The Tulane Hullabaloo

Tulane holds virtual ceremony to honor Class of 2020

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Amy Nankin, News Editor

May 17, 2020

Saturday afternoon, Tulane University held an online ceremony to honor the graduating Class of 2020, titled "TUgether: Connecting the Class of 2020."  The ceremony began with a slideshow of pictures members of the class of 2020 submitted that showcase fond memories of their time at Tulane and a musi...

Hull Poll: Here’s what our seniors think graduation should look like

Staff Photographer

April 15, 2020

It used to go like this: The sun will rise in the east, and come May, seniors will walk across the stage after months of anticipation and receive their diploma. Your instagram feed will be filled with sorority girls chugging André while blocking a street car. You’ll receive a stole from an organiz...

Tulane to hold virtual ceremony May 16, in-person commencement postponed indefinitely


Amy Nankin, News Editor

April 2, 2020

Tulane President Mike Fitts sent out an email to seniors this morning alerting them of changes to this year's commencement ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A virtual ceremony will take place on the previously schedule commencement date, May 16, called "TUgether – Connecting the Class of 2020" ...

Hull Poll: Here’s who we think should speak at graduation

Hull Poll: Here's who we think should speak at graduation

Josh Axelrod, Views Editor

September 25, 2019

Make things right, Tulane. On Wednesday, the Commencement Planning Committee crushingly announced that the class of 2020 would not walk across the stage of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome during graduation, a moment each student comes to eagerly anticipate. Instead, the underwhelming Yulman Stadium...

Apple CEO Tim Cook delivers commencement speech for Tulane’s Class of 2019

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Campbell Lutz, Senior Staff Reporter

May 21, 2019

Few life events are as consequential or memorable as a college graduation. Each year, Tulane hosts graduation in New Orleans' massive Mercedes-Benz Superdome and puts on a ceremony meant to match the significance of the event. Complete with fireworks and New Orleans-style jazz music, this year's May 18 ...

Airing of Grievances: Post-graduation plans

Airing of Grievances: Post-graduation plans

Cadence Neenan, Senior Staff Reporter

April 4, 2019

Dear “So What Are You Doing After Graduation?,” At first, I barely thought of you. We skated through junior year of college as mere acquaintances, an afterthought in conversations with distant relatives and people who mistook me for a senior. We were amicable, yet distant, and all was well. ...

Breaking News: Apple CEO Tim Cook to address Tulane University graduates at 2019 Commencement

Breaking News: Apple CEO Tim Cook to address Tulane University graduates at 2019 Commencement

Nile Pierre, News Editor

February 7, 2019

Today, President Fitts announced that Apple CEO Tim Cook will be the Class of 2019’s keynote commencement speaker on May 18 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. "At Tulane, we are committed to addressing global challenges, giving back to our community and always acting with integrity and wisdom," Fi...

“Success is not the result of making one good choice”: class of 2018 receives advice at graduation

Streamers and confetti rain down on graduates at the conclusion of the ceremony on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Courtesy of Paula Burch-Celentano, Tulane University

Canela Lopez and Cadence Neenan

May 23, 2018

Eager parents, relatives and loved ones streamed into the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on May 19, taking their seats in anticipation of the Tulane University's Unified Commencement Ceremony. Members of Tulane's class of 2018 filled the arena with excitement as they received praise for their collective...

Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans: The Hullabaloo staff reflects on NOLA favorites

April 25, 2018

As the 2017-18 school year comes to an end and finals season closes in, Hullabaloo seniors reflect on what they will miss most about New Orleans when they graduate, and Hullabaloo underclassmen reflect on what they'll miss when they return home for the summer. Lily Milwit — Class of 2018 I've been so luck...

Airing of Grievances: Whomst is our commencement speaker?!?!

Airing of Grievances: Whomst is our commencement speaker?!?!

April 14, 2018

Dear Tulane administration and whoever else is responsible for booking the 2018 commencement speaker, Let me cut to the chase – what in the heck is going on? In recent memory, Tulane's commencement speaker has always been announced by early March AT THE LATEST. It is now mid-April and we have no...

Road to Graduation: Students pursue national scholarships


Cam Lutz, Senior Staff Reporter

February 1, 2018

Senior year isn't all fun and games. For many, the stress of post-graduation plans can be overwhelming, which is why we're introducing our newest column, Road to Graduation. Every week we will check in with seniors about their post-grad plans and talk about their anxieties and aspirations. As the sp...

Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans?

Helen Mirren delivers the keynote address at the unified commencement ceremony May 20 at the Superdome.

Lauren Gaines, Senior Staff Reporter

May 26, 2017

Tulane University's Unified Commencement Ceremony on May 20 brought second lines, jazz and words of wisdom to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. On the day of commencement, Tulane students, parents, faculty, staff and community members made their way to the Superdome to say congratulations and goodbye to ...