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Black Louisianans make up a disproportionately high amount of COVID-19 fatalities.

OPINION | Black New Orleanians are disproportionately affected by omicron

Carlin Stewart, Contributing Columnist February 22, 2022

On Sunday, Dec. 5, the Louisiana Department of Health confirmed the first official case of the omicron COVID-19 variant in Louisiana. By early January of 2022, Louisiana had surpassed the previous...

Potential new members experienced the ease of hybrid recruitment and the authenticity of an in-person process.

OPINION | Hybrid sorority recruitment offers best of both worlds

Ava Crowe, Contributing Columnist February 15, 2022

At Tulane University and many colleges alike, sorority recruitment can be an extremely high-stress endeavor for those going through the process for the first time, as well as for the active members.  Prior...

OPINION | Tulane prepared for uncertain future of COVID-19

OPINION | Tulane prepared for uncertain future of COVID-19

Setah Alavi, Staff Columnist February 2, 2022

COVID-19 was declared a pandemic on March 11, 2020. Just three months later, U.S. COVID-19 cases reached two million, with no end in sight. The global pandemic brought novel challenges. Uncertainty...

Tulane test positivity rates lower than New Orleans

Tulane test positivity rates lower than New Orleans’

Martha Sanchez, Associate News Editor January 28, 2022

Tulane University recorded 126 COVID-19 cases in students’ first week back on campus after an end-of-semester Omicron outbreak in December.  Ninety of the positive cases are students. Thirty-six...

Pictured here is Tulane Medical Center, the primary teaching hospital for Tulane Universitys School of Medicine.

Tulane labs process at least 23 omicron tests

Rohan Goswami, News Editor December 17, 2021

As of Dec. 8, Tulane University School of Medicine laboratories had processed at least 23 COVID-19 tests which were suspected or confirmed to be the omicron variant.  The data, procured through...

COVID-19 update: Tulane reinstates mask mandate, offers virtual end to semester

COVID-19 update: Tulane reinstates mask mandate, offers virtual end to semester

Jada Roth, Chief Copy Editor December 15, 2021

Since the start of the fall semester, Tulane University administered 79,236 COVID-19 tests, 604 of which have returned positive. Of those 604 positive tests, 464 were students and 140 were employees. Tulane’s...

A Hullabaloo archive photograph of a COVID-19 testing station in Patterson Hall from February 2021.

Contact tracing failing as omicron spreads through Tulane

Rohan Goswami, News Editor December 13, 2021

As an outbreak of COVID-19 cases metastasizes through Tulane University — suspected by administrators and students to be the omicron variant — the university’s contact tracing system appears to be...

Tulane reinstitutes indoor mask mandate in wake of growing omicron infections on campus

Tulane reinstitutes indoor mask mandate in wake of growing omicron infections on campus

Zachary Schultz , Breaking News Editor December 10, 2021

Tulane announced it is reinstituting an indoor mask mandate for all students, faculty and staff, regardless of vaccination status, as a result of more omicron cases being identified within the Tulane community.  The...

COVID-19 update: Booster protects against omicron

COVID-19 update: Booster protects against omicron

Martha Sanchez, Staff Reporter December 8, 2021

As of Dec. 8, Tulane University completed 72,618 COVID-19 tests during the fall semester, 335 of which were positive. Tulane has a seven-day 0.7% testing positive rate, the same as Orleans Parish....

Omicron detected at Tulane

Omicron detected at Tulane

Zachary Schultz, Breaking News Editor December 6, 2021

In a statement emailed to students on Dec. 6, Tulane University announced that a Tulane graduate student tested positive for the omicron variant of COVID-19, and the student has been placed in isolation.  This...

Omicron variant detected in Louisiana

Omicron variant detected in Louisiana

Zachary Schultz, Breaking News Editor December 3, 2021

The Louisiana Department of Health announced that it is monitoring a likely case of the omicron variant, the latest strand of COVID-19, in Louisiana. The case has been traced to an individual residing...

Omicron variant on American soil: COVID-19 update

Omicron variant on American soil: COVID-19 update

Mackenzie Bookamer, News Editor December 1, 2021

As of Nov. 30, Tulane University has completed 68,886 COVID-19 tests during the fall semester, 308 of which were positive. Tulane has a seven-day 0.2% positivity rate, while Orleans Parish reported a positivity...

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