The Tulane Hullabaloo

Hidden annual $15 million deficit raises questions about Tulane’s financial decision-making

The Hullabaloo Editorial Board

February 11, 2015


Filed under Opinion of the Hullabaloo Board, Views

The fact that the Tulane community, much less the Tulane University Senate itself, had little-to-no knowledge of Tulane's ongoing annual operational deficit of $15 million prior to January is outrageous.Fitts first released news of the budget deficit Jan. 13 in a message on Tulane's website when the univ...

Carnival season carries rich religious history

Brendan Lyman, Views Editor

February 10, 2015


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The following is an opinion piece, and does not reflect the views of the Tulane Hullabaloo.By now, everyone in the city of New Orleans is aware that Carnival Season is well underway, and Mardi Gras is almost here. Despite the knowledge that the season is here, the knowledge of the mostly Catholic origi...

TUPD’s increased jurisdiction raises concerns among students of color

Elias Garcia, Contributing Writer

February 9, 2015


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The following is an opinion article, and does not reflect the views of The Tulane Hullabaloo.The Tulane University Police Department and the New Orleans Police Department formalized a previously oral agreement between the two police forces codifying an increased jurisdiction for TUPD officers. The a...

Terminating NOLAbucks contract with restaurant is justified

The Hullabaloo Editorial Board

February 4, 2015


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Blackboard Inc.'s decision, supported by Tulane University Dining Services, to terminate the NOLAbucks contract with Crepes a la Cart was the correct decision. Crepes a la Cart violated its contract with NOLAbucks processor BbOne by charging a service fee and mandatory gratuity. BbOne made clear its po...

Women bear brunt of domestic violence

Cara Zajac, Contributing Writer

February 4, 2015


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The following is an opinion piece, and does not reflect the views of the Tulane Hullabaloo.The murder of second-year law student Sara LaMont, who was killed by her boyfriend, has hit our community incredibly hard. The large number of student deaths this year has created needed mental health conversati...

Continuing cuts to Louisiana’s public universities are unsustainable

Brendan Lyman, Views Editor

February 4, 2015


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The following is an opinion article, and does not reflect the views of The Tulane Hullabaloo.When oil prices began to free fall earlier this year, most people with a car rejoiced. Now, however, as the price of oil has fallen below $50 a barrel, Louisiana is beginning to face the harsh reality of cheap...

Tulane should advertise gender-neutral housing options

Kevin Young, Staff Writer

February 4, 2015


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The following is an opinion article and opinion articles do not reflect the views of The Tulane Hullabaloo.Tulane University has a five-star rating with Campus Pride for its pro-LGBT policies and environment, and is nestled within one of the world's gayest cities. Like other elite universities, but ...

Closing cemetery to tourists will damage industry

Hannah Orr, Staff Writer

February 3, 2015


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The following is an opinion article and opinion articles do not reflect the views of The Tulane Hullabaloo.St. Louis No. 1 cemetery, one of the oldest cemeteries in New Orleans, may be closed to visiting tourists who are not part of a tour group beginning March 1. This decision may bring negative re...

Abortion clinic regulations unjustly obstruct healthcare access

Amy Schully, Staff Writer

February 3, 2015


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The following is an opinion piece, and does not reflect the views of the Tulane Hullabaloo.The Department of Health and Hospitals’ proposed Abortion Facilities Licensing Standards, which is a 23-page rewrite of regulations for abortion clinics in Louisiana, is a targeted attack on abortion providers. The...

Fitts’ fundraising campaign will benefit students, align endowment with peers’

Emily Carmichael, Staff Writer

January 28, 2015


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The following is an opinion piece, and does not reflect the views of the Tulane HullabalooThe Capital Campaign, President Michael Fitts' billion dollar fundraising campaign that will be announced sometime in the coming months, will be a positive force for Tulane community, especially students.The mon...

Psych Gumbo: Poor understanding of borderline personality disorder causes stigma

Holly Peak, Staff Columnist

January 28, 2015


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The following is an opinion article, and does not reflect the views of The Tulane HullabalooThe diagnosis of “borderline personality disorder” unfortunately carries with it much stigma. A “personality disorder” may carry negative connotations and the term “borderline” can conjure an image o...

Sorority hosted house parties could aid in sexual assault prevention

Amy Schuly, Contributing Writer

January 28, 2015


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The following is an opinion article, and does not reflect the views of The Tulane HullabalooEditor's note: The author is a member of a Greek organization at TulaneMultiple studies have shown that fraternity men are more likely than non-Greek men to sexually assault women at colleges and universities. T...

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