The Tulane Hullabaloo

Welcome to the Pluriverse: Taylor Center’s new podcast project

Sofia Viscuso | Photography Editor

Emily Rubino, Contributing Reporter

November 7, 2019

This semester, the Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking at Tulane University launched “Welcome to the Pluriverse.” Lesley-Ann Noel, professor and associate director for design thinking for social impact, created this project in hopes of sharing the stories of de...

Plant the Peace: Fighting climate change one tree at a time

Cecilia Hammond | Contributing Artst

Cori Shalit, Arcade Editor

October 2, 2019

Plant the Peace, a new nonprofit founded by three Tulane University students, aims to fight “climate change at the intersection of education technology and carbon reduction,” according to one of the co-founders, senior Max Steitz.  The nonprofit’s website offers free educational games across c...

Tulane donor’s oil spill verges on becoming largest in US history

Michael Chen, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill on April 2010 was recorded as one of the largest oil spills in the country, discharging approximately 200 million gallons of petroleum into the Gulf of Mexico.   Another oil spill, however, is verging on surpassing the Deepwater Horizon spill to become the lar...

Bedsheet Project provokes sexual violence dialogue

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Fiona Grathwohl, Senior Staff Reporter

April 19, 2018

Next week, students from every sphere of Tulane will be invited to participate in the Bedsheet Project, an initiative to start dialogue surrounding sexual violence on campus. The Bedsheet Project will allow students to write on, or even cut, bedsheets with any comments, questions or feelings about...

Artists identify social justice-architecture intersection in Tulane lecture

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Ellen Waller, Associate News Editor

March 13, 2018

Artist Theaster Gates and architect Dan Pitera are pushing the boundaries of architecture as they incorporate advocacy for social justice into their designs. Pitera and Gates were hosted on campus by The Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking and the Tulane School of Archit...

Project IX aims to find meaningful solutions to sexual violence

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Fiona Grathwohl, Senior Staff Reporter

March 8, 2018

Approximately 50 students gather around every Wednesday evening, reading quotations from anonymous Tulane peers about campus culture and sexual assault in the community. They are working together to find solutions to Tulane's sexual violence problem. Over the next 10 weeks, these students hope their small ideas w...

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...

Taylor Center NewDay Challenge benefits New Orleans community

Aside from hosting initiatives such as the NewDay Challenge, the Taylor Center also offers a Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship program featuring guest speakers and service learning opportunities.

Jordan Figueredo, Senior Staff Reporter

March 23, 2017

With a goal to cultivate a diverse learning community through social awareness and creative innovation, the Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking challenges students to think beyond the classroom. The NewDay Challenge consists of a contest where students compete for up to $20,000...