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2020 Mardi Gras brings celebration, tragedy

Student perspectives of Mardi Gras celebrations

Gabby Abrams, News Editor

February 26, 2020

The much-anticipated annual Mardi Gras festivities descended on New Orleans this past week in full force, with Tulane students becoming immersed in the culture and celebrations of the city’s centuries-long traditions. The Mardi Gras season begins over a month before Fat Tuesday with various ...

Thursday night Mardi Gras parades postponed due to high winds

Tulane football player dismissed following battery charges

Josh Axelrod, Senior Staff Reporter

February 20, 2020

Due to inclement weather and high winds, Thursday night's lineup of parades has been postponed. Muses will now roll Friday at 4:45 p.m., and Babylon will follow. Chaos will roll on Sunday after Thoth, according to NOLA Ready. The rescheduled parades will only feature floats and not marching bands...

Fitts unveils new bead tree sculpture

President Fitts points to the new

Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Reporter

February 20, 2020

After being struck by lightning a few years ago, a termite infection ultimately led to the removal of Tulane’s beloved “bead tree” last spring. Tuesday, University President Mike Fitts held a ceremonial beading of its permanent replacement, “Bead Three.”  The “Bead Three” sculptures are three 21-foot s...

Tulane prepares for coronavirus outbreak

The Coronavirus talk was held in Caroline Richardson building. Photo by Hallie Olsen.

Campbell Lutz, Senior Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

More than seven weeks after the first cases of the 2019 coronavirus disease were reported in the Chinese province of Wuhan, there continues to be a growing number of confirmed cases in and outside of China. According to USA Today, more than 75,000 people have been infected and more than 2,000 people have died worldwide from the novel coronavirus.    As of Wednesday, 15 people in ...

New real estate major to be offered fall 2020

New real estate major to be introduced in fall 2020. Photo illustration by Hanson Dai.

Emily Rubino, Contributing Writer

February 19, 2020

Tulane University has instituted a real estate major for the upcoming fall semester. This new major will be facilitated through the School of Architecture and directed by Tulane University alumni Casius Pealer and John Huppi. A summer minor in real estate has been offered for the last five years, bu...

Tulane hosts first-ever sex week

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Amy Nankin, News Editor

February 19, 2020

The Well for Health Promotion at Tulane University hosted the first annual sex week, a week full of sex appreciation and educational programming to help students become more comfortable talking about sex. The week kicked off on Monday, Feb. 10, with a sexual empowerment and wellness lecture and continued until Friday with events like “Mindful Masturbation: How Em...

Tulane for Bernie ramps up organizing

Tulane for Bernie members host voter registration drive on McAlister.

February 19, 2020

Coming off popular vote wins in the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary, Senator Bernie Sanders is emerging as the frontrunner in a still-crowded Democratic presidential field. Central to this success has been substantial support from young people, with just over 50% of Democratic voters under 35 saying...

Policing Mardi Gras: TUPD prepares for the city’s biggest party of the year

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Josh Axelrod, Senior Staff Reporter

February 19, 2020

When Mardi Gras’ main weekend commences, Broadway Street erupts. Hoards of people gather around fraternity houses, solo cups in hand, as music roars.  As a result, Tulane University Police position themselves along the street, monitoring students during the days-long party.  In fact, Broadway...

Muslim students observing Ramadan can reschedule finals, provost says

Tulane football player dismissed following battery charges

Josh Axelrod, Senior Staff Reporter

February 13, 2020

Because the Islamic holiday of Ramadan coincides with the spring finals schedule, students observing the holy month can arrange to take their finals at a different time, Robin Forman, senior vice president for Academic Affairs and Provost, announced Thursday in an email to the Tulane student body. ...

College Republicans focuses on growth, activism

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Sophie Brams, Contributing Reporter

February 13, 2020

College Republicans is one of the mainstream party-affiliated organizations on Tulane’s campus. This year, the club’s leadership has decided to focus on two main goals: growth and political activism. Although College Republicans has not hosted or sponsored many events on campus in the past, club pr...

NOLA news in brief

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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...