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Orleans Public Defenders deserve our support as they fight for funding

public defenders

Josh Axelrod and Nketiah Berko

November 9, 2019

Josh Axelrod and Nketiah Berko both served as investigative interns for the Orleans Public Defenders office in the spring of 2019. The Orleans Public Defenders office represents about 85% of defendants in New Orleans’ criminal justice system. Its services are vital. Underfunding the organization ...

Last year’s potential health care cuts would have devastated Louisiana community

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Michael Chen, General Associate Editor

March 13, 2019

Last January, the Louisiana House of Representatives introduced a budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year which included multiple cuts to health care services, particularly those concerning mental health, substance abuse and adult day care services. Due to the expiration of $1 billion in state sales t...

Letter to the Editor: Is Tulane truly committed to public service?


April 22, 2018

To the Editor of The Tulane Hullabaloo: "Most Engaged in Community Service: Tulane University" reads the 2017 Princeton Review college rankings. Yet, next year's student organization budget, proposed this past week by the Undergraduate Student Government, tells a different story. Released to student...

From The Basement: Tulane must invest to treat athletics as a “revenue unit”

From The Basement: Tulane must invest to treat athletics as a “revenue unit”

Grant Barnes, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017

It is no secret that Tulane Athletics has been, in general, quite lackluster as of late. Green Wave football, for example, has had just two winning seasons in the past 15 years. The Wave has been near the bottom of the American Athletic Conference standings for quite some time, with notable exceptions...

Proposed budget is shortsighted, lacks balance

Nketiah Berko, Views Editor

June 7, 2017

On May 1, members of the Louisiana House Appropriations Committee approved a budget that drastically decreases funding to numerous agencies, including the Department of Child and Family Services, the Health Department, the Corrections Department and others. The budget reduces government expenditure by $630 million more than Governor John Bel Edward’s budget proposal. Nevertheless, citing the state’...