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Tulane researcher works to develop 15-minute test for Ebola

Tulane researcher works to develop 15-minute test for Ebola

Emma Discher, Senior Staff Reporter

October 22, 2014


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Developing a 15-minute rapid finger prick test for Ebola has been Tulane microbiology and immunology professor Robert Garry's most recent project. The current test takes three days.“We can employ a very simple spring-loaded device that makes a little prick in the finger and easily draw a small drop of blo...

Hullabaloo investigates fake ID use in Louisiana, strict state statutes

Hullabaloo investigates fake ID use in Louisiana, strict state statutes

Amanda Verdi and Danny Fitzpatrick, Associate News Editors

October 22, 2014


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In a city where there is no shortage of alcohol, a quick fix for people younger than 21 looking to drink has historically been purchasing a fake ID.Many students own fake IDs at Tulane, even though the state of Louisiana has among the strictest laws for fraudulent identification usage in the country...

Greek community combats sexual assault with new campaign

Greek community combats sexual assault with new campaign

Armando Marin, Online News Editor

October 22, 2014


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Students have mobilized to bring awareness to the issue of sexual assault through Tulane’s Greek community. The Greek Life Against Sexual Assault campaign aims to advocate for the elimination of sexual assault on campus by encouraging conversation within fraternities and sororities. GLASA is a joi...

Puss moth caterpillars poison students

Robert Marchini, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2014


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Three students have been treated for injured by poisonous caterpillars on campus in the past two weeks, Tulane University Police Department reported.The puss moth caterpillar, also known as the asp caterpillar, is approximately one-inch long and covered in what appears to be fur or hair, actually made of v...

Annual anti-racism workshop celebrates 15-year anniversary

Madeleine Swanstrom, Contributing Reporter

October 22, 2014


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Students Organizing Against Racism hosted its “Undoing Racism” workshop last weekend in the Anna Many Lounge in the Caroline Richardson building. About 40 people were in attendance, including many leaders of social justice organizations on campus.“We like to say that we’re more than an organi...

Man attempts to kidnap 20-year-old woman on Oak Street

Armando Marin, Online News Editor

October 17, 2014


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A man attempted to kidnap a 20-year-old woman at around 3 a.m. Saturday on the 7600 block of Oak Street. New Orleans Police Department is currently investigating the case.According to a NOPD press release, the woman was walking after leaving a bar and noticed an unknown man following her. The man walk...

Google search reveals criminal record of 15 charges, director of teaching certification program fired

Kate Jamison, Print News Editor

October 15, 2014


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Tulane terminated the contract of Donna Johnson, the director of the teaching certification program, on Oct. 1 following an investigation that found Johnson was indicted on 15 different charges of aggravated theft and tampering with financial records, among other charges.She was indicted in 2007 after a state...

Cowen continues to receive compensation during two-year sabbatical

Franny Hocking, Associate News Editor

October 15, 2014


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Former Tulane University President Scott Cowen is currently on sabbatical, which began formally in July 2014 and extends through the 2016 academic year. Though he is on leave, Cowen continues to play an active role in the local community and receive compensation.“I remain actively engaged at Tulane, i...

NOLA DNA: A Genetic Makeup of Crescent City

NOLA DNA: A Genetic Makeup of Crescent City

Alexis Topel, Contributing Reporter

October 15, 2014


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Tucked away in a warehouse near the French Quarter lies 50 years of New Orleans heritage and history rolled up among thousands of plastic tubes.Last year, Tulane School of Architecture Masters student Joseph Makkos acquired an extensive collection of New Orleans newspapers with publication dates ran...

Hullabaloo investigates how on-campus $15 minimum wage would affect student workers

Amanda Verdi, Associate News Editor

October 15, 2014


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Raising the minimum wage has been a hot topic throughout the country this year. President Barack Obama called on Congress to raise the national minimum wage to $10.10 per hour in his State Of The Union Address. States and cities around the country have raised their minimum wages in response to incre...

Tulane Scholars Program seeks freshman applicants

Selby White, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2014


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Tulane Scholars is a startup branch of the Honors Program beginning this fall and offers faculty mentoring, priority for research funding and specialized classes for freshmen.While the eligibility requirements for the program are relaxed — one must simply be a full-time incoming student — the expect...

Man armed with knife attacks Tulane affiliate

Armando Marin, Online News Editor

October 11, 2014


Filed under Crime, News, Online Features

A man armed with a knife attacked a Tulane affiliate at about 4:20 a.m. Saturday on Oak Street near the corner of Pine Street, according to a Tulane University Police Department crime alert sent at 9:10 a.m. According to the crime alert, the victim was returning to campus when a unknown man confronted the victim. The victim was able...

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