The Tulane Hullabaloo

OPINION | Why COVID-19 testing twice weekly backfires

Testing twice a week is not all that it's chalked up to be.
October 21, 2020

  Last week, Tulane Campus Health announced that, along with on-campus students, undergraduates residing off campus would also begin testing for COVID-19 twice a week. While this may be wise...

OPINION | Tulane must facilitate mail-in voting

Tulane must find ways to facilitate the voting process for its students this year.
September 23, 2020

The 2020 presidential election is a high stakes event and Tulane University students have always done their part to hold their peers accountable in the election process. Now, during the pandemic, students...

OPINION | Students’ apathy towards New Orleans is glaring

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September 16, 2020

At an institution where nearly 70% of the students come from the 20% richest families in America, it is easy to imagine that many Tulane students are out of touch with the majority of the world’s struggles....

Optional pass/fail grading scheme does not level playing field

Cecilia Hammond | Senior Staff Artist
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....

Deficit of CAPS appointments impedes mental health support

Tulane must take into account the students' well being to mend the current unhealthy work-life balance.
March 12, 2020

In a setting where young adults are living in crowded spaces, adapting to rigorous course loads and navigating independent living for the first time, mental health resources should be readily accessible....

Comedy can serve as creative outlet for STEM students

Photo illustration by Ashley Chen and Maggie Pasterz
February 13, 2020

Deeya Patel, member of Office Hours Comedy Throwing comedy into a STEM-heavy course load can certainly keep a schedule interesting. Just two hours on a Thursday evening can consist of completing...

Where did the anger over the 2018 climate survey go?

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February 5, 2020

Content Warning: Please be advised that this article contains content related to sexual assault and rape.  Tulane in 2018 was a Tulane in despair. When a climate survey revealed that 41% of its...

Coronavirus should compel U.S. to reassess disaster readiness

Coronavirus should compel U.S. to reassess disaster readiness
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...

Twitter is not a replacement for campaigning

Students must stop relying on Twitter as a campaigning platform
January 23, 2020

From the perspective of journalism, Twitter was revolutionary for news in 2006. Instant breaking news updates and bite-sized previews to full articles presented a powerful and convenient way to relay information....

NYU School of Medicine named in Tulane alumnus’ honor

New York University School of Medicine is being renamed in honor of Dr. Robert Grossman, Dean of NYU School of Medicine.
November 13, 2019

At the 2019 Violet Ball hosted in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dr. Robert Grossman, a Tulane alumnus from the Class of 1969, received the news that the New York University School of Medicine is being...

Ten quick questions at Tulane: Dr. Vijayaraghavan, cell and molecular biology professor

Dr. Vijayaraghavan helps students during office hours.
November 13, 2019

Dr. Meena Vijayaraghavan, senior professor of practice in cell and molecular biology, is best known for her introduction to cell biology course that students in the premedical track as well as CMB and...

Ten Quick Questions at Tulane: Lauren Gaines

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October 23, 2019

  Lauren Gaines, a senior at Tulane, is involved in a variety of organizations at Tulane. She is the executive vice president of Tulane’s Undergraduate Student Government, a brother in business...

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