The Tulane Hullabaloo

Tulane purchases 300,000 SAT-takers’ names as acceptance rate falls to all-time low

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Sanjali De Silva and Josh Axelrod

December 5, 2019

After taking the SAT in his junior year of high school, Tan, a Vietnamese immigrant and Washington, D.C. resident, started receiving mail from Tulane. Tan visited campus, reached out to the Office of Financial Aid and sent a professor his application essay to read over. Then, along with the mor...

Activism to academia: Selamawit Terrefe challenges students to question power through theory

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Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

In her 1993 Nobel Prize acceptance speech, the now-departed literary legend Toni Morrison said, “We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.” For Selamawit Terrefe, a new addition to Tulane’s English faculty, those words ripple beneath the surface of all she does. Terrefe studied under Barbara Christian, a...

USG calls on Tulane to condemn religious intolerance after Tree of Life shooting

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Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Reporter

November 19, 2018

On Oct. 27, 11 people died in a shooting that occurred at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Some members of the Tulane Undergraduate Student Government said they immediately knew they would need to respond to these events on a community level. Senators Eva Dils and Frederick Bell, Counci...

USG calls on administration to reaffirm support for transgender Tulanians

USG calls on administration to reaffirm support for transgender Tulanians

Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Reporter

October 25, 2018

Last night, the Undergraduate Student Government passed a resolution which called on President Mike Fitts to reaffirm Tulane’s support for transgender members of the community. On Sunday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced its plans to more narrowly define gender as biologi...

Father John Misty set to grace the Civic Theater stage

Father John Misty set to grace the Civic Theater stage

Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Reporter

October 3, 2018

Courtesy of https://commons.wikimedia.org Father John Misty, also known as Joshua Michael Tillman or J. Tillman, is set to perform this Saturday night at the Civic Theater. From his role as the drummer in folk rock band Fleet Foxes to his abundance of solo albums, Father John Misty has made a name for himself in the indie folk world of music. On Saturday, he will highlight his most recent album...

Jewish studies department aims for expansion, attempts to reach more people

Jewish studies department aims for expansion, attempts to reach more people

Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Reporter

September 22, 2018

When Michael Cohen became chair of the Jewish studies department, he saw great potential. He had big hopes to reach more students, hire the best professors and provide more variety within the curriculum than ever before. Cohen and the rest of the Jewish studies team are working to increase the si...

Campus set to have Blue Bikes hub in 2019

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Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Reporter

September 14, 2018

Tuesday night, the Undergraduate Student Government passed a resolution that supports the construction of a Blue Bikes station on campus. Blue Bikes launched as New Orlean's first bike share in December of 2017. Since it's launch, the program has expanded through the Garden District and into parts of...

Sex trafficking poses threat to community, students

A shop on Bourbon Street advertises strippers and professional dancers. Establishments like these have been linked to sex trafficking in the French Quarter.

Sanjali De Silva, Associate Editor

December 6, 2017

Freshman Clare Maus grew up in a city but was still taken aback by the lively and unique nightlife in New Orleans. She remembers that her first few times in the French Quarter left her astounded by the abundance of drunkards and tourists prowling the street. But what she said really made her feel f...

Queue: Disney Throwbacks

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Sanjali De Silva, Associate Editor

December 1, 2017

If you’re going to take a Netflix trip down memory lane, you might as well make it a good one. These films are some of the most wholesome and entertaining Disney throwbacks that will most certainly quench your nostalgic thirst. And extra bonus - once you watch one, your Netflix will never let you forg...

Office of Study Abroad to offer free passports for students

Student Juharah Worku poses with her U.S. passport.

Sanjali De Silva, Associate Editor

November 30, 2017

The Office of Study Abroad and the Council on International Educational Exchange will be providing free passports for students as part of CIEE's Passport Caravan program in an effort to make study abroad more accessible for undergraduate students. Eligibility for the free passport requires that students be degr...

Blessey Hall Rock Garden features historic natural rocks

The Rock Garden is now located outside of Walter E. Blessey Hall on the J. Bennett Johnston Quadrangle.

Sanjali De Silva, Associate Editor

November 30, 2017

In the 1980s a group of students hauled every rock it could find on the campus to a central location now known as the "Rock Garden." The closest natural rocks to Tulane's campus lie nearly 5,000 feet below the ground. For geology students, this wasn't going to cut it. Students decided to search the ...

Tulane’s culture of spending magnifies wealth disparities among students

Tulane's culture of spending magnifies wealth disparities among students

Josh Axelrod, Sanjali De Silva, and Matt Saletta

November 16, 2017

Junior Tayla Moore sits in an Uber as a feeling of dread washes over her. The music is blaring and her sorority sisters chat loudly, but Moore is not listening. She is thinking about how many hours she will have to work to make up for this one Uber ride. "So you really got to sit there and play Tet...