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Tulane’s Director of Admission Engagement Owen Knight competed on season 43 of Survivor, a reality competition that boasts a prize of $1 million.

Tulane Spotlight: Survivor edition

Aidan McCahill, Associate News Editor January 25, 2023

This past fall, millions watched one of Tulane University’s own compete for $1 million on CBS. Director of Admission Engagement Owen Knight participated in season 43 of “Survivor”, a reality...

In a letter emailed to all students, Woodley said the article caused pain and outrage, and she denounced antisemitism, anti-Blackness and all forms of discrimination. 

Spring Scholar program to admit fewer students

Olivia Warren, Associate News Editor December 7, 2022

Tulane University’s Office of Admissions announced changes to the Early Decision and Spring Scholar programs this fall.    The Spring Scholar program and the Early Decision admissions...

The Supreme Court heard arguments on affirmative action in October, signaling their conservative majority is on the verge of overruling race-conscious admissions.

Students, faculty debate affirmative action as decision looms

Aidan McCahill, Contributing Writer November 16, 2022

The Supreme Court heard two cases that consider the legality of race in college admissions on Oct. 31, sparking hours of debate that signaled the Court’s conservative majority is on the verge of...

Shawn Abbott, Tulane Universitys new dean of admission, discusses standardized tests, affirmative action and his commitment to Tulanes vision after his first month in the role.

New director discusses progress, challenges in admissions office

Marcus Pacenza, Contributing Writer October 21, 2022

Shawn Abbott, Tulane University’s new dean of admissions, knows his field is not one many students aspire to join.    “You probably wouldn't be surprised to find out that no one goes...

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Shawn Abbott named new dean of admission

Martha Sanchez, News Editor July 13, 2022

Shawn Abbott was named Tulane University’s new vice president for enrollment management and dean of admission, the school announced Wednesday.  Abbott will join Tulane on Sept. 6. He fills the...

At Tulane, students from Louisiana number few compared to their out-of-state peers. Admissions is fighting to fix that.

‘Completely different culture’: Tulane’s in-state recruiting riddle

Martha Sanchez, News Editor April 27, 2022

Lindsey DuBose is an outlier. She is from New Iberia, a small city deep in Louisiana Cajun Country known for its bayous and Tabasco-brand hot sauce. Few of its young citizens take the two-hour drive...

Admissions head Satyajit Dattagupta to leave for Northeastern

Admissions head Satyajit Dattagupta to leave for Northeastern

Rohan Goswami, News Editor January 16, 2022

Satyajit Dattagupta, senior vice president and dean of admission for enrollment management and graduate and pre-college strategy at Tulane University, will step down June 6 and assume a new role at...

Tulane establishes Louisiana Promise Program

Tulane establishes Louisiana Promise Program

Caroline Latta, Contributing Reporter December 4, 2020

On Nov. 12, President Michael Fitts announced the creation of the Louisiana Promise program, a new initiative created to make Tulane University a more accessible option for Louisiana students from...

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Tulane Admits 11% of Applicants for the Class of 2024

Gabby Abrams , News Editor May 15, 2020

The Tulane Hullabaloo is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Tulane University. Consider subscribing today to support our mission. Tulane University admitted 11% of the nearly 44,000...

Fitts gives his State of the University address

Fitts delivers State of the University address, outlines Tulane’s projects and goals

Campbell Lutz, Senior Staff Reporter September 6, 2019

Each year, President Michael Fitts hosts a State of the University address. Aimed primarily at Tulane staff, the speech outlines the University’s latest achievements and biggest goals. At this year’s...


Ten quick questions at Tulane: Jeff Schiffman, Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Deeya Patel, News Editor August 28, 2019

Tulane is home to many interesting people who influence the lives of students and shape the entire community. Some students, however, are only vaguely aware of the work these people do. Through our new...

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Center for Academic Equity offers resources for first-generation students

Nile Pierre, News Editor March 28, 2019

The Class of 2022 is the most racially diverse class in Tulane’s history. With this increased diversity, however, comes the need to support different populations on campus, including first-generation...

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