The Tulane Hullabaloo

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...

Newcomb adds digital archives to document LGBTQ+ history

The Newcomb Archives at the Newcomb Institute is diversifying its historical archives by adding its first-ever completely digital-born collection to preserve the history of LGBTQ+ activism in New Orleans.

Fiona Grathwohl and Nile Pierre

December 7, 2017

"Trans history is woefully underrepresented in the historical record," Sam Stover, archivist for digital initiatives at the Newcomb Archives and Vorhoff Library Special Collections, said. "In fact, there's a long history of erasing, minimizing or denying the trans community's existence and impact — even i...

Kimberlé Crenshaw: race scholar speaks on erasure of women of color

Kimberle Crenshaw

Emily Fornof, Nile Pierre, and Canela Lopez

October 4, 2017

"[Intersectionality] has been gentrified in the sense that people to whom it initially designed to recognize have been pushed out of the discourse," Kimberlé Crenshaw said at a lunch for Tulane student leaders, staff and faculty members on Sept. 25. "[Women of color] can't be completely pushed in t...