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Tulane cases remain low amid new COVID-19 variant

Tulane cases remain low amid new COVID-19 variant

Martha Sanchez, News Editor April 13, 2022

A highly infectious omicron subvariant called BA.2 is spreading across the globe in the newest wave of COVID-19, but at Tulane University, case numbers remain low.  The new variant hit Europe with...

OPINION | Vaccine mandates are still important to ensure normalcy

OPINION | Vaccine mandates are still important to ensure normalcy

Taylor Spill, Contributing Columnist April 13, 2022

On March 21, Mayor LaToya Cantrell got rid of  the vaccine and testing mandate for most public spaces. This decision came because COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations around the time remained low despite...

Jazz Fest return

OPINION | Return of Jazz Fest brings community, culture

Setah Alavi, Staff Columnist March 22, 2022

The “World’s Greatest Backyard Barbeque” is returning to the Fair Grounds Race Course for the first time since 2019, bringing with it the culture of New Orleans. The New Orleans Jazz &...

Tulane Universitys academic quad is quiet in between classes.

State of the TUnion

Lily Mae Lazarus and Rohan Goswami March 21, 2022

There are 57 days until the end of Tulane University’s 2021-2022 academic year. In just over one week, Tulanians will kick their feet up for spring break, which is back by popular demand. Before...

OPINION | Current homeless relocation programs are not effective enough

OPINION | Current homeless relocation programs are not effective enough

Doxey Kamara, Intersections Editor March 21, 2022

Homelessness, a crisis that affects over half a million Americans, has been made even more difficult to survive in light of the ongoing pandemic. As COVID-19 may be even more dangerous to homeless...

Sparks fly from a downed power line in connection to the garage fire around 11 p.m. Saturday night near Clara and Nashville.

Downtown COVID-19 testing briefly suspended after power outage

Martha Sanchez, News Editor March 17, 2022

Around 10,000 Entergy customers in New Orleans lost power when an animal damaged equipment at the Derbigny substation on March 9. The culprit was probably a bird, Entergy said.   Tulane...

The social pool and natatorium has been dry ever since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic

Tulane swim, dive lacks access to pool while awaiting renovations

Layla Reese, Contributing Reporter March 16, 2022

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tulane University’s Campus Recreation announced the closing of the natatorium and social pool in March 2020. According to the Campus Recreation website, the...

OPINION | What we havent learned about mask mandates

OPINION | What we haven’t learned about mask mandates

Maiya Tate, Editor-in-Chief March 16, 2022

When the Tulane University community received the email notifying that the mask mandate would be lifted the week after the first Mardi Gras in two years, some were wary.  There was no way that...

Patrick Norton discusses Charity, crisis, collaboration

Patrick Norton discusses Charity, crisis, collaboration

Rohan Goswami, News Editor March 9, 2022

A long conference table dominates Patrick Norton’s eighth-floor office, in a downtown building miles away from Tulane University’s Uptown campus. A Bloomberg Terminal lies dormant at one end of the...

Tulane University Campus Health notified students that Tulane University has lifted its indoor mask mandate effective Thursday morning. The news comes on the heels of New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell's decision to lift the indoor mask mandate for the city, following updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Following city, Tulane lifts mask mandate after Mardi Gras

Zachary Schultz , Breaking News Editor March 3, 2022
Tulane University Campus Health notified students that Tulane University has lifted its indoor mask mandate effective Thursday morning.
Black Louisianans make up a disproportionately high amount of COVID-19 fatalities.

OPINION | Black New Orleanians are disproportionately affected by omicron

Carlin Stewart, Contributing Columnist February 22, 2022

On Sunday, Dec. 5, the Louisiana Department of Health confirmed the first official case of the omicron COVID-19 variant in Louisiana. By early January of 2022, Louisiana had surpassed the previous...

There are eight nurses working at Tulanes uptown COVID-19 testing center, most of whom have been there since the site opened in August 2020.

Through grief, Tulane nurses find joy on frontlines

Martha Sanchez, News Editor February 17, 2022

Sharon Magee knows heartbreak. Some days, at the hospital where she works, COVID-19 patients have arrived and died before her shift ended.    All the grief often left her in tears.    So...

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