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Cowen Institute takes first step in expanding mission, improving lives of New Orleans youth

Cowen Institute takes first step in expanding mission, improving lives of New Orleans youth

Daniel Horowitz, Views Editor

December 19, 2017


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For 10 years, the Cowen Institute has aimed to improve public education in the greater New Orleans area. In November, the organization received an opportunity to expand on its work with the hope it will help New Orleans public school students beyond K-12 education. The Institute's new research initiati...

Nitrogen reduction challenge is creative way of saving Gulf

Madeline Ninno, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


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Tulane will announce the winner of its Nitrogen Reduction Challenge on Dec. 14. This contest is the first Tulane Grand Challenge Prize and represents the university's dedication to playing a larger, positive role in the community of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana. By encouraging innovation throug...

Letter from the Editor: As we reflect on accomplishments, we will keep taking strides

Lily Milwit, Editor-in-Chief

December 6, 2017


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For the first issue of The Hullabaloo's 113th volume last June, I wrote my very first Letter from the Editor introducing you, our readers, to me, our staff and our goals.In that letter, I recapped the Editor-in-Chief platform on which I ran in April, which focused on the idea of transcendence, or pushin...

Republican tax plan harms higher education

Republican tax plan harms higher education

Quinn Burke, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


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In these times of political punditry, the left and the right can never seem to agree on anything, yet the GOP has finally pushed a unifying tax plan. The plan, though, is one that almost all serious economists agree helps the rich and hurts the poor.Aside from effectively giving the wealthy ...

Students must provide to less fortunate this holiday season

Students must provide to less fortunate this holiday season

Nketiah Berko, Views Editor

December 6, 2017


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Merely a week into December, winter is here. Yuletide caroling fills the air, candy canes adorn evergreen trees and holiday motifs are omnipresent. In other words, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. In the midst of this, however, we should not lose sight of the charitable spirit the season d...

Letter to the Editor: Report sexual harassment to protect potential future victims

December 4, 2017


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Views

Dear Editor,When I was a 25-year-old college student back in the 1970s, I was very badly sexually harassed by a female college professor who had a lot of power over me. But that is not what I want this letter to be about. I want to share what I have learned from the experience with all present, past and...

Louisiana court ruling violates constitutional protections of LGBTQ+ Louisianians, Tulane students

Quinn Burke, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017


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At the beginning of the month, The First Circuit Appellate Court in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, upheld the overturning of Governor John Bel Edwards' executive order protecting LGBTQ+ people employed in the state government. The executive order was declared in violation of the Louisiana Constitution...

Universities must work toward complete freedom of gender expression to accommodate students

Universities must work toward complete freedom of gender expression to accommodate students

Dylan Borne, Contributing Writer

November 29, 2017


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Most spectators of the sparring match involving freedom of speech might get caught up in the misconception that the argument is a binary one — conservatives defend all free speech while liberals make a case for limited restrictions on it. In some circumstances, that is an accurate summary. But suc...

Cantrell’s election inspires social change for city

Cantrell’s election inspires social change for city

Madeline Ninno, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017


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When LaToya Cantrell was elected mayor of New Orleans Nov. 18, she became the first woman to hold that position in the city's 300-year history. Cantrell's gender is not the only thing that sets her apart from previous mayors, however. Her grassroots campaign efforts combined with her focus on social ju...

Letter to the Editor: By not banning the box, Tulane perpetuates inequality

November 18, 2017


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This week, Tulane's student government heard a proposal to "Ban the Box" on undergraduate admission applications, a move that would follow Louisiana's new law not to ask applicants if they have been convicted of a crime until after admission — unless it were a sexual assault or stalking. Despite strong...

New NOLA bike share program promises plethora of benefits

New NOLA bike share program promises plethora of benefits

Madeline Ninno, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Local, Views

Mayor Mitch Landrieu's office announced that New Orleans's new bike-share program will start next month, achieving a goal he has been vocal about since 2010. By actively involving the population of New Orleans in the development of this project, planners are creating an opportunity for residents ...

Staff editorial: When it comes to pervasive culture of sexual abuse, students must not stay silent

November 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion of the Hullabaloo Board, Views

It seems that the past several months have been riddled with reports of sexual misconduct, harassment and abuse in spaces ranging from Hollywood film sets to the Alabama Supreme Court. Any lens that views a gendered and sexualized system of power abuse as beginning recently, however, is terribly ahistoric....

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