The Tulane Hullabaloo

Without syllabi, course registration becomes a guessing game

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Josh Axelrod, Views Editor

November 6, 2019

As time tickets are assigned and degree audits are fretfully consulted, November marks the beginning of spring course registration. Sadly, at Tulane, our system represents a disappointing academic reality where laziness is favored and learning discouraged. If course registration were intended as a pe...

Ten quick questions at Tulane: Shahmeer Hashmat, cofounder of Tulane’s premedical fraternity

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Deeya Patel, News Editor

September 5, 2019

Shahmeer Hashmat is a senior majoring in neuroscience. He is the co-founder of Tulane’s pre-med fraternity and vice president of Academic Affairs in Undergraduate Student Government. We sat down with him to gain some insight into why he founded this fraternity and how he plans to reach as many stude...

Making the Grade: Students, professors acknowledge culture of cheating

In a poll with 260 responses,  90.2 percent of students admitted to cheating on a test at some point in their college careers.

Jon Marks and Sophia Mariani

March 22, 2018

The sweat begins to trickle. Panic sets in. The questions aren't making any sense. Was this even on the study guide? Out of 260 respondents to a Hullabaloo poll, 90.2 percent of people said they or someone they knew admitted to cheating on a test at some point in their college careers. Many st...

Q&A: Michael Morton works to aid students’ academic success

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Adrienne Underwood, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2018

Michael Morton, a senior majoring in chemical engineering, serves as the vice president of Academic Affairs for Undergraduate Student Government for the 2017-18 academic year. In the upcoming semester, Morton hopes to complete several ongoing Academic Affairs initiatives, including a study tips campaign...

USG resolution provides academic materials, guidance to students

Undergraduate Student Government will offer blue books free of charge for students during the fall ‘17 and spring ‘18 final exam periods.

Cam Lutz, Senior Staff Reporter

October 25, 2017

Tulane Undergraduate Student Government recently passed new legislation to help students improve their academic performance. The legislation formed a task force for a new textbook library, created a resolution to begin work on a database of filmed lectures for certain classes and authorized the dist...