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Tulane’s unlawful alcohol policy reveals culture of negligence

The Hullabaloo Editorial Board

March 4, 2015

Tulane's current alcohol policy does not only violate federal regulations, but also fails to reflect the practices administrators use to address alcohol-related incidents. This proves that Tulane shows a neglect when designing...

Primate Center shows little respect for animal life

The Hullabaloo Editorial Board

February 23, 2015

The Tulane National Primate Research Center's reaction to the infection of two primates by the Burkholderia pseudomallei bacteria demonstrates a continued pattern of neglect and disregard for the well-being of its primates....

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

The Hullabaloo Editorial Board

February 11, 2015

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 ne...

Terminating NOLAbucks contract with restaurant is justified

The Hullabaloo Editorial Board

February 4, 2015

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 BbO...

TUPD jurisdiction agreement demonstrates city, state failure to protect NOLA

The Hullabaloo Editorial Board

January 28, 2015

Tulane University Police Department’s mutual aid agreement with the New Orleans Police Department shows that the university has taken proactive action to protect the safety of the Tulane community, both on and off campus. It i...

TUPD body camera footage qualifies as public record

The Hullabaloo Editorial Board

January 14, 2015

The Tulane University Police Department's decision to buy body cameras for its officers without a clear, initial protocol for how footage from the cameras will be viewed and distributed was irresponsible, especially considering...

Study Abroad policy reduces academic motivation

November 19, 2014

The Office of Study Abroad's new grade point average policy encourages student slacking and devalues the classroom aspect of the study abroad experience. Starting in fall 2015, courses students take while studying abroad will no l...

Housing introduces ambiguious, unjust policy

November 12, 2014

Tulane's Department of Housing and Residence Life released a new policy stating that administration only needs to be 51 percent sure a student has violated community guidelines such as tampering with the fire alarm to kick students ...

Be aware during Halloween season

October 21, 2014

As Halloween season kicks off, being responsible and mindful of surroundings will be crucial for students to enjoy the incredible experience of a New Orleans Halloween.Students should employ a heightened sense of awareness and sta...

Hiring felon without conducting background check was irresponsible

October 15, 2014

Former director of teaching certification Donna Johnson was indicted on charges of aggravated theft and tampering with records at former Cleveland charter school, the Imani Institute. In a simple Google search of “Donna Joh...

Short-term teaching contracts restrict faculty potential, negatively impact classroom

Staff Editorial

October 1, 2014

Though the number of full-time teaching positions at Tulane has remained constant, the number of adjunct positions, meaning not full-time, has increased, which has resulted in adverse effects for the Tulane community. Students m...