The Tulane Hullabaloo

Greek life participation up to 41 percent

Brandi Doyal, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2014


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As of this semester, 41 percent of Tulane undergraduates participate in Greek life. This statistic represents a steady increase in fraternity and sorority participation over the past two years. 35 percent of undergraduates participated in 2012.Greek life participation rates at Tulane's peer institutions are sim...

Tulane announces Wynton Marsalis as 2014 commencement speaker

Tulane announces Wynton Marsalis as 2014 commencement speaker

Thomas O'Brien

March 14, 2014


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 President Scott Cowen announced New Orleans musician Wynton Marsalis as the 2014 commencement speaker in an email to all students on Friday."One thing that has made commencement at Tulane the standard by which other university graduations are judged is the unique New Orleans tradition that flav...

Tulane ranked no. 2 in number of graduate Peace Corps volunteers

Tulane ranked no. 2 in number of graduate Peace Corps volunteers

Brandi Doyal, Staff Reporter

March 13, 2014


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The Peace Corps released its list of the top volunteer-producing colleges and universities on Feb. 11 and Tulane University was one of the highest ranked schools, at No. 2 in the graduate category and No. 13 in the medium-sized undergraduate category.According to a Peace Corps press release, these n...

TUPD moves dispatch center downtown to medical school

Brandi Doyal, Staff Reporter

March 13, 2014


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The Tulane University Police Department plans to complete a partial relocation of its dispatch unit to a shared space with Technology Services on the 14th floor in the Medical School at 1555 Poydras St. TUPD Superintendent Jon Barnwell said he has worked on consolidating TUPD's facilities since he accepted the ...

RecyleMania competition increases student awareness

Brandi Doyal, Staff Reporter

March 13, 2014


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Tulane has designed a website, similar to the website used during the RecycleMania competition, that allows visitors to observe the amount of electricity and carbon dioxide waste in certain buildings.Tulane began testing the website, which it might make permanent depending on the site's success. The pi...

Technology services improves campus wi-fi

Brandi Doyal, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2014


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Tulane Technology Services is in the process of making noticeable changes to campus technology and Internet.Charlie McMahon, vice president for information technology and chief technology officer, said the university began preparing to upgrade the Wi-Fi network in 2005, but never did because of Hurric...

National group requests federal investigation of Tulane Primate Center

Brandi Doyal, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2014


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Stop Animal Exploitation Now, a national animal rights group, requested that the federal government investigate both Tulane University and University of Louisiana at Lafayette's primate centers because of chimpanzee and monkey deaths that have occurred since late 2012.Michael Strecker, Tulane's executive...

Professer Lesley Baker dies at age 69

Brandi Doyal, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2014


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Professor Lesley Ann Thornborrow Baker died unexpectedly in New Orleans at age 69. Baker was a professor in the Tulane University A.B. Freeman School of Business for more than 20 years.Baker was born on Jan. 12, 1945 in Oadby Leicestershire, England. Baker spent her childhood in Brainerd, Minn. and hold...

Students finalists in Big Idea competition

Brandi Doyal, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2014


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Senior business students Tom Stern and Brenan Keller are tackling more than just exams and graduation this year. Their product, Threadix , a machine-washable clothing chip that acts as an event ticket, is a finalist in Idea Village's Big Idea competition.Big Idea is one of the main events of New Orleans ...

Junior adjusts to life with prosthetic leg

Junior adjusts to life with prosthetic leg

Armando Marin, Associate News Editor

February 6, 2014


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As an economics and English double-major, junior Billy Coombs deals with a lot of information in his classes, but he is also learning something most Tulane students do not have to: how to adjust to a prosthetic leg.After being diagnosed with synovial sarcoma last May, Coombs went through chemotherap...

Zimple House to be newest addition to LLC communities

Brandi Doyal, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2014


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Housing and Residence Life has been changing the housing experience during the last few years, starting with the establishment of Wall Residential College in 2003. Weatherhead Residential College, which opened in Fall 2011, and Zimple House, planned for Fall 2014, also follow the residential college m...

Professer in residence spreads love of learning

Professer in residence spreads love of learning

Brandi Doyal, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2014


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Professor W.T. Godbey began teaching by tutoring in high school and college and continued teaching after college. He came to Tulane in 2003. In 2011, Godbey moved in to the Wall Residential College with his family as the second live-in professor in Wall's history.Godbey has worked in professions rangin...

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