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

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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...

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber calls for change, empowers community audience


Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Reporter

January 31, 2019

“Martin Luther King, Coretta Scott — they are dead, and they are not coming back.” Rev. Dr. William J. Barber said. “But it’s our time now. We are their children, and it’s time for us to march and to vote." As though a true child of MLK, Barber’s voice made the room shake. His words o...

TUPD amends its screening process, sensitivity training following recent incident

TUPD amends its screening process, sensitivity training following recent incident

Kila Moore, News Editor

November 29, 2018

On Thursday, Nov. 15, The Hullabaloo discovered that two of three new police officers hired by Tulane University Police Department had posted content to their personal social media pages that contradicted Tulane’s equity policies. One of the officers, Ethan Hutton, had several posts on his Facebo...

Everything you need to know about the Kaleidoscope RLC

Kaleidoscope RLC residents in their social justice TIDES class.

Ori Tsameret, Contributing Writer

November 28, 2018

For many marginalized students, having a safe space to explore their identities is essential to their college experience. Enter Kaleidoscope, a Residential Learning Community dedicated to the exploration of the different identities and values of the students comprising them. This unique RLC is the brainchild of the...

OMA Alumni Breakfast connects Tulanians of color

OMA Alumni Breakfast connects Tulanians of color

Canela Lopez, Senior Staff Reporter

November 14, 2018

“There was this alumni man ... one of the busiest black men on campus,” Anfernee “Bubba” Murray said. “He was on three different positions, he had a part-time job, a campus job and he was also trying to be a student … He had a little side hustle by cutting hair. He would cut hair on his floor up...

Admissions’ multicultural fly-ins work to recruit a more diverse student body

Photo courtesy of Kennon Stewart

Jessica Galloway, Intersections Editor

October 25, 2018

For many students of color, the factors that go into choosing a college go beyond the basics of “proximity to home” and “dining hall quality.” Gauging what the student experience is like is essential, especially because, for some students, predominantly white institutions like Tulane can be difficult en...

Multicultural leadership retreat encourages students to care for both themselves and their community

Justin Marcano, Contributing Reporter

September 21, 2018

The Office of Multicultural Affairs held its annual Fall Multicultural Leadership Retreat (MLR) over the weekend of Sept.14-16 at Seashore United Methodist Assembly in Biloxi, Mississippi. The retreat was conceived seven years ago to discuss social identities, intersectionality, personal values, experi...

“The O” provides community, opportunity to students throughout 30-year history


Canela Lopez and Kila Moore

February 22, 2018

In honor of the 30-year anniversary of the Tulane University Office of Multicultural Affairs and Black History Month, The Tulane Hullabaloo has outlined a history of "The O" and traced its 30 years of activism, community and triumph against adversity. If one peers between the multicolored posters and s...

Staff editorial: Administration must demonstrate religious inclusivity

September 14, 2017

The events of September 11, 2001, inflicted trauma on families and communities across the world. For the country as a whole, the day also marked a turning point for religious tolerance. This week, as we commemorate that day and remember the lives lost, it is critical that we consider the ways September ...