The Tulane Hullabaloo

Entangled with plantation history, Tulane removes iconic campus bell

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Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Reporter

March 5, 2020

According to tradition, it only rings twice a year: once for convocation and once for commencement.  Graduating seniors in the Class of 2020 were gearing up to hear the Victory Bell ring — until it was abruptly removed, leaving a barren stand in front of McAlister Auditorium. The decision came ...

Tulane removes ‘Victory Bell’ from McAlister, cites symbol’s connection to slavery

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Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Reporter

February 27, 2020

As students made their morning commutes to class on Thursday, something distinct was missing from the familiar route: the McAlister Victory Bell. The bell was removed today after a discovery from a Tulane staff member was shared with President Fitts that the iconic campus symbol was originally a plantation...