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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 and not regularly enforcing or reviewing such policies.When Tulane's Alcoh...

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. In the most recent incident, four primates were exposed to the bacteria i...

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 news of the budget deficit Jan. 13 in a message on Tulane's website when the univ...

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 BbOne by charging a service fee and mandatory gratuity. BbOne made clear its po...

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 is an action, however, that also demonstrates the failure of the city and t...

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 the equipment’s high expense.While the department should be commended for i...

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 longer count toward their grade point averages. This switch only affects...

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 out of their on-campus residence permanently.This policy uses an arbitra...

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 stay in groups when partaking in the festivities, especially when traveli...

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 Johnson Imani Institute,” the first article offers a detailed chronicle of ...

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 may develop less meaningful relationships with adjunct professors, and adjuncts ...