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Tulane’s 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

The Tulane Hullabaloo is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Tulane University. Consider subscribing today to support our mission. This Saturday, June 20, History and Latin American Studies faculty at Tulane University unofficially renamed the F. Edward Hebert Hall as the Gwendoly...

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 it was abruptly removed, leaving a barren stand in front of McAlister Auditorium. The decision came ...

Campus maintains connections to legendary capitalist with legacy of colonization


Austin Rodriguez and Alejandra González Vargas

April 25, 2018

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 government was not launched from American soil. Waiting for Christmas a few miles off of the American coast was ...

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. While this story is not true, these buildings, which are some of the oldest on campus, do...