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OPINION | Tulane students engage in Earth Day celebration

OPINION | Tulane students engage in Earth Day celebration

Setah Alavi, Staff Columnist April 27, 2022

Earlier this year, a U.N. report signaled that climate change had become a “code red for humanity.” Climate change plays a lead role in the increase of weather-related disasters by five times within...

Keenan is one of hundreds of academics nationwide who signed a letter demanding their universities stop accepting funds from fossil-fuel companies to conduct research on climate change.

Tulane professor signs letter opposing fossil fuel money for research

Rohan Goswami, News Editor April 15, 2022

Tulane University’s location in New Orleans — the former heartland of oil and gas extraction in the United States — has long benefitted the institution when it comes to fundraising, donations...

OPINION | Embracing sustainable shopping in New Orleans

OPINION | Embracing sustainable shopping in New Orleans

Rachel Kelly, Staff Columnist April 5, 2022

Returning from spring break, the summer months are not far away. Plans of traveling, internships and relaxing long weekends can feel like the light at the end of the tunnel during the final stretch...

Piping inside of the power plant on Tulane Universitys Uptown campus.

Bernhard promises dramatic utility improvements for Tulane

Roey Keegan, Contributing Reporter March 16, 2022

On Jan. 27, Tulane University announced a partnership with Metairie-based engineering and contracting firm Bernhard — a 30-year plan for large-scale improvements to campus infrastructure, alongside a...

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OPINION | Tulane is responsible for Hurricane Ida

Sahil Inaganti, Contributing Columnist December 8, 2021

Hurricane Ida caused catastrophic destruction as it ripped through Louisiana in August. Communities across Louisiana, particularly low-income communities and communities of color, were devastated by...

OPINION | Divestment conversation should follow Middlebury’s model

OPINION | Divestment conversation should follow Middlebury’s model

Bobby Becker, Contributing Columnist November 17, 2021

A growing number of student activists are pushing Tulane University to refinance their $3 billion endowment away from fossil fuels. These activists hope our school will follow in the footsteps of Harvard...


Tulane affiliates respond to climate change plan

Mackenzie Bookamer, News Editor November 10, 2021

Tulane University is located in one of the most environmentally sensitive yet significant regions: New Orleans. With the impending threat of climate change — evidenced by the destruction of Hurricane...

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Climate-fueled hurricanes prompt urgent questions

Martha Sanchez, Contributing Reporter September 15, 2021

A disappearing coastline and the warming of the Gulf of Mexico — both effects of climate change  —  intensified the effects of Hurricane Ida seen in southeastern Louisiana. Tulane evacuated remaining...

OPINION | Students have responsibility to protect environment

OPINION | Students have responsibility to protect environment

Gabi Liebeler, Staff Writer March 31, 2021

For young adults juggling all things college — school, social life, physical and mental well-being and a pandemic — environmental sustainability is likely far from the forefront of the average...

Vice President Joe Biden gives remarks at the U.S. - China Climate Leaders Summit, held at the JW Marriott hotel, in Los Angeles, California, Sept. 16, 2015. Also in attendance is Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

OPINION | Biden may not be savior Cancer Alley needs

Ori Tsameret, Intersections Editor February 17, 2021

Between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, along the Mississippi River, lies the area commonly referred to as “Cancer Alley.” This region, including both the previously mentioned cities and the riv er...

Sunrise Tulanes leaders conduct a meeting over Zoom | Courtesy of Sunrise Tulane

Sunrise Tulane advocates for climate policy change

Emily Rubino , Staff Reporter September 30, 2020

Climate change has been a highly debated topic on the congressional floor in the past few years. Many students have been getting involved in the global movement by lobbying for the passage of climate control...

Coronavirus should compel U.S. to reassess disaster readiness

Coronavirus should compel U.S. to reassess disaster readiness

Deeya Patel, Views Editor January 29, 2020

The 170 confirmed coronavirus fatalities in China and subsequent response constitutes the largest quarantine in modern public health history. Were this epidemic taking place within our borders, would the...

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