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Tulane hosts first-ever sex week

sex week

Amy Nankin, News Editor

February 19, 2020

The Well for Health Promotion at Tulane University hosted the first annual sex week, a week full of sex appreciation and educational programming to help students become more comfortable talking about sex. The week kicked off on Monday, Feb. 10, with a sexual empowerment and wellness lecture and continued until Friday with events like “Mindful Masturbation: How Em...

Tulane community alters landscape of NOLA public education

education

Lily Milwit, Cam Lutz, and Matt Saletta

April 26, 2018

For the first time in a decade, citywide school performance has dropped in New Orleans, according to a recently released State of Public Education Report by Tulane's Cowen Institute. The Cowen Institute is a Tulane-sponsored entity formed "to advance public education and youth success in New Orleans ...

Community colleges serve essential function in current education climate

Community colleges serve essential function in current education climate

Madeline Ninno, Staff Writer

April 11, 2018

President Trump has repeatedly made disparaging comments about community colleges in the United States, claiming they are inferior to vocational schools. This opinion is both ill-informed and incorrect. For many years, the community college system has played a vital role in providing post-secondary education...

City’s agreement with YouthForce NOLA prioritizes student success

City's agreement with YouthForce NOLA prioritizes student success

Nketiah Berko, Views Editor

January 24, 2018

Last month, the New Orleans City Council agreed to provide $1.1 million in paid internships for the city's high school students. The initiative, undertaken with YouthForce NOLA, aims to support up to 275 interns in 2018, with the number increasing to 325 interns in both 2019 and 2020. This collaboration between the private and public sectors, delivering a good which neither has been able to...

Cowen Institute takes first step in expanding mission, improving lives of New Orleans youth

The Cowen Institute's new research initiative aims to help New Orleans students with college and career readiness.

Daniel Horowitz, Views Editor

December 20, 2017

For 10 years, the Cowen Institute has aimed to improve public education in the greater New Orleans area. In November, the organization received an opportunity to expand on its work with the hope it will help New Orleans public school students beyond K-12 education. The Institute's new research initiati...

Student Org Spotlight: NAMI On Campus promotes mental health discussion

finding intersectionality together

Story Sullivan, Contributing Reporter

September 28, 2017

The National Alliance on Mental Illness On Campus is a student-led organization that seeks to foster a judgment-free community to discuss mental health and work to de-stigmatize the issue on campus. The club aims to educate people about mental illness and normalize the conversation regarding mental h...

Affirmative action critical for representation in universities

Affirmative action critical for representation in universities

Jordan Hall, Contributing Writer

August 24, 2017

 With political conversations circling the collegiate admissions process, it is obligatory that Tulane students understand the ongoing debate over affirmative action. Supporters of a change in legislation claim white students are being denied admittance to universities in favor of less-qualified stud...

Secretary of education confirmation threatens NOLA schools

DeVos New Orleans Tulane

Daniel Horowitz, Associate Views Editor

February 9, 2017

The United States Senate voted to confirm President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, on Tuesday. DeVos has been a subject of controversy, like most of Trump's Cabinet nominees. As secretary of education, DeVos must work with school systems, including New Orleans, in order...

NOLA education system fails to incorporate community

Lily Milwit, Staff Writer

September 21, 2016

Since Hurricane Katrina, the city has rebuilt buildings, repainted classrooms and stocked bookshelves. This fall marks the 10th year since New Orleans school districts reopened after Katrina, which damaged or destroyed 112 of the city's 128 public schools. While the education system has undergone signifi...