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OPINION | Abolish USG elections now

Abolish USG elections now

Robert Chumbley, Contributing Writer

3 days ago

When most of us think of democratic elections, we initially think of a first-past-the-post system where voters select a single candidate for a single office, and the winner is the one with the most votes. This same, ultra-American system is used in Tulane’s Undergraduate Student Government elections. ...

Letter to the Editor: Student leaders question Tulane’s hasty reopening

Letter to the Editor: Student leaders question Tulane's hasty reopening

Michael Chen and Elsa Rothenberg

August 22, 2020

This statement is not an official statement of the Undergraduate Student Government August 18, 2020 To the Tulane Administration, faculty, staff, parents, and student body: We, the Vice Presidents of the Tulane University Undergraduate Student Government, disavow the reopening of Tulane Universi...

Tulane’s Hebert Hall takes on new name in face of controversy

Tulane's Hebert Hall takes on new name in face of controversy

Haley Soares, Senior Staff Reporter

June 22, 2020

The Tulane Hullabaloo is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Tulane University. Consider subscribing today to support our mission. This Saturday, June 20, History and Latin American Studies faculty at Tulane University unofficially renamed the F. Edward Hebert Hall as the Gwendoly...

Letter to the Editor: USG responds to nationwide racial violence


Adolfo García, Reagan McKinney, and Deja Wells

May 31, 2020

Tulanians, We hope this finds you safe and well. Undergraduate Student Government is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of each and every one of our students during this precarious time. We’d like to address the string of current events that have impacted our community these last few...

Letter to the Editor: The Hullabaloo’s sexual violence op-ed mischaracterizes efforts

Ashley Chen | Views Layout Editor

April 2, 2020

As members of the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Committee of the Undergraduate Student Government, we are concerned by the gross mischaracterization of current sexual violence prevention efforts at Tulane in a recent article published by The Hullabaloo. While we acknowledge shortcomings in current efforts such as the lack of intersectional approaches to add...

Voting for USG representatives is live amid coronavirus pandemic


Amy Nankin, News Editor

April 2, 2020

Tulane University’s Undergraduate Student Government welcomed in its new executive board March 13, and voting for USG representatives opened this morning and will end tomorrow.  Students can cast their votes for president, vice president, treasurer, secretary and up to 10 senators vying for a position to represen...

Q&A with USG President-elect Fo Garcia


Gabby Abrams, News Editor

March 25, 2020

Why did you want to run for the position of USG president?  When I committed to Tulane, I guess I committed alone. I was the first person in my family to go to college and also the first person from my school district to go to Tulane. I moved into a single on the seventh floor of Monroe, and tho...

Sophomore Raymond Baltz III dies in ‘apparent accident’


Sanjali De Silva and Josh Axelrod

March 13, 2020

Tulane sophomore Raymond Baltz III died Thursday evening in what President Mike Fitts called an apparent accident.  It is unclear at this time how Baltz died. The Tulane University Police Department daily activity report noted that officers were dispatched to the scene after a student jumped off ...

Fo Garcia wins USG election by margin of 26 votes; other candidates drop out to avoid runoff


Josh Axelrod, Senior Staff Reporter

March 13, 2020

By a slim margin of 26 votes, Fo Garcia has been elected president of the 2020-2021 Undergraduate Student Government. Though candidates typically need to capture 50 percent of the vote, the other two candidates, Presley Klinger and Deja Wells, agreed to drop out of the race to avoid a runoff. The...

Progressive Voter Coalition: Executive Board Candidates


March 12, 2020

The Hullabaloo is reposting the answers as written by candidates and submitted to the Progressive Voter Coalition. These responses have not been copy edited by our copy team.   The Progressive Voter Coalition (PVC)’s goal is to advocate for progressive goals and values and ensure that the...

Letter to the Editor: Progressive Voter Coalition endorses USG Executive Board Candidates


March 11, 2020

Tulane University students: In its six-year history, the Tulane Progressive Voter Coalition has served as a platform for Multicultural Council, Gender and Sexual Affairs Council, and other organizations to exercise collective voice in an election process that ceaselessly seeks to keep their voices fro...

USG hosts executive board debate before polls open Wednesday

executive board

Amy Nankin, News Editor

March 11, 2020

Students running for Undergraduate Student Government Executive Board positions launched their campaigns early this week in preparation for voting which will take place on March 11 and 12.   Executive board positions include president, vice president of Academic Affairs, vice president of Stude...