The Tulane Hullabaloo

Letter to the Editor: Tulane students call for solidarity with local organizers

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Uptown for Black Liberation

June 4, 2020

Calling all Tulane students that are still living in New Orleans, The United States of America is currently immersed in protest. On social media, those that we follow, from celebrities, to corporations, family members and peers, are making efforts to publicly support the Black Lives Matter cause....

Letter to the Editor: USG responds to nationwide racial violence

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Adolfo García, Reagan McKinney, and Deja Wells

May 31, 2020

Tulanians, We hope this finds you safe and well. Undergraduate Student Government is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of each and every one of our students during this precarious time. We’d like to address the string of current events that have impacted our community these last few...

Optional pass/fail grading scheme does not level playing field

Cecilia Hammond | Senior Staff Artist

Deeya Patel and Cullen Fagan

April 29, 2020

After the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic on March 11, universities including Harvard, Columbia and Stanford have opted for universal pass/fail grading for their undergraduate students. Some schools, including Tulane, have modified their grading systems to make a pass/fail grading scheme optional for students for their respective courses, me...

Letter from the Editor: Closing the door on an unprecedented year

Ashley Chen | Views Layout Editor

Sanjali De Silva, Editor-in-Chief

April 22, 2020

When I started this job last June, I never imagined the triumphs and challenges I would face. This year has been the most difficult and most rewarding one of my life — and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.  As I reflect on the past year, I must begin by expressing extreme gratitude for my staff. Every single ...

Hull Poll: Here’s what our seniors think graduation should look like

Staff Photographer

April 15, 2020

It used to go like this: The sun will rise in the east, and come May, seniors will walk across the stage after months of anticipation and receive their diploma. Your instagram feed will be filled with sorority girls chugging André while blocking a street car. You’ll receive a stole from an organiz...

Letter to the Editor: The Hullabaloo’s sexual violence op-ed mischaracterizes efforts

Ashley Chen | Views Layout Editor

April 2, 2020

As members of the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Committee of the Undergraduate Student Government, we are concerned by the gross mischaracterization of current sexual violence prevention efforts at Tulane in a recent article published by The Hullabaloo. While we acknowledge shortcomings in current efforts such as the lack of intersectional approaches to add...

Tulane needs to step up for graduate workers

Courtesy of Solidarity Tulane

Solidarity Tulane

April 2, 2020

Solidarity Tulane is a group of graduate students working to improve conditions on campus for graduate workers. For the past two years, Solidarity Tulane has been waging a campaign for fully funded health insurance for graduate workers. The COVID-19 pandemic heightens the urgency of these demands a...

Could the coronavirus pandemic offer an opportunity to improve the American welfare system?

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Matthew Wu, Contributing Writer

April 1, 2020

Matthew Wu is a senior majoring in Political Science and minoring in Economics. He is currently conducting research on America's social welfare system. Last week, President Trump signed a $2 trillion stimulus bill intended to blunt the economic effects of COVID-19. The bill was needed not just because...

As an immunosuppressed student, my peers let me down

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Zach Brenner, Contributing Writer

April 1, 2020

Zach Brenner is a senior majoring in political economy and double-minoring in philosophy and religious studies. In the critical few days following Tulane’s closure in March, it was clear that the coronavirus’ spread in New Orleans posed a serious threat to the vulnerable members of the community. Instea...

Shortcomings of Tulane Health Center billing

Shortcomings of Tulane Health Center billing

Justin Walton, Contributing Writer

March 26, 2020

All Tulane University students are required to have some form of health insurance. If a student’s external health insurance provider doesn’t meet “university standards,” they can enroll in the Tulane-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan, otherwise known as T-SHIP.  In theory, this mandate of...

Why the young college vote matters in 2020

Ashley Chen | Production Manager

Julia Prager-Hessel, Contributing Writer

March 24, 2020

Young people across the country have become increasingly politically active over the last two presidencies, with explosive reactions first to a young liberal making promises of ‘hope’ and ‘change’ and then a conservative billionaire speaking to unprecedented anger and disillusionment.   M...

An unceremonious goodbye

Ashley Chen | Production Manager

Justin Wisnicki, Contributing Writer

March 17, 2020

The past few days have given many of us time for reflection. Sitting in my apartment, I thought about my experience since beginning college. I’ve never had a hard time getting started, whether it be on a class assignment, business idea or whatever crazy thing I am focused on at a particular time. I am t...