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Amendment would exempt Tulane, private universities from proposed bill

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Cullen Fagan, Senior Staff Reporter

May 7, 2020

On May 6, HB 676,  proposed by Rep. Julie Emerson of the 39th District of Louisiana, was read before the Louisiana State House Education Committee. The bill cleared the House Education Committee, and will proceed to the House floor, but with an amendment that will exempt Tulane from its requirements.  The original ...

Optional pass/fail grading scheme does not level playing field

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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...

General education is vital, despite bad reputation

Despite arguments about core curriculum being an unnecessary hurdle, these classes are an essential part of a holistic education.

Cullen Fagan, Views Editor

March 4, 2020

The following is an opinion article and does not reflect the views of The Tulane Hullabaloo.   Like many colleges, Tulane has general education requirements, referred to as its core curriculum. Its purpose, according to the university, is to provide a “well-rounded base of knowledge and to s...

Does the Louisiana Democratic Primary matter?

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Cullen Fagan, Views Editor

February 19, 2020

This April 4, many Tulanians will cast their votes in the Louisiana Democratic Primary. Louisiana is a deep red state that went almost 20 points in favor of Trump in the 2016 presidential election. For some, this raises an important question. Does the Louisiana Democratic primary actually matter...

Tulane activism suffers from student apathy

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Cullen Fagan, Views Editor

February 6, 2020

Young people are the future. This message is broadcast every day over the media and through the social movements that have recently taken the world by storm. The importance of youth in activism is apparent when we see the accomplishments of the Parkland survivors, of the young activists involved in Bla...

Cavs’ Tristan Thompson’s Kardashian saga: two perspectives

Bella Baff and Cullen Fagan

April 26, 2018

There is perhaps nothing more heart-wrenching than witnessing the decline of one's favorite athlete: to watch a once vibrant and promising star become a mere shell of what he or she once was. Fortunately, this decay is typically a gradual process that occurs expectedly in the twilight years of a play...

Women’s tennis focuses on growth and betterment for spring season

Senior Sade Atkinson positions herself to make a play against UNO Jan. 21.

Cullen Fagan, Contributing Reporter

January 31, 2018

With the first few matches under its belt, the Tulane women's tennis team is looking forward to a season of development and persistence. The team began its dual match season with a new head coach in Maria "Maru" Brito, who started at Tulane in September 2017. Brito had previously coached at Clemson University, Auburn University at Montgomery and Fr...