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Strict attendance policies hinder the quality and efficacy of in-person instruction

Save attendance policies for the schoolhouse

Gabe Darley, Staff Writer September 9, 2020

Tulane University is a higher education institution whose undergraduate students are legal adults who have chosen to continue their formal learning process beyond what is mandated by the state. Though...

Optional pass/fail grading scheme does not level playing field

Optional pass/fail grading scheme does not level playing field

Deeya Patel and Cullen Fagan April 29, 2020

After the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic on March 11, universities including Harvard, Columbia and Stanford have opted for universal pass/fail grading for their undergraduate students....


Students to select grading scheme for spring courses, provost says

Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Reporter March 23, 2020

Undergraduate students will now have the option to switch their courses to a P (Pass) / MP (Minimal Pass) / U (Unsatisfactory) structure. Robin Forman, senior vice president for academic affairs and...


Tulane students deserve an A-plus on their transcript

Tanvi Telekunta, Contributing Writer February 19, 2020

In a system that rewards grades and other quantitative measurements over qualitative factors like effort or willingness to take risks, students are incentivized to take easy classes to ensure their GPAs...

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