The Tulane Hullabaloo

OPINION | The Boot reopening: Recipe for disaster

OPINION | The Boot reopening: Recipe for disaster

Lily Lazarus, Views Editor

September 2, 2020

The Boot Bar and Grill remains a hallmark of the Tulane student experience. For returning students, memories of happy hour and the buzzing social ambiance were greatly missed after being sent home last March. For incoming freshmen, The Boot stands as a memorial of newfound independence and the beginning...

Letter to the Editor: Student leaders question Tulane’s hasty reopening

Letter to the Editor: Student leaders question Tulane's hasty reopening

Michael Chen and Elsa Rothenberg

August 22, 2020

This statement is not an official statement of the Undergraduate Student Government August 18, 2020 To the Tulane Administration, faculty, staff, parents, and student body: We, the Vice Presidents of the Tulane University Undergraduate Student Government, disavow the reopening of Tulane Universi...

Tulane faculty not comfortable with reopening, left feeling “devalued, overlooked”

Students walk past Lindy Boggs Center for Energy and Biotechnology. Boggs houses some of Tulane's science and engineering departments, which have some of the largest gender disparities in their professorship.

Domenic Mesa, Contributing Writer

August 18, 2020

The Tulane Hullabaloo is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Tulane University. Consider subscribing today to support our mission. With the August 19 start date fast approaching, many faculty members have expressed their concerns over the reopening plan presented by the Tulane ad...

Tulane community responds to reopening plan: “It’s going to be a sh-t show”

temp classrooms

Haley Soares and Harrison Thorn

August 7, 2020

The Tulane Hullabaloo is a nonprofit and self-funded newsroom. Consider subscribing today to support our mission. On August 19, Tulane University will resume predominantly in-person classroom instruction and the city will be inundated with thousands of students. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, ma...

Fitts reassures international students of future at Tulane

Fitts reassures international students of future at Tulane

Gabby Abrams, News Editor

July 9, 2020

The Tulane Hullabaloo is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Tulane University. Consider subscribing today to support our mission. Uncertainty, anxiety and stress are common threads underscoring the experiences of over 1 million international college students, including Tulane University...

Tulane to begin fall semester Aug. 19th, eliminating fall break and increasing social distancing practices

Tulane football player dismissed following battery charges

Gabby Abrams, News Editor

May 30, 2020

Tulane University students will be welcomed back to campus on Wednesday, Aug. 19, five days earlier than originally scheduled, and the semester will continue in person until Tuesday, Nov. 24, President Mike Fitts announced in today's letter to the Tulane community. This announcement follows Fitts'...

Seniors in art departments faced with new challenges

capstone set

Haley Soares, Arcade Editor

May 2, 2020

The Tulane Hullabaloo is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Tulane University. Consider subscribing today to support our mission. As the semester comes to a close, so does the undergraduate experience of seniors at Tulane University. While being away from the physical classroom a...

Airing of Grievances: Zoom University

Cecilia Hammond | Senior Staff Artist

Gabe Darley, Staff Writer

May 1, 2020

Dear Professors of Tulane University: I’m writing you today as a student and friend. I want to start off by thanking you for your hard work throughout this crisis!  Without a doubt, the institution of online classes in the place of in-person ones has once again proven the dedication of Tulane University to...

Optional pass/fail grading scheme does not level playing field

Cecilia Hammond | Senior Staff Artist

Deeya Patel and Cullen Fagan

April 29, 2020

After the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic on March 11, universities including Harvard, Columbia and Stanford have opted for universal pass/fail grading for their undergraduate students. Some schools, including Tulane, have modified their grading systems to make a pass/fail grading scheme optional for students for their respective courses, me...

Tulane students organize fundraising efforts to support New Orleans community

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Hannah Mayer, Contributing Reporter

April 23, 2020

“We thought that in the same way this virus has spread across our population, we could spread some good by having a viral spread of something positive, such as fundraising,” Tulane senior Ross Berlin said. Berlin and fellow seniors Matthew Wu and Max Steitz, along with history professor Walter I...

Code of Conduct violations persist during online learning

Ashley Chen | Production Manager

Charlotte Block, Staff Writer

April 23, 2020

Tulane has been conducting class virtually through the online platform Zoom since March 23. Due to coronavirus-related social distancing guidelines, the video conferencing company has become overwhelmingly popular, with its iOS app becoming the No. 1 free download in the app store. The platform allows...

Anthony Fauci subscribes to Tulane research newsletter

Hanson Dai | Art Director

Erika Massaro, Contributing Reporter

April 23, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic continues nationwide, hitting New Orleans especially hard, Tulane researchers have made efforts in the fight to develop treatments for the virus. From collecting grants to making cutting-edge developments, Tulane students and staff have documented and shared their prog...