The Tulane Hullabaloo

Letter from the editor: Reporting to you for the 116th year

Ashley Chen | Views Layout Editor

Haley Soares, Editor-in-Chief

September 3, 2020

This issue of The Tulane Hullabaloo marks our 116th year of operation. We have spent the past few months completely restructuring our operations to function in the age of coronavirus and we are thrilled to be back in the basement of the Lavin-Bernick Center and serving the greater Tulane community as...

OPINION | The Boot reopening: Recipe for disaster

OPINION | The Boot reopening: Recipe for disaster

Lily Lazarus, Views Editor

September 2, 2020

The Boot Bar and Grill remains a hallmark of the Tulane student experience. For returning students, memories of happy hour and the buzzing social ambiance were greatly missed after being sent home last March. For incoming freshmen, The Boot stands as a memorial of newfound independence and the beginning...

Campus testing does not provide a sense of security

The Campus Patient Portal crashes frequently when scheduling a COVID-19 test

Deeya Patel, Views Editor

September 2, 2020

It is apparent that unease has punctuated life at Tulane this semester. Overheard in passing conversations, seen in tweets and read in emails is a widespread panic that the university is making a mistake by reopening campus and proceeding with in-person classes during a pandemic.    The adminis...

Letter to the Editor: Student leaders question Tulane’s hasty reopening

Letter to the Editor: Student leaders question Tulane's hasty reopening

Michael Chen and Elsa Rothenberg

August 22, 2020

This statement is not an official statement of the Undergraduate Student Government August 18, 2020 To the Tulane Administration, faculty, staff, parents, and student body: We, the Vice Presidents of the Tulane University Undergraduate Student Government, disavow the reopening of Tulane Universi...

Letter to the Editor: Students condemn reopening, urge Tulane to go online

Letter to the Editor: Students condemn reopening, urge Tulane to go online

Tulane Student Action

August 19, 2020

Tulane Student Action is an independent, horizontally organized coalition of Tulane undergraduates united by the need for solidarity and action during the times of COVID-19. Their petition for Tulane to go online can be found here.  On July 29, the Georgetown University president issued an announcement to students that classes would begin remotely, reversing the decision to invite students back to its main campus en masse for a hybrid semester. On August 5, University of Southern ...

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


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


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...