The Tulane Hullabaloo

Optional pass/fail grading scheme does not level playing field

Cecilia Hammond | Senior Staff Artist

Deeya Patel and Cullen Fagan

April 29, 2020

After the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic on March 11, universities including Harvard, Columbia and Stanford have opted for universal pass/fail grading for their undergraduate students. Some schools, including Tulane, have modified their grading systems to make a pass/fail grading scheme optional for students for their respective courses, me...

USG breaks ground on outdoor classroom project

outdoor classroom

Rachel Horn, News Associate Editor

March 1, 2018

The sunny weather in New Orleans often encourages professors to hold class outside. Next fall, they won't have to worry about students picking at grass during their lectures. To provide students with a structured outdoor learning space, Tulane Undergraduate Student Government commissioned the creati...

“Shelter from the storm”: Tulane opens doors to Puerto Rican students, organizes relief efforts

Hurricane Irma devastated St. Martin when it hit on Sept. 6. Students from St. Martin, along with students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, can apply to enroll at Tulane for the Spring 2018 semester.

Sanjali De Silva, Jonathon Marks, Emma Brick-Hezeau, and Megan Plotka

October 26, 2017

Seven hurricanes have ravaged the Atlantic region since August, with four of them registered as Category 4 or higher. According to recent estimates, the combined damage from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria totals as much as $385 billion. For comparison, the 2005 hurricane season that included Hur...