The Tulane Hullabaloo

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 ...

USG wraps up fall semester


Gabe Darley, Contributing Reporter

December 5, 2019

It’s been a busy semester for Tulanians serving on the Undergraduate Student Government Senate. USG held seven different legislative sessions It has been a busy semester for Tulanians serving on the Undergraduate Student Government Senate. USG held seven legislative sessions throughout the semester ...

Tulane introduces first gender-inclusive homecoming court

Tulane's 2019 homecoming court winners

Deeya Patel, News Editor

October 30, 2019

Tulane homecoming weekend means football, music, alumni and a celebration of the Green Wave. And this year, a gender-inclusive homecoming court.  In the past, homecoming court consisted of 10 undergraduate seniors, half contesting for the title of homecoming queen and the other half contesting f...

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

equity fee

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...

Ten Quick Questions at Tulane: Lauren Gaines


Deeya Patel, News Editor

October 23, 2019

  Lauren Gaines, a senior at Tulane, is involved in a variety of organizations at Tulane. She is the executive vice president of Tulane’s Undergraduate Student Government, a brother in business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi and a residential advisor. The Hullabaloo sat down with her to discuss wha...

USG sexual violence town hall addresses climate survey updates

Amy Nankin | News Editor

Amy Nankin, News Editor

October 16, 2019

On Tuesday, Tulane’s Undergraduate Student Government hosted its annual Sexual Violence Town Hall, a platform for students to voice concerns about sexual violence on campus.    The Sexual Violence Town Hall was created following the campus-wide Climate Survey in 2018. The success of the e...

Howard-Tilton Memorial Library to expand operating hours


Colin Threlkeld, Senior Staff Reporter

August 22, 2019

AddiWhen classes begin on Monday, Aug. 26, over-eager students will no longer be held back by Howard-Tilton Memorial Library's oppressive 3:45 a.m. closing time. In an email to students Thursday morning, Undergraduate Student Government President Joseph Sotile announced changes that will keep the buil...

USG presidential candidate forum: Joseph Sotile

USG presidential candidate forum: Joseph Sotile

March 18, 2019

Editor’s Note: The following questions were posed by the PVC, a group of progressive student organization leaders that hold a forum and endorse USG Executive Board candidates. The organization was formerly known as The Progressive Voter Coalition and was deferred for a name change due to a USG bylaw t...

Q&A: USG Vice President for Student Life-elect Joseph Sotile starts planning next year’s initiatives

Joseph Sotile

Rachel Horn, Associate News Editor

April 18, 2018

Sophomore Joseph Sotile, a political science and international relations major, was recently elected Undergraduate Student Government vice president for student life for the 2018-19 year. The Hullabaloo spoke to Sotile about his goals, initiatives and challenges for the upcoming year. Why did you d...

Meet Your Candidates: Vice President of Student Life

Meet Your Candidates: Vice President of Student Life

March 8, 2018

Joseph Sotile