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Reading Is Fun

For book lovers of all ages, the New Orleans Book Festival is poised to be a premiere national literary event. The festival welcomes everyone to campus in March to meet and greet famous authors and celebrate the joy of literature. Continue Reading

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‘Earn and Learn’

The Earn and Learn program is open to young people in New Orleans who have earned a high school diploma and are looking to advance their careers. Continue Reading

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Curator of Jazz

Melissa A. Weber, also known as DJ Soul Sister, has been named curator of the Hogan Jazz Archive. Continue Reading

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Startup Activity

Since 2006, Tulanians have founded at least 355 companies, a third of which are located in the New Orleans area. Continue Reading

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A Winning Culture

Ron Hunter, the new Green Wave men’s basketball coach, invites fans to experience the energy of the team this season. Continue Reading

Richard Campanella

Louisiana Writer

Tulane geography professor Richard Campanella, author of 11 books on the geography, history, architecture and culture of Louisiana, is the recipient of the 2019 Louisiana Writer Award. Continue Reading

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Good Eating in The New Commons

The astonishing options for healthy dining in The Commons match up to the spectacular architectural ambience of the new place to hang out on campus. Continue Reading

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Why I Volunteer for Tulane

Tulane’s synonymity with New Orleans is what drew me to the university. Continue Reading

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Tulane Rises in Rankings

As the university continues to grow and interest is at all-time high, national rankings improve. Continue Reading

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How do we know Green Wave football is on the rise?

Last year, it took the entire season of 12 games to become bowl eligible. This year, Tulane clinched bowl eligibility with a Nov. 1 homecoming victory against Tulsa — it’s ninth game of the season. Continue Reading

Bill Groom on the red carpet at the Creative Arts Emmys

impression: Bill Groom

As a child growing up in California, Missouri, Bill Groom (G ’74) used his imagination to entertain his family at his grandmother’s house every other Sunday with self-produced plays in the living room and the occasional circus in the backyard. Continue Reading

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Impression: Kim Vaz-Deville

As a child, Kim Vaz-Deville (NC ’81, G ’83) spent many hours at her grandparents’ and great-grandparents’ double on North Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans, and she remembers vividly the hustle and bustle of that vibrant neighborhood. Continue Reading

Wellington “Duke” Reiter at Arizona State University

Impression: Wellington ‘Duke’ Reiter

Wellington “Duke” Reiter (A ’81) is convinced “bending the curve of the future will require thinking at scale.” Continue Reading

Tulane parents Stuart and Suzanne Grant, pictured with their son Sam in U.S. Marine Corps uniform

Gift Will Transform Jewish Studies

Tulane University has received a generous gift from Stuart and Suzanne Grant of Wilmington, Delaware, to establish the Stuart and Suzanne Grant Center for the American Jewish Experience. It is among the largest gifts to the Tulane School of Liberal Arts and the largest ever to the Department of Jewish Studies. Continue Reading

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Major Gift Launches First Amendment Clinic

With support from a nearly $1 million gift from the Stanton Foundation, Tulane Law School will launch a new law clinic dedicated to First Amendment rights, Dean David Meyer announced. Continue Reading

Robert and Elizabeth “Libby” Alexander

Donors Give $2 Million to Help Faculty Compete for Research Dollars

Tulane alumna and board member Elizabeth “Libby” Alexander (NC ’84)and her husband, Robert, have pledged $2 million to set up a fund to support faculty and the university’s research grant proposal development initiatives so that researchers can spend more time pursuing world-changing discoveries. Continue Reading

Fans of Tulane on Give Green Day

Tulane Experiences Another Record Fundraising Year

For the third straight year, Tulane University has posted a record-setting fundraising pace, inspiring an unprecedented 25,221 donors to give more than $130 million in the fiscal year 2018-19, second only to last year’s total of $150 million. Continue Reading