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COVID-19 testing station in Patterson Hall

Students react to new COVID-19 guidelines with recent spike and shift to Phase Two

Jessie Lehman, Contributing Reporter February 3, 2021

Friday, Jan. 29,  New Orleans transitioned to a Modified Phase Two plan. This plan requires mask-wearing in public places and when with anyone outside of your household — indoors or outdoors — other...

Students wear masks for in-person class as the board projects the tech-enhanced Zoom class with distance-learning students.

Administration announces COVID-19 policies for spring semester

Harrison Thorn, Senior Staff Reporter December 19, 2020

More details regarding the upcoming return to campus for the spring semester were announced Dec. 18 by an email from President Mike Fitts; Robin Forman, vice president for academic affairs and provost;...

Outdoor classrooms are being constructed on the Berger Family Lawn for social distancing during fall semester classes.

Fitts announces plan for return to campus

Amy Nankin, News Editor July 20, 2020

The Tulane Hullabaloo is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Tulane University. Consider subscribing today to support our mission. This morning, Tulane University President Mike Fitts...

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Fitts pledges funds, expands programming to combat racism in Tulane community

Cullen Fagan, Senior Staff Reporter June 12, 2020

On Friday, the Tulane student body received an email from President Mike Fitts in which he pledged that the university would take concrete steps to further anti-racist goals. He cited recent national events,...

Hanson Dai | Art Director

Anthony Fauci subscribes to Tulane research newsletter

Erika Massaro , Contributing Reporter April 23, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic continues nationwide, hitting New Orleans especially hard, Tulane researchers have made efforts in the fight to develop treatments for the virus. From collecting grants...


Student residence halls to be used for medical personnel

Gabby Abrams , News Editor April 4, 2020

Since the first case of the novel coronavirus was detected in Louisiana on March 9, the number of cases in the state has skyrocketed above 10,000, more than 1,000 patients hospitalized. New Orleans has...


Fitts approves 40% rebate on housing, dining and recreation fees

Gabby Abrams , News Editor April 1, 2020

Tulane students received an email this morning from Patrick Norton, senior vice president and COO, and Robin Forman, senior vice president of Academic Affairs and provost, announcing a rebate to their...


Administrator tests positive in Tulane community’s first coronavirus case

Josh Axelrod, Senior Staff Reporter March 20, 2020

A member of the Tulane administration has tested positive for coronavirus, marking the Tulane community's first confirmed case of the virus, President Mike Fitts said in an email Friday. The administrator...

President Fitts points to the new

Fitts unveils new bead tree sculpture

Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Reporter February 19, 2020

After being struck by lightning a few years ago, a termite infection ultimately led to the removal of Tulane’s beloved “bead tree” last spring. Tuesday, University President Mike Fitts held a ceremonial...


New Orleans Book Festival announces lineup of best-selling authors

Colin Threlkeld, Senior Staff Reporter October 17, 2019

Tulane officially announced that it will host the 2020 New Orleans Book Festival March 19-21. At a press conference Wednesday, Tulane President Mike Fitts spoke along with festival co-chairs Walter Isaacson...

Tulane's trees are well-rooted in the university's past.

Historic “bead tree” removed from Tulane’s campus

Amy Nankin, News Editor May 15, 2019

Tulane University announced that the beloved “bead tree” — a sizeable Nuttall oak tree covered in Mardi Gras beads that became a recognizable feature on campus — was removed from the Academic Quadrangle...

Czars Trinidad | Senior Staff Artist

4 years in: Mike Fitts in review

Edwin Wang, Staff Writer March 14, 2019

When Tulane announced that Apple CEO Tim Cook would be the university’s 2019 commencement speaker, many Tulanians felt a sense of pride in securing such an accomplished individual at our university. Indeed,...

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