The Tulane Hullabaloo

Tulane to hold virtual ceremony May 16, in-person commencement postponed indefinitely


Amy Nankin, News Editor

April 2, 2020

Tulane President Mike Fitts sent out an email to seniors this morning alerting them of changes to this year's commencement ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A virtual ceremony will take place on the previously schedule commencement date, May 16, called "TUgether – Connecting the Class of 2020" ...

An unceremonious goodbye

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Justin Wisnicki, Contributing Writer

March 17, 2020

The past few days have given many of us time for reflection. Sitting in my apartment, I thought about my experience since beginning college. I’ve never had a hard time getting started, whether it be on a class assignment, business idea or whatever crazy thing I am focused on at a particular time. I am t...

Let’s use fall break as an opportunity to refresh and quit whining

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Josh Axelrod, Views Editor

October 9, 2019

If you’re reading this article, take a deep breath. Okay, now take another one. Fall break is upon us. Two months into a tumultuous semester, the Tulane community now faces ample opportunity to relax, refresh and reset. In many ways, the fall semester has brought about irritation and upheaval, resultin...

Hull Poll: Here’s who we think should speak at graduation

Hull Poll: Here's who we think should speak at graduation

Josh Axelrod, Views Editor

September 25, 2019

Make things right, Tulane. On Wednesday, the Commencement Planning Committee crushingly announced that the class of 2020 would not walk across the stage of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome during graduation, a moment each student comes to eagerly anticipate. Instead, the underwhelming Yulman Stadium...

Commencement speaker Tim Cook discusses his path, coming out

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Deeya Patel, News Editor

May 31, 2019

Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke last week at commencement, sending off the Class of 2019. Cook has had no shortage of successes in his career, especially in his current role as the chief executive officer of Apple. Under Cook’s leadership, Apple has become the world’s first trillion dollar company. It has a...

Apple CEO Tim Cook delivers commencement speech for Tulane’s Class of 2019

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Campbell Lutz, Senior Staff Reporter

May 21, 2019

Few life events are as consequential or memorable as a college graduation. Each year, Tulane hosts graduation in New Orleans' massive Mercedes-Benz Superdome and puts on a ceremony meant to match the significance of the event. Complete with fireworks and New Orleans-style jazz music, this year's May 18 ...

Breaking News: Apple CEO Tim Cook to address Tulane University graduates at 2019 Commencement

Breaking News: Apple CEO Tim Cook to address Tulane University graduates at 2019 Commencement

Nile Pierre, News Editor

February 7, 2019

Today, President Fitts announced that Apple CEO Tim Cook will be the Class of 2019’s keynote commencement speaker on May 18 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. "At Tulane, we are committed to addressing global challenges, giving back to our community and always acting with integrity and wisdom," Fi...

“Success is not the result of making one good choice”: class of 2018 receives advice at graduation

Streamers and confetti rain down on graduates at the conclusion of the ceremony on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Courtesy of Paula Burch-Celentano, Tulane University

Canela Lopez and Cadence Neenan

May 23, 2018

Eager parents, relatives and loved ones streamed into the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on May 19, taking their seats in anticipation of the Tulane University's Unified Commencement Ceremony. Members of Tulane's class of 2018 filled the arena with excitement as they received praise for their collective...

Fullabaloo: Tulane announces 2018 commencement speaker Rachel Dolezal

Fullabaloo: Tulane announces 2018 commencement speaker Rachel Dolezal


April 4, 2018

Last week, Tulane announced that Rachel Dolezal, notorious for being one of the first transracial leaders of the NAACP, will be the commencement speaker for the Class of 2018. Students across the campus are applauding the University for selecting Dolezal and for strides the administration continue...

Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans?

Helen Mirren delivers the keynote address at the unified commencement ceremony May 20 at the Superdome.

Lauren Gaines, Senior Staff Reporter

May 26, 2017

Tulane University's Unified Commencement Ceremony on May 20 brought second lines, jazz and words of wisdom to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. On the day of commencement, Tulane students, parents, faculty, staff and community members made their way to the Superdome to say congratulations and goodbye to ...