brown’s appointment as Tulane’s chief of staff, effective Nov. 26. Brown previously served as vice dean for development and headed the Alumni Relations of University of Pennsylvania’s law school, where Fitts also worked, serving as...

New single-use plastic bag USG initiative seeks to reduce waste on Tulane’s campus

New single-use plastic bag USG initiative seeks to reduce waste on Tulane’s campus

Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Reporter

February 7, 2019

As of Jan. 12, single-use bags at Tulane campus dining and bookstore locations cost an extra 15 cents. The Undergraduate Student Government, in collaboration with the Office of Sustainability and other campus partners, worked to create the initiative as a part of a larger conversation ...

UPDATE: Tulane requires all undergraduates to buy into meal plan

UPDATE: Tulane requires all undergraduates to buy into meal plan

Julia Prager-Hessel and Jared Freifeld

February 7, 2019

UPDATE: 1:30 p.m. SundayTulane University has since released a statement clarifying its potential implementation of new meal plan policies."Tulane is exploring expanding its meal plan to include all undergraduates – from first-year students to seniors," the statement reads. "Currently, there i...

Judge denies local landlord’s motion of dismissing lawsuit based on sexual harassment

Judge denies local landlord’s motion of dismissing lawsuit based on sexual harassment

Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Reporter

February 6, 2019

A federal judge has denied local landlord Jerry Kelly Jr.’s motion to dismiss the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center’s lawsuit. In August, Kelly was accused of discriminating against potential male tenants and sexually  harassing female tenants. The allegations involved ...

NOLA News in Brief

NOLA News in Brief

Sophie Brams, Associate News Editor

January 31, 2019

Students are finally settling back in classes. Temperatures are dropping all around the country. Here are the four major stories going on in New Orleans as January draws to a close. On Jan. 27, the sixth annual King Cake Festival was held in Champions Square. There was a little something for every king...

Newcomb Art Museum confronts mass incarceration with new exhibit

Newcomb Art Museum confronts mass incarceration with new exhibit

Nile Pierre, News Editor

January 30, 2019

 From 2005 to 2018, Louisiana was the prison capital of the world. Still, the state’s incarceration rates are higher than all of the non-U.S. founding NATO countries combined. The Newcomb Art Museum’s “Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women in Louisiana” exhibition works to highlight Louis...

Professor Profile: Scott Nolan’s courses offer intersection of courts, law and sexuality

Professor Profile: Scott Nolan’s courses offer intersection of courts, law and sexuality

Michael Chen, Associate Editor

January 30, 2019

With a 4.9 overall rating on Rate My Professors, Professor Scott Nolan has more than 20 students lined up on the waitlists for each of his classes every semester. A recognizable figure on campus, Nolan is acclaimed among political science majors for his enthusiastic and hilarious lectures which spa...

Breaking News: Tulane chapter of Delta Tau Delta placed on “cease and desist” status

Breaking News: Tulane chapter of Delta Tau Delta placed on “cease and desist” status

Kila Moore, News Editor

January 28, 2019

The Tulane University chapter of Delta Tau Delta is currently under investigation by the Office of Student Conduct following reports of misconduct to the Tulane Division of Student Affairs.According to Executive Director of Public Relations Mike Strecker, information regarding the misconduct has been...

Tulane student to write biography under acclaimed journalist Walter Isaacson

Tulane student to write biography under acclaimed journalist Walter Isaacson

Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Reporter

January 24, 2019

Sophomore Henry Walther was sitting in a meeting with distinguished journalist and acclaimed businessman Walter Isaacson – Professor Isaacson, to Walther – discussing his assignment.“Maybe you could turn it into a 300-page book,” Henry remembers Isaacson saying to him. He laughed in response.On t...

USG passes resolution to submit comment to Department of Education in response to proposed Title IX legislation

USG passes resolution to submit comment to Department of Education in response to proposed Title IX legislation

Kila Moore, News Editor

January 23, 2019

Last November, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos announced a series of proposed regulations under Title IX, the federal law prohibiting sex discrimination within educational institutions. According to Devos, the new provisions will provide “clear policies and fair processes” in cases of sexual misconduct. Campus organizations, such a...

Tulane students celebrate MLK weekend through leadership conference, community outreach

Tulane students celebrate MLK weekend through leadership conference, community outreach

Nile Pierre, News Editor

January 23, 2019

 Last weekend, Tulane’s Black Student Union traveled with 11 members to the Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference (SBSLC) hosted by Texas A&M University.  Founded in 1989, the SBSLC is an annual event where hundreds of students and advisors gather to participate in w...