The Tulane Hullabaloo

Letter to the Editor: Pregnancy is not a disease

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Kayla Roesner, Renee Trepagnier

November 21, 2019

Kayla Roesner is the president of Tulane University Right to Life. Renee Trepagnier is a member of TURTL and a Newcomb Scholar. It is a marvel that one can walk around the great campus of Tulane University and rarely encounter a pregnant student. Out of the 14,062 undergraduates, graduates and professio...

Letter to the Editor: Response to Rashida Tlaib article

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Cori Shalit and Yael Pasumansky

September 18, 2019

On Sept. 12, 2019, Tulane students wrote an article about Rashida Tlaib’s visit to Tulane. In the article, the authors bring up a multitude of issues, including the representative’s opinion on the Arab-Israeli conflict.  While diverse opinions should be endorsed, journalists must adhere to the ...

LTTE: USG sustainability committee

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John Alexander and Grace Cushing

April 11, 2019

Dear Editor, The members of the Undergraduate Student Government Sustainability Committee are writing you to express the widespread concern among the Tulane community regarding climate change. The purpose of our committee is to foster sustainability at Tulane by promoting care for our local and global...

Letter to the Editor: Addressing The Elephant

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Allison Foster and Katarina Engler

April 4, 2019

Dear Editor: The 2017 Tulane University Sexual Misconduct Climate Survey results were staggering. Their release took Tulane by storm, and rightly so. 41% of Tulane undergraduate women and 18% of Tulane undergraduate men reported being sexually assaulted during their time at Tulane. That number is...

Letter to the Editor: Tulane fails to address needs of Muslim students, takes no initiative against Islamophobia

Letter to the Editor: Tulane fails to address needs of Muslim students, takes no initiative against Islamophobia

March 27, 2019

On March 15 a White nationalist massacred 50 worshippers at the Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The vast majority of the victims of this attack were immigrants, people who had struggled through multi-year immigration processes to arrive in New Zealand, only to be killed by an...

Letter to the Editor: Meal plan petitions ignore workers and students from low-income backgrounds

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Anfernee "Bubba" Murray

February 27, 2019

We, as members of Students Organizing Against Racism and members of the Tulane community, came across news of future plans by Tulane administrative bodies to mandate that undergraduates purchase a four-year meal plan from the university. Students’ response to the idea has been extremely negative, as evidenced by the 1,300+ signatures on both of the stude...

Letter to the Editor: Voting

Ashley Chen | Views Layout Editor

Bailey Casteel, Contributing Writer

October 25, 2018

Dear Editor: With the midterm elections less than two weeks away, I want to emphasize to your audience that voter turnout is essential. This midterm election, 35 Senate seats are open, as well as all 435 seats of the House of Representatives. With many states allowing early voting, the voting se...

Letter to the Editor: Transgender Rights

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Eva Dils, Kennon Stewart, and Peter Kintner

October 24, 2018

Dear Editor, On Sunday, The New York Times reported on an effort by our federal government to undermine the existence of transgender, intersex and gender-diverse Americans. The Department of Health and Human Services is attempting to redefine gender to legally and politically erase the gender identit...

Letter to the Editor: Tulane should be proud to be associated with Peace Corps


Elias Garcia, Alumnus

October 3, 2018

I am writing this letter in response to the article “Tulane students must be critical of No. 1 Peace Corps Volunteer ranking” that was published on September 27, 2018. As an alumnus of Tulane and a currently serving Peace Corps Volunteer, I am excited to see current students apply a critical l...

Letter to the Editor: Tulane needs to take campus safety seriously


Kate DeMoss

September 7, 2018

Two recent developments in campus safety have presented university students, faculty, administrators and staff with difficult challenges: the exposure of Urban Meyer and a series of cases challenging Obama-era policy regarding sexual assault at universities. Mounting pressure has compelled many u...

Letter to the Editor: Israel aligns with Tulane Values, hate does not


July 30, 2018

Recently, a Tulane student group wrote a Letter to the Editor in which it discussed its opposition to President Fitts' visit to Israel to explore possible collaborations with Israeli universities. It claimed that any Tulane-Israel partnership is hypocritical to Tulane's values, when, in reality, Tulane...

Letter to the Editor: Tulane Israeli partnership is a hypocrisy of university values


Students for Justice in Palestine

July 3, 2018

On June 25 Tulane News announced President Mike Fitts would be visiting the state of Israel this week with the intention of exchanging opportunities with four Israeli universities: Bar Ilan University, Ben Gurion University, Tel Aviv University and the Technion. Fitts’ visit to Israel, coupled with t...