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Staff editorial: Students must embrace diversity, condemn intolerance

November 1, 2017

Many students awoke yesterday morning to find "It's okay to be white" signs taped onto on-campus buildings. With other campuses across the nation experiencing similar occurrences, the aim of the fliers was clearly to incite outrage and provoke a response. Though any response risks energizing these ...

Staff editorial: Tulane must take action to combat coastal erosion

October 25, 2017

New Orleans is a sinking city. The phrase is echoed so often it almost begins to lose meaning. Its meaning, however, should not be forgotten. New Orleans is currently estimated to be subsiding underwater at a rate of nine to 12 mm per year, far higher than previous estimates of one to six mm. While ...

Staff Editorial: Health Center must be transparent with details of new GYT program

October 18, 2017

Next month, the Health Center for Student Care will be piloting a new program to replace the Get Yourself Tested initiative, which had previously provided students with free and comprehensive testing for sexually transmitted diseases and infections. While the Health Center taking significant strides to i...

Staff Editorial: Administration must include student voices in sexual assault prevention efforts

October 5, 2017

One in five women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. In a recent email to the student body, Tania Tetlow, Tulane chief of staff and senior vice president, wrote in regard to sexual assault prevention, "Our work will be successful only...

Staff editorial: Administration must act to help undocumented students at Tulane

September 21, 2017

In a preemptive effort to prepare for the possibility of President Donald Trump eliminating Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Tulane's Undergraduate Student Government passed a resolution on December 7, 2016, calling for the university administration to designate itself a "sanctuary campus" to protect undocumented students. ...

Staff editorial: Administration must demonstrate religious inclusivity

September 14, 2017

The events of September 11, 2001, inflicted trauma on families and communities across the world. For the country as a whole, the day also marked a turning point for religious tolerance. This week, as we commemorate that day and remember the lives lost, it is critical that we consider the ways September ...

Staff Editorial: Tulane students must engage in New Orleans politics

August 31, 2017

Despite hailing from cities across the globe, college students in New Orleans have a unique opportunity to influence local politics, regardless of where they are from or where they are registered to vote. With this opportunity also comes a certain level of responsibility. Being an informed voter is cruc...

Tulane Sexual Misconduct Climate Survey requires widespread student participation

April 6, 2017

Tulane conducted a Sexual Misconduct Climate Survey this year, garnering a response from 53 percent of undergraduate and 31 percent of graduate students. These numbers reflect varying community involvement, exposing Tulane's failure to reach all students effectively. The Rape, Abuse and Incest National...

Students must rent houses responsibly

March 22, 2017

Tulane students planning to live off-campus should know that the city of New Orleans is working to pass a new series of rental regulations to protect against abusive landlords and unacceptable living conditions. The city will hopefully do its party to help renters, but students must do their parts...

Tulane must actively address racist history

March 16, 2017

There is little doubt that slavery was integral to the founding of Tulane. The Medical College of Louisiana, which would later become Tulane University, was founded in 1834 and predates the Civil War. There is evidence that slave money or labor helped in the formation of the university or the constr...

“Closed border” policy isolates Tulane from community

March 8, 2017

The Tulane Student Organization Policy and Handbook Committee recently updated its policy regarding student organizations. A new rule revokes non-Tulane affiliates' right to current and potential positions as full, decision-making members of Recognized Student Organizations. This policy further alienates Tulane and its affiliates from the f...

Students should stay safe, be respectful during Mardi Gras

Opinion of The Hullabaloo Board

February 27, 2017

Mardi Gras is a highly anticipated time, but it should not be an opportunity for students to neglect the resources offered by our community. The Hullabaloo hopes that students will do their best to be respectful to locals, families, City of New Orleans employees and Tulane University and New Orleans...