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Tulane Black Student Union releases list of demands and expectations


Amy Nankin, News Editor

July 26, 2020

The Tulane Hullabaloo is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Tulane University. Consider subscribing today to support our mission. This Saturday, July 25, the Tulane Black Student Union released “Tulane Black Student Union Demands and Expectations for Tulane University,” a fou...

Fitts pledges funds, expands programming to combat racism in Tulane community

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Cullen Fagan, Senior Staff Reporter

June 12, 2020

On Friday, the Tulane student body received an email from President Mike Fitts in which he pledged that the university would take concrete steps to further anti-racist goals. He cited recent national events, including the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, and the related protest...

A flawed approach to a real problem: Equity fee should not be implemented

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Campbell Lutz, Senior Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

On Oct. 29, the Tulane Undergraduate Student Body passed a resolution 24-6 calling for the administration to institute a mandatory equity fee of $240 per student. The fee would go toward funding organizations that support marginalized groups on campus. The administration should not implement this fee.  ...

On the 1619 Project and looking for Black justice

The 1619 Project being discussed at Conversations in Color

Juharah Worku, Contributing Reporter

November 13, 2019

Juharah Worku is a research associate for Professor Selamawit D. Terrefe  The Amistad Research Center hosted the latest installment of “Conversations in Color,” a free cultural series centering authors and artists whose work focuses on social justice, this past Friday.  The event, titled “T...

Equity Fee organizers Les Griots Violets introduce themselves and their mission

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Les Griots Violets

November 6, 2019

Nous sommes Les Griots Violets. We are Les Griots Violets. We are activists, we are organizers, we are revolutionaries, we are movers and shakers. We are storytellers. We lift the voices of those who have been silenced. We are Black women who want a better life on campus for everyone.  We center ...

Student organizers pass USG bill calling for $240-per-student equity fee

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Staff Report

October 30, 2019

Tonight, a resolution to establish an equity fee at Tulane University was passed by the Undergraduate Student Government.  The resolution, which passed 24-6 with one abstention, calls for a fee that would increase tuition by $240 per student to help fund areas on campus that are dedicated to supporting Black and other marginalized students.  The bill was authored by Les Griots Violets, a coalition of students organizing arou...