The Tulane Hullabaloo

Tulane Admits 11% of Applicants for the Class of 2024

Ashley Chen | Production Manager

Gabby Abrams, News Editor

May 15, 2020

The Tulane Hullabaloo is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Tulane University. Consider subscribing today to support our mission. Tulane University admitted 11% of the nearly 44,000 applicants for the Class of 2024. This is the largest applicant pool in the school's history, marki...

A look inward: ‘Where We Stand: Zines from New Orleans’

Elana Bush | Photography Editor

Alex Calloway, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

Tucked away in a quiet gallery on the second floor of Joseph Merrick Jones Memorial Hall is a small exhibit room. No artifacts or grand portraits hang from its walls, and no guide is present to give an hour-long tour. Only small paper booklets, many covered completely in handwritten typeface and unr...

Fitts delivers State of the University address, outlines Tulane’s projects and goals

Fitts gives his State of the University address

Campbell Lutz, Senior Staff Reporter

September 6, 2019

Each year, President Michael Fitts hosts a State of the University address. Aimed primarily at Tulane staff, the speech outlines the University’s latest achievements and biggest goals. At this year’s address, hosted in McAlister Auditorium on Friday afternoon, Fitts hoped to highlight Tulane’s increasi...

Class of 2023 orientation takes step forward in addressing diversity

Sofia Viscuso | Photo Editor

Megan Garcia, Intersections Editor

September 4, 2019

This year’s freshman orientation included a new way to address diversity and inclusion. Community Engagement Advocates, who are recruited through the Center for Public Service and the Carolyn Barber Pierre Center for Intercultural Life at Tulane, led workshops on diversity and inclusion aimed at edu...

TUPD amends its screening process, sensitivity training following recent incident

TUPD amends its screening process, sensitivity training following recent incident

Kila Moore, News Editor

November 29, 2018

On Thursday, Nov. 15, The Hullabaloo discovered that two of three new police officers hired by Tulane University Police Department had posted content to their personal social media pages that contradicted Tulane’s equity policies. One of the officers, Ethan Hutton, had several posts on his Facebo...

Everything you need to know about the Kaleidoscope RLC

Kaleidoscope RLC residents in their social justice TIDES class.

Ori Tsameret, Contributing Writer

November 28, 2018

For many marginalized students, having a safe space to explore their identities is essential to their college experience. Enter Kaleidoscope, a Residential Learning Community dedicated to the exploration of the different identities and values of the students comprising them. This unique RLC is the brainchild of the...

Money matters: Tulane reduces merit aid budget, increases need-based financial aid spending

Money matters: Tulane reduces merit aid budget, increases need-based financial aid spending

Mark Winokur, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018

Though the price of tuition at Tulane is higher than at many of its peer institutions, Tulane’s merit-based scholarships have allowed some high-performing students to attend for a fraction of the regular cost of tuition. In 2012, Tulane offered more than $20,500 in merit aid per person to a th...

Scariest places for people of color in NOLA

Hugo Fajardo | Senior Staff Artist

Lauren Flowers, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018

It’s that time of year — the leaves are falling, it’s too cold to get away with wearing just a swimsuit to the darty and Netflix has finally updated its selection of scary movies. So, in anticipation of Halloween, we curated a list of the spookiest places to visit in the area — free of charge! As b...

Slow demographic changes demonstrate administration’s failure to diversify campus

Justin Marcano, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018

It’s like a broken record. The pleas for diversity at Tulane have gone on for years now, but if we continue to be all bark and no bite, nothing will change. The university can celebrate its required courses and established offices dedicated to “fostering greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and accountability at every level of university life.” But if we do not have ...

Prioritizing Intellectual Diversity Distracts the Views Section from What Matters Most

Prioritizing Intellectual Diversity Distracts the Views Section from What Matters Most

Sophia Mariani, Staff Writer

August 29, 2018

When I pick up a copy of The Hullabaloo, I’m curious. I’m looking for answers and insights about the Tulane community. I trust that the writers have done their due diligence and are presenting me, as the reader, with all the facts. Reading an issue cover to cover, I expect to leave informed and ...

‘Love, Simon’ provides LGBTQ+ representation on the silver screen

'Love, Simon' provides LGBTQ+ representation on the silver screen

Jordan Hall, Associate Views Editor

March 7, 2018

"Love, Simon" may seem like your average coming-of-age love story, but it is so much more. In one of the most progressive eras Hollywood has ever seen, "Love, Simon" is the sign of yet another change: the normalization of LGBTQ+ love stories on the big screen.   Within the past year, we have seen ...

Louisiana must address lack of judicial diversity in the state

Emma Vaughters | Layout Associate

Nketiah Berko, Views Editor

February 1, 2018

  A recent study conducted by two Tulane professors, released Jan. 25, underscored a startling lack of diversity in Louisiana's judiciary. Professors Sally J. Kenney and Heather L. Johnson, reviewing available Louisiana Secretary of State data, found that despite a 100 percent increase in the number of district court judges, female and minority representat...