The Tulane Hullabaloo

Louisiana must address lack of judicial diversity in the state

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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...

Intersectional Confessional: Freshmen review their first semesters at Tulane

Intersectional Confessional: Freshmen review their first semesters at Tulane

Jessica Galloway, Kila Moore, and Hugo Fajardo

December 6, 2017

This is the most recent in a new Intersections series: Intersectional Confessionals. To learn more about the series, read our Letter from the Intersections Editors.  

Diversity Discrepancies: Admission data reveals missing numbers in Tulane’s most diverse class

Diversity Discrepancies: Admission data reveals missing  numbers in Tulane’s most diverse class

Kila Moore, Associate Intersections Editor

November 16, 2017

"I sit in a class of 80 people and I am able to count the number of people of color on my two hands," Lauryn Hudson, a member of Tulane's Class of 2021, said. "And sometimes I can count them on one." Though the Office of Undergraduate Admission has made efforts to increase diversity, many students said they ...

Office of Admission seeks to expand recruiting efforts

The top four represented states in Tulane's student body are New York, California, Louisiana and Illinois.

Fiona Grathwohl, News Editor

November 16, 2017

Tulane faces criticism for having a lack of geographic and economic diversity in the undergraduate student body, and many students have said they hope the Office of Undergraduate Admission will think critically about recruiting more diverse cohorts. According to the Tulane University Registrar, 30.11 percent of t...

Student access to contraceptives must take precedence over religious concerns

Student access to contraceptives must take precedence over religious concerns

Pratiksha Parulekar, Associate Views Editor

November 15, 2017

Last Tuesday, the University of Notre Dame reversed a previous decision and implemented a policy covering contraceptives in university insurance plans given to students. Subject to heated debate, this final decision was a controversial one, as it directly contradicts the school's Catholic values. Desp...

Staff editorial: Students must embrace diversity, condemn intolerance

November 1, 2017

Many students awoke yesterday morning to find "It's okay to be white" signs taped onto on-campus buildings. With other campuses across the nation experiencing similar occurrences, the aim of the fliers was clearly to incite outrage and provoke a response. Though any response risks energizing these ...

Beauty for All: Rihanna’s releases inclusive cosmetics line

Beauty for All: Rihanna's releases inclusive cosmetics line

Emily Fornof, Intersections Editor

September 13, 2017

The Bomb has dropped.  The Gloss Bomb from Fenty Beauty, that is.  Not only did Rihanna's new beauty brand release this all-purpose gloss, she has your whole face covered. Branded after Rihanna's last name, Fenty, the complexion-focused brand is designed to offer all the necessary products to comp...

Painting for the People: Grupo Opni blends Brazilian culture with graffiti art

Painting for the People: Grupo Opni blends Brazilian culture with graffiti art

Emily Fornof, Intersections Editor

September 13, 2017

The Hullabaloo's interview with Toddy was translated from Portuguese to English by Annie Gibson. The quotations attributed to Toddy in this article are Gibson's translations.  Toddy and Val are the stage names of the artists within Grupo Opni. On a mural in New Orleans, a woman with outer space ...

Newcomb-Tulane College Summer Experience offers opportunity for first-year students

Summer Experience welcomes first year students to explore campus.

Emily Fornof, Nile Pierre, and Kila Moore

August 23, 2017

With the Class of 2021 being the most diverse class in Tulane's history, the university is working on creating more inclusive programming for its students. This summer the Center for Academic Equity did just that by inviting 16 first-year students of varying marginalized identities to participate in the N...

Admissions implements changes to address diversity deficit

Admissions implements changes to address diversity deficit

Emily Fornof and Nile Pierre

June 7, 2017

This fall, Tulane welcomes its most diverse class in history with 21 percent students of color and 5 percent international students.  Compared to the graduating class of 2017, which was 15.6 percent students of color and 2.1 percent international students, diversity is on the rise, and Tulane adm...

FULLABALOO: Tulane admissions uses Loyola students in diversity advertisements

FULLABALOO: Tulane admissions uses Loyola students in diversity advertisements

Canela Lopez, Intersections Editor

April 1, 2017

To make Tulane University seem like an inclusive place for students of color after President Michael Fitts' commitment to diversity, a new ad campaign featuring photos of Loyola University New Orleans students of color on banners around campus is being launched. Head of Caucasian Affairs Wyatt Man said th...

Diversifying the Academy : #OscarsLessWhiteButStillNotAccuratelyRepresentative

Although more representation at the Oscars in movies featuring actors of color or directed by people of color is apparent, some people feel this does not necessarily resolve the diversity issue Hollywood faces.

Nurah Lambert, Associate Arcade Editor

March 2, 2017

As the 2017 Academy Awards creep around the corner, the question of diversity will undoubtedly pose greater implications for the future of film. Though this year may not garner the Twitter hashtag #OscarsSoWhite, a hashtag such as #OscarsLessWhiteButStillNotAccuratelyRepresentative would be just as appropriate. ...