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Tulane seeks name nominations for Hebert Hall ‘spaces’

Martha Sanchez, News Editor November 3, 2022

Tulane University is accepting nominations for the renaming of “spaces” within Hebert Hall. The school recently said the Uptown building would retain its name after a years-long debate over the...

The signs in front of F. Edward Hébert Hall were unofficially changed last month to honor Gwendolyn Midlo Hall. But the buildings name has not changed, and the signs have since been reversed as part of a years long controversy over the buildings name.

Hebert Hall controversy leaves faculty, students disappointed

Ellie Cowen, Contributing Writer October 28, 2022

After decades of student and faculty efforts to rename F. Edward Hebert Hall, President Mike Fitts released a university-wide email on Sept. 27 concluding that the administration was unable to reach...


Hebert Hall to retain name

Martha Sanchez, News Editor September 28, 2022

Tulane University will not rename Hebert Hall, the focus of a yearslong debate centered on its namesake F. Edward Hébert’s segregationist views. Tulane is instead opting to prominently display facts...

Building renaming efforts nationwide call into question who really belongs on campus

Building renaming efforts nationwide call into question who really belongs on campus

Ori Tsameret, Intersections Editor November 12, 2020

In 2017, three then-members of Undergraduate Student Government, Shahamat Uddin, Sonali Chadha and Juharah Worku created legislation to rename Hebert Hall on the academic quadrangle. Inspired by Student...

Tulanes Hebert Hall takes on new name in face of controversy

Tulane’s Hebert Hall takes on new name in face of controversy

Haley Soares, Senior Staff Reporter June 22, 2020

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Entangled with plantation history, Tulane removes iconic campus bell

Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Reporter March 5, 2020

According to tradition, it only rings twice a year: once for convocation and once for commencement.  Graduating seniors in the Class of 2020 were gearing up to hear the Victory Bell ring — until...


Campus maintains connections to legendary capitalist with legacy of colonization

One night in 1911, under the cover of darkness, revolutionary general-for-hire Lee Christmas slipped away from Secret Service agents in New Orleans who were seeking to ensure that a coup on the Honduran...


Unpacking Architecture: Vanderbilt’s accidental buildings

Peter Kintner, Staff Reporter March 21, 2018

According to campus legend, the reason the F. Edward Hebert Hall and Richardson Building don't match the rest of the Academic Quad is that their bricks were swapped for bricks destined for Vanderbilt University....

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