The Tulane Hullabaloo

First-generation college students, our triumphs are still valid


Shahamat Uddin, Intersections Editor

April 22, 2020

Just about four years ago from today, I committed to attending Tulane University and graduating amongst the Class of 2020. It was one of the most exciting days of my entire life. I called my dad after school, yelling and cheering about the decision, listening to him cry tears of joy over the phone...

Dr. Eva Silvestre: New interim director for the Center for Academic Equity

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Gabby Abrams, News Associate Editor

January 16, 2020

Eva Silvestre began her term as the interim director of the Center for Academic Equity at the beginning of the 2019-20 school year. Silvestre was preceded by Rebecca Mark, who recently accepted a position as director of the Institute for Women’s Leadership and professor of Women’s and Gender Studies...

Student organizers pass USG bill calling for $240-per-student equity fee

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Staff Report

October 30, 2019

Tonight, a resolution to establish an equity fee at Tulane University was passed by the Undergraduate Student Government.  The resolution, which passed 24-6 with one abstention, calls for a fee that would increase tuition by $240 per student to help fund areas on campus that are dedicated to supporting Black and other marginalized students.  The bill was authored by Les Griots Violets, a coalition of students organizing arou...

Medicaid not accepted as Tulane health insurance: A look into alternative solutions


Carson Sanders, Contributing Reporter

October 3, 2019

Editor's Note: A previous version of this article stated Tulane has never accepted Medicaid as a form of insurance. Tulane accepts in-state Medicaid as an acceptable way to waive the T-SHIP requirement. Tulane Campus Health and most college health centers across the country have not accepted out-of...

April Bey and Lavett Ballard: Representing black women, selfhood in art

April Bey and Lavett Ballard: Representing black women, selfhood in art

Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019

This Wednesday, the Center for Academic Equity will host major artists Lavett Ballard and April Bey in a conversation highlighting themes of self-representation, deciding the value in one own’s art, and the indivisibility between politics, equity and art. “We are excited to join the national conve...

Admissions’ multicultural fly-ins work to recruit a more diverse student body

Photo courtesy of Kennon Stewart

Jessica Galloway, Intersections Editor

October 25, 2018

For many students of color, the factors that go into choosing a college go beyond the basics of “proximity to home” and “dining hall quality.” Gauging what the student experience is like is essential, especially because, for some students, predominantly white institutions like Tulane can be difficult en...

Catching up with the Center for Academic Equity

Jessica Galloway, Intersections Editor

September 14, 2018

Adjusting to life in college is often very challenging. Some students often feel the pressures of learning good study habits, being far from their homes and families and trying to make new friends. This process tends to be even harder on certain members of the Tulane community. Dealing with issues specific to...

Dean MacLaren leaves Tulane after 28 years of service


Sanjali De Silva, News Editor

May 3, 2018

After serving 28 years at Tulane as a professor of physics, Associate Provost, Dean of the Faculty of the Liberal Arts and Sciences and the founding Dean of Newcomb-Tulane College, Dean MacLaren says goodbye to Tulane. When he first came to Tulane, MacLaren spent 10 years as a professor conductin...

“All of that is destroyed now”: Tulane feels impact of DACA repeal

“All of that is destroyed now”: Tulane feels impact of DACA repeal

Emily Fornof, Nile Pierre, Adrienne Underwood, and Fiona Grathwohl

September 21, 2017

When President Trump announced the repeal of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Tulane undergraduate and DACA beneficiary Jane* said she had little time to feel or panic. Survival was the only thing on her mind. "My immediate reaction was just, 'what are the steps I need to take right now that ...

Center for Academic Equity supports excellence for underserved students

Tulane faculty members and affiliates speak at the opening of the Center for Academic Equity on Feb. 13 outside Robert C. Cudd Hall.

Tyler Mead, Senior Staff Reporter

February 23, 2017

In response to disparities faced by students in the LGBTQ+ community, students of color and first-generation college students, the Center for Academic Equity was born. Students gathered on Feb. 13 outside Robert C. Cudd Hall to hear President Michael Fitts and Robin Forman, senior vice president for...