The Tulane Hullabaloo

July 13 News Update

One of Tulane's temporary classrooms under construction near Monroe Hall.

Gabby Abrams, News Editor

July 13, 2020

Due to the frequency of updates related to the COVID-19 pandemic and Tulane's reopening plans, The Hullabaloo is creating a separate page on our website for these updates. Tulane files amicus brief in support of Harvard, MIT lawsuit against ICE  JULY 14 UPDATE: The Trump administration rescinde...

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

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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, including the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, and the related protest...

Tulane to begin fall semester Aug. 19th, eliminating fall break and increasing social distancing practices

Tulane football player dismissed following battery charges

Gabby Abrams, News Editor

May 30, 2020

Tulane University students will be welcomed back to campus on Wednesday, Aug. 19, five days earlier than originally scheduled, and the semester will continue in person until Tuesday, Nov. 24, President Mike Fitts announced in today's letter to the Tulane community. This announcement follows Fitts'...

New this Spring: Dean Skinner to hold office hours

Dean Skinner is now holding weekly office hours on Fridays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in 113 Cudd Hall.

Mia Edelson, Contributing Reporter

January 29, 2020

Office hours are not just for desperate moments leading up to an exam when students seek answers to last minute questions. At the beginning of each semester, many professors encourage students to stop by their offices even if just to get to know them and their academic interests. Now, newly appointed...

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor headlines Presidential Speaker Series


Deeya Patel, News Editor

October 26, 2019

Two hours before the event, eager students began filling McAlister Auditorium. Last night, 1,334 students and faculty attended the first event in the Tulane's Presidential Speaker Series featuring Sonia Sotomayor, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Sotomayor has served on the...

Historic “bead tree” removed from Tulane’s campus

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

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 Tuesday. Lightening struck the tree a few years ago, and the tree was in danger of falling...

News: “Only the Audacious” campaign fails due to lack of audacity on campus


Sanjali De Silva and Josh Axelrod

April 4, 2018

"Who knew raising $10 billion would be so difficult?" President Mike Fitts said, in his "A View from Gibson" email to the student body. Fitts made a startling announcement this afternoon, calling off his "Only the Audacious" campaign. The cancellation is reportedly due to an alarming lack of audacity...

Student found dead in on-campus residence hall

Josh Axelrod, News Editor

March 12, 2018

The Hullabaloo will provide further updates as they become available. A Tulane student was found dead Sunday night around 6 p.m. in his residence hall, according to the Tulane University Police Department. The student was identified as freshman Vineet Kallanagowdar. New Orleans Police Departme...

Marginalized communities respond to sexual assault climate survey results

President Mike Fitts makes opening remarks at the town hall last Wednesday night.

Josh Axelrod, Sanjali De Silva, and Sophia Mariani

February 8, 2018

After five months of waiting and speculating, students gathered to hear the results of the Sexual Assault Climate Survey. The doors of Kendall Cram Lecture Room opened at 4:30 p.m. By 4:39 p.m. all 400 seats were taken. Beginning at 5 p.m. and going more than an hour over its scheduled end time, the town hall last We...

The dynasty and the underdog: Tulane prepares for Super Bowl LII

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Grant Barnes, Sports Editor

January 31, 2018

The NFL season will end with Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Though the game will be played more than 1,000 miles away, Tulane students and staff alike are preparing to watch and celebrate this weekend's big game. This season finale features two starkly different teams:...

Students press administration over release of sexual assault town hall results

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Josh Axelrod and Sanjali De Silva

January 31, 2018

Scroll down to read the comprehensive live updates from the event. Read next week’s issue for insights on student reactions, thoughts from administration and what steps are moving forward. Yesterday evening, the Kendall Cram auditorium overflowed with students waiting to hear the results of the s...

Tulane reflects on racial past in light of Charlottesville events

Tulane reflects on racial past in light of Charlottesville events

Nile Pierre, Emily Fornof, Jessica Galloway, and Kila Moore

August 24, 2017

This past month, a "Unite the Right" rally, led by white nationalists on the University of Virginia's Charlottesville campus, incited violence and sent waves of polarization throughout the country. Thirty years prior to the rally that generated national attention, members of the Tulane chapter of the...