The Tulane Hullabaloo

Q&A with USG President-elect Fo Garcia

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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...

Colonial legacies still stand strong at institutions of higher education

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Apoorva Verghese, Contributing Writer

March 5, 2020

The following is an opinion article and does not reflect the views of The Tulane Hullabaloo. As a Paul Tulane Award recipient, I am constantly negotiating between two poles: while I am truly grateful to have this opportunity to attend Tulane tuition-free, I was, and remain, uncomfortable bearing its n...

Removing ‘Victory Bell’, Tulane does the bare minimum

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Juharah Worku, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

The following is an opinion article and does not reflect the views of The Tulane Hullabaloo. It is unsurprising that the “Victory Bell,” revered by Tulane and integrated in the fabric of this university’s traditions over the past 60 years was in fact an artifact that called enslaved African pe...

Tulane removes ‘Victory Bell’ from McAlister, cites symbol’s connection to slavery

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Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Reporter

February 27, 2020

As students made their morning commutes to class on Thursday, something distinct was missing from the familiar route: the McAlister Victory Bell. The bell was removed today after a discovery from a Tulane staff member was shared with President Fitts that the iconic campus symbol was originally a plantation...