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Charlotte Block, Associate Editor

February 13, 2020

From a new multi-million dollar arcade to a New Orleans Pelicans win, here are summaries of local stories from around the New Orleans area.  Nuns offer convent as wetlands to fight flooding  A community of nuns recently donated their convent in New Orleans to create Mirabeau Water Garden wetlands, which will improve the city's flood prevention system. The convent, which belongs to...

Tulane, Xavier students read poem honoring Black History Month

Gabby Abrams | Senior Staff Reporter

Gabby Abrams, News Editor

February 13, 2020

On Feb. 7 a circle of 40 Tulane University and Xavier University students and professors recited this poem in its original Portuguese form as well as in English translation. It was the third annual recitation of “Navio Negreiro” during Black History month on Tulane’s campus.  “Yesterday full liber...

Spring Scholars encouraged to go abroad, cannot attend Loyola

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Amy Nankin, News Editor

February 12, 2020

The Tulane admission team created the Spring Scholars program in the spring of 2018 in response to the increased interest of qualified students in attending Tulane University. The program gives students the option to attend a Tulane-run study abroad program in Paris or Rome, or find an internship or...

Students for Warren gears up for 2020 Election

Ashley Chen | Production Manager

Charlotte Block, Associate Editor

February 6, 2020

With the 2020 primary elections underway, some students have begun advocating for their presidential candidate of choice, Elizabeth Warren. In an effort to influence student voters and spread awareness for Warren's campaign, some of these students have created a Facebook group and intend to become an ac...

NOLA News in Brief

local news

Lauren Duncan, Senior Staff Reporter

February 6, 2020

Here are a few recent, local news stories that should be on your radar.    NOPD officers shoot gun-wielding man in French Quarter Four New Orleans Police Department officers shot and injured Austin Bentel, 21, after he pointed a handgun at three civilians and the responding officers near...

Professor Lee Gary, part of Ebola response team, weighs in on coronavirus

A Tulane University staff photo of Professor Lee Gary.

Lauren Lehmann, Contributing Reporter

February 6, 2020

Lee Gary, adjunct assistant professor for international development studies at Tulane, has extensive experience managing disasters in extreme environments. His most in-depth study dealt with overseeing sanitary operations and Ebola treatment clinics to address the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone. Now, Gary...

DA drops Boot sexual battery charges against Loyola student


Josh Axelrod, Senior Staff Reporter

February 5, 2020

Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro has decided to drop charges against a Loyola University exchange student who was arrested in September for a sexual battery at The Boot Bar and Grill. After reviewing video from inside The Boot, the DA determined that the footage conflicted with what...

Noisy Bruff Commons demolition to bring new residence halls, dining options


Amy Nankin and Carrigan English, News Editors

January 29, 2020

Bruff Commons, Tulane’s retired dining hall and former home of mail services, has been closed off to the public and is slated to be demolished and replaced by new residence halls by Fall 2022.  A series of large projects across campus began following the “Only the Audacious” campaign in 2017, ...

Student Org Spotlight: Phi Sigma Pi promotes inclusivity, offers academic focus

Phi Sigma Pi is a gender-inclusive honor fraternity that focuses on scholarship, leadership and fellowship.

Charlotte Block, News Associate

January 29, 2020

Phi Sigma Pi, founded on the core values of scholarship, leadership and fellowship, is a nationally recognized honor fraternity dedicated to lifelong friendships through community service. Gender-inclusive and open to students of all majors, Phi Sigma Pi’s chapter at Tulane was established in 1997 and...

New this Spring: Dean Skinner to hold office hours

Dean Skinner is now holding weekly office hours on Fridays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in 113 Cudd Hall.

Mia Edelson, Contributing Reporter

January 29, 2020

Office hours are not just for desperate moments leading up to an exam when students seek answers to last minute questions. At the beginning of each semester, many professors encourage students to stop by their offices even if just to get to know them and their academic interests. Now, newly appointed...

Tulane Law School hosts Supreme Court hearing on life sentence for 0.04 oz marijuana distribution

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Amy Nankin, News Editor

January 29, 2020

The first oral hearing of the case of the State of Louisiana versus Derek Harris was held at Tulane University Law School Monday. Attorney Cormac Boyle and District Attorney Dale Lee presented oral statements arguing Harris’ case in front of the Louisiana supreme court justices, law students...

NOPD arrests suspect in Uptown shooting


Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Reporter

January 29, 2020

New Orleans Police Department has arrested a 21-year-old man believed to be responsible for the death of 20-year-old University of Louisiana at Lafayette student Lee Long Jr. Alec Billiot was booked Tuesday on one count of second-degree murder and five counts of attempted second-degree murder, ac...