The Tulane Hullabaloo

LGBTQ+ student sexual misconduct report identifies disparities in queer experience

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Deeya Patel, News Editor

September 12, 2019

“In particular with LGBTQ+ students, 33% reported being a victim of an attempted rape, and 31% reported being raped by a sexually violent perpatrator. I think it’s important to understand that’s pretty significant,” Dan Tillapaugh said.  Tillapaugh conducts research on intersectional issues and social...

New faculty, direction changes in Digital Media Production program

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Deeya Patel, News Editor

September 5, 2019

Digital media production encapsulates several rising forms of media, including film, television and sound production. At Tulane, DMP is offered as a coordinate major to students and offers electives such as “Digital Production for Nonprofits,” “Television and Film Sound Design,” and “Lighting an...

Ten quick questions at Tulane: Shahmeer Hashmat, cofounder of Tulane’s premedical fraternity

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Deeya Patel, News Editor

September 5, 2019

Shahmeer Hashmat is a senior majoring in neuroscience. He is the co-founder of Tulane’s pre-med fraternity and vice president of Academic Affairs in Undergraduate Student Government. We sat down with him to gain some insight into why he founded this fraternity and how he plans to reach as many stude...

Ten quick questions at Tulane: Jeff Schiffman, Director of Undergraduate Admissions

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Deeya Patel, News Editor

August 28, 2019

Tulane is home to many interesting people who influence the lives of students and shape the entire community. Some students, however, are only vaguely aware of the work these people do. Through our new column, Ten quick questions at Tulane, we hope to shed light on the lives, careers and initiatives...

Students, staff react and reflect on The Commons

Students, staff react and reflect on The Commons

Deeya Patel, News Editor

August 28, 2019

After almost 60 years of Bruff Commons serving as the place for Tulane students to unwind with food and friends between classes, students were able to enter the doors of the new 77,000 square foot Dining Room at the Commons on Aug. 21.  Budgeted at 55 million dollars, the Commons is three stories o...

Commencement speaker Tim Cook discusses his path, coming out

Tim Cook

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...

Tulane appoints Elizabeth Brown as new chief of staff

Tulane appoints Elizabeth Brown as new chief of staff

Deeya Patel, Associate News Editor

February 7, 2019

On Oct. 15, 2018, President Mike Fitts announced Elizabeth Brown’s appointment as Tulane’s chief of staff, effective Nov. 26. Brown previously served as vice dean for development and headed the Alumni Relations of University of Pennsylvania’s law school, where Fitts also worked, serving as...

TUPD hires new police chief

TUPD hires new police chief

Deeya Patel, Associate News Editor

November 7, 2018

On Oct. 15, the Tulane University Police Department swore in its new chief of police. Kirk Bouyelas, who has served the New Orleans Police Department for 31 years, will now head a group of more than 80 police officers and a myriad of support services such as Personal Escort and Active Shooter T...

Tinder at Tulane: How Tinder impacts campus culture

Tinder at Tulane: How Tinder impacts campus culture

Campbell Lutz and Deeya Patel

September 27, 2018

"It gets me laid," says Brian* with a shrug. "So, there's that." Brian, a freshman from Chicago, is a frequent user of the popular dating app, Tinder. Tinder and other online dating apps are often used on Tulane's campus. The reasons for using these apps, however, vary widely. "Tinder was...