The Tulane Hullabaloo

Letter to the Editor: Is Tulane truly committed to public service?

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April 22, 2018

To the Editor of The Tulane Hullabaloo: "Most Engaged in Community Service: Tulane University" reads the 2017 Princeton Review college rankings. Yet, next year's student organization budget, proposed this past week by the Undergraduate Student Government, tells a different story. Released to student...

Letter to the Editor: Students must embrace progressive organizing, hold administration accountable

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Students for Justice in Palestine

April 15, 2018

On Jan. 25, the New Orleans City Council rescinded resolution R-18-5, which encouraged divestment from corporations benefiting from human rights violations. Since then, members of Students for Justice in Palestine have returned to campus with a new perspective on progressive organizing. The resolution...

Letter to the Editor: Remember our real motto

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Collin McCadden

April 11, 2018

In my four years at Tulane, I have witnessed the school grow and change tremendously. I came here knowing the university and New Orleans itself were undergoing a renaissance of sorts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The school has become more academically excellent, more highly regarded and more selective. Tulane...

Letter to the Editor: Tulane must not adopt pro-BDS policies

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Alan Smason

April 7, 2018

Dear Editor: As a Tulane alumnus and the former Features Editor and Executive Editor of The Hullabaloo during the early 1970s, I was appalled that the newspaper chose to run a pro-BDS (boycott, divestment and sanction), anti-Israel opinion piece by freshman Dylan Borne. In making the case for a...

Letter to the Editor: Support for disbanded Progressive Voter Coalition

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March 12, 2018

Dear Editor, We are writing to you as the previous co-chairs of the Progressive Voter Coalition that was disbanded last Thursday. We believe that the Awards and Elections Committee acted unjustly against the PVC, and as a result, progressive voters and progressive students’ voices have been silenced. The AEC ...

Letter to the Editor: Dismantling of PVC silences student voices

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March 10, 2018

Dear Editor, The organizations that compose the Progressive Voter Coalition are often small in size, but never lacking in purpose or ambition. Simply put, the PVC serves the crucial role of providing a unified platform for smaller organizations to come together and exercise collective voice. When...

Letter to the Editor: Write-in candidate for Vice President of Student Organizations

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March 8, 2018

Dear Editor, I am running as in a write in candidate and thus I am not allowed to be endorsed by the Progressive Voter Coalition. I do have permission to use the questions they compiled. Do you support giving more funding to Multicultural Council (MCC) and Gender and Sexualit...

Letter to the Editor: Tulane must completely ‘ban the box’

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March 7, 2018

Dear Editor, In response to the Undergraduate Student Government's resolution to "clearly indicate the disregard of past felony convictions on the Tulane undergraduate application," we, members of the Tulane organization Newcomb Prison Project, are writing to make clear our commitment to the full...

Letter to the Editor: In wake of climate survey results, LGBTQ+ students cannot be ignored

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February 7, 2018

Walking into Kendall Cram last week, I knew the numbers for non-heterosexual* students would be high. I did not know how high. My first question was, why? Now, I have a theory. Many of us have spent our lives fighting for freedom of expression, freedom to love who we love. This freedom can be life-giving,...

Letter to the Editor: Students must reflect on intersectional results of climate survey

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February 7, 2018

Dear Editor, Tulane University came together literally and figuratively to discuss the climate of sexual violence on our campus on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. Anyone who has not been closely following the process of the Climate Survey (from filling it out to impatiently awaiting the results) most likely...

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

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December 4, 2017

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...

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

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November 18, 2017

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...