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Outdoor portrait of Stacy Drury

New Hope for a New Generation

Are the clues to reducing community problems like poverty, bullying and crime held at the tip of a chromosome? Continue Reading

While All-American running back Eddie Price (pictured) did not actually appear in the 1949 film Father Was a Fullback, the Tulane team scored a mention in the movie. Price led the Green Wave to the Southeastern Conference football championship that year, for real. (Photo of Eddie Price Courtesy Tulane University Archives)

Gridiron Glory in the Movies

As the regular college football season transitions into bowl season, and then into “Wait till next year!” mode, all the football fan can do is hope his/her team is going to a bowl game — or in desperation satisfy a craving by watching a favorite football movie or game replays. Continue Reading

Michael Cunningham

Divided We Learn

Among the most important issues in U.S. higher education right now is the lack of diversity in student and faculty populations. Continue Reading

Students of the Stacy Mandel Palagye and Keith Palagye Program for Middle East Peace

$1 Million to Fund Middle East Studies

A Tulane University program that teaches students about the Middle East peace process will continue for another four years thanks to a second $1 million grant from Stacy Mandel Palagye (NC ’83) and her husband, Keith Palagye. Continue Reading

Monique Cola

Monique Cola: Scientist & Principal

Monique Cola (G ’04) trained as a neuroscientist, then pivoted to an academic career — for the love of research. Now, as principal of Sci High, she encourages high schoolers to be STEM-literate and to consider STEM careers. Continue Reading

Aaron Frumin

Impression: Aaron Frumin

Aaron Frumin (SLA ’11) knew he had a passion for teaching, but not within the walls of a typical classroom. His roundabout path to education came by way of New Orleans, first as a volunteer with the American Red Cross after Hurricane Katrina. Continue Reading

LiDAR (light detection and ranging) technology aided researchers in making this remarkable discovery and others in Guatemala.

More Secrets of Maya History Revealed with Discovery of Altar

Northern Guatemala has proven to be fertile ground for archaeologists, and Tulane University researchers Marcello Canuto and Francisco Estrada-Belli have been among them, making some of the most eye-popping and remarkable discoveries the world has ever seen. Continue Reading

Fieldwork in Peru

Fieldwork in Peru

They delighted in everything Peru had to offer, from fishing on the Amazon to bird-watching in the rainforest to surfing on the Pacific. But this was anything but a vacation. Continue Reading

The O

The O: 30 Years and Counting

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (The O) celebrated its 30th anniversary — and its mission of promoting inclusivity and supporting people from all walks of life — at a gathering of hundreds of students, faculty and friends in the Lavin-Bernick Center on Nov. 7. Continue Reading

National Press Building

Discourse With Media

Tulane University President Mike Fitts joined national higher education reporters and leaders from other top universities for a wide-ranging conversation on critical issues facing universities during a special Presidents’ Dinner at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., in September. Continue Reading

late Tulane president Eamon Kelly

Symposium Honors the Late Tulane President Eamon Kelly

Leading up to Homecoming weekend, past, current, and future leaders of Tulane gathered for an all-day discussion of the legacy of Eamon Kelly on Nov. 3 in Dixon Recital Hall. Continue Reading

Emmanuel Rotich (center), team captain, keeps up the pace for cross country team members (left) Joshua Cheruyot and (right) Moses Aloiloi. Rotich took first place in the American Athletic Conference Championship for the second year in a row on Oct. 25. This year’s race was held in New Orleans in Audubon Park.

Cross Country Champ Pursues Architecture

Emmanuel Rotich never set out to be a competitive cross country runner, yet running was a big part of his life. Growing up in the remote village of Rift Valley, Kenya, he would run to school each morning and back home each evening. In between, he’d run home for lunch and then back to school for afternoon classes. Continue Reading

Puerto Rico (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

Mental Health Experts Assist Puerto Rico

As Puerto Rico marked the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria in September, officials from Tulane University’s Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy (DRLA) and the Traumatology Institute were on the island discussing the state of mental health post-disaster. Continue Reading

President Mike Fitts and Satyajit Dattagupta, vice president of enrollment management and dean of undergraduate admission, discuss Tulane’s successes and strengths at the Homecoming Town Hall in November 2018.

The University of the Future

Where do you see yourself in five years? We have all been asked this question at one time or another either by a job interviewer, a peer, our parents or even ourselves. Continue Reading

Gayle Benson, on behalf of the Gayle and Tom Benson Charitable Foundation, donated $500,000 to complete the chapel at the Fr. Val McInnes, OP, Center for Catholic Life on the Tulane campus.

Benson Foundation Donates $500,000 to Chapel

A $500,000 gift from the Gayle and Tom Benson Charitable Foundation will fund completion of the chapel in the Fr. Val McInnes, OP, Center for Catholic Life. The chapel, located on Tulane University’s campus, will be named The Chapel of St. Martin de Porres, donated by Gayle and Tom Benson. Continue Reading

Harry Herman (L ’36)

Fund Honors Father’s Law Legacy

Renowned New Orleans attorney Harry Herman (L ’36) built a respected career advocating for human and civil rights. Continue Reading

Peter Ricchiuti

Burkenroad Reports Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Burkenroad Reports, the student equity research program founded by Peter Ricchiuti, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The nation’s first such program, Burkenroad Reports has developed into one of the jewels of the A. B. Freeman School of Business. Continue Reading