Also In This Issue

sign saying Tulane Class of 2023

A Most Selective and Global Class

Tulane’s acceptance rate was 13% for this fall’s entering undergraduate class. Continue Reading

brown eggs in egg container

Planet-Friendly Diet

Food production is an important contributor to climate change, accounting for about a quarter of carbon emissions globally. Continue Reading

Lisa Jackson

Global Reach

Protecting the planet is what Lisa Jackson is most passionate about. Continue Reading

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Player, a Giver and a Leader

Christian Montano, a center for the Green Wave football team who transferred from Brown this year, will have a special fan in the stands for the Army game on Oct. 5 in West Point, New York. Continue Reading

Bobby Mannis

The Wisdom in the Room

Before you are a global citizen you are a citizen of your own country — or state. Bobby Mannis (SLA ’18) is fulfilling his responsibilities as a citizen of the state of Illinois as he works on the front lines of democracy. Continue Reading

President's letter by Mike Fitts

We Are the World

Do you remember that song from 1985? It raised a lot of awareness and millions of dollars for famine-stricken countries. Continue Reading

reading a sign using google translate

Global Education for Gen Z

Brian T. Edwards, dean of the School of Liberal Arts, advocates for learning other languages. Continue Reading

Gibson Hall by Errol Barron

Physical Places and Spaces

Architecture Professor Errol Barron — in his signature watercolor drawings — and English major graduate Frankie Fachilla — in a very personal essay — are inspired by the Tulane Uptown campus. Continue Reading

Earl Long, 1959

Politics, Louisiana Style

Angus Lind recalls colorful Louisiana politicians and other assorted characters, and a few memorable quotes from the state’s history. Continue Reading

bead tree on campus

Beloved Bead Tree

The original, beloved Bead Tree was removed from Tulane’s Uptown campus on May 14. Continue Reading

people at the Outbreak exhibit

Epidemics Exhibit

The important role that Tulane researchers have played in fighting infectious disease epidemics around the world was highlighted in “OutBreak: Epidemics in a Connected World,” an exhibit at the Diboll Gallery in the Tidewater Building from May–July. Continue Reading

Bernard J. Panetta II (A&S ’68) and Marcela Villareal de Panetta (NC ’67)

Tulane Alumni Couple Donates $5 Million for Presidential Chair

Tulane University has received a $5 million commitment to fund a Presidential Chair from alumni Marcela Villareal de Panetta (NC ’67) and Bernard J. Panetta II (A&S ’68). Continue Reading

‘Graduated with Honors’ Wall Recognizes Student-Athletes

‘Graduated with Honors’ Wall Recognizes Student-Athletes

The top academic achievers among Tulane student-athletes have received recognition on a wall in the James W. Wilson Intercollegiate Athletics Center. Continue Reading

Bibi Gaston: Landscape Architect & Author

Bibi Gaston: Landscape Architect & Author

Bibi Gaston’s (NC ’81) love of nature led her down one path: After Tulane, she studied landscape architecture at the University of Virginia. Continue Reading

 Gen. David Berger (E ’81)

Impression: David Berger

When Gen. David Berger (E ’81) first entered the NROTC at Tulane, he didn’t know much about the program or the military. However, the years he spent in Tulane’s NROTC unit, he describes today as “formative,” crediting those years as a starting point for him. Continue Reading

Collin Ferguson (B ’04)

Impression: Collin Ferguson

Collin Ferguson (B ’04) considers the arts community to be the greatest natural resource that New Orleans possesses. Continue Reading

Dr. Scot Ackerman (E ’78)

Makerspace Named in Honor of Donor, Alumnus

The MakerSpace at Tulane University, which offers students and professors access to digital fabrication tools like 3D printers, laser cutters, milling machines and lathes as well as traditional hand and power tools, will be named the Scot Ackerman MakerSpace, thanks to a generous gift from Dr. Scot Ackerman (E ’78), a radiation oncologist and medical director of the Ackerman Cancer Center in Jacksonville, Florida. Continue Reading

Warren Lichtenstein

Donor encourages giving with $1 million gift

Warren G. Lichtenstein, founder and executive chairman of the global holdings company Steel Partners Holdings, has given a $1 million gift to spur first-time donors to support Only the Audacious, the campaign for an ever bolder Tulane. Continue Reading

The late Saul A. Mintz (A ’53) and his widow, Jean Strauss Mintz (NC ’55)

$2 million gift to fund global architecture studios

Tulane School of Architecture has received a $2 million gift to establish the Saul A. Mintz Global Research Studios, a new program that will give students an opportunity to work internationally on critical global issues. Continue Reading