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Convocation 2018

My New Orleans Moment

When did you first know you were a New Orleanian? Continue Reading

Watercolor image of Thomas Beller

Gathering Moss

New Yorker, New York Times contributor and creative writing professor Thomas Beller reflects on arriving to teach at Tulane 10 years ago and making New Orleans his home.  Continue Reading

Leading The Way

Leading the Way

The Board of Tulane announced a new contractual agreement with President Mike Fitts that will run through the academic year ending June 30, 2023. Continue Reading

Cultural Exchange

Cultural Exchange

I believe Tulane University needs to be a leader in welcoming students from other countries, cultures and every socioeconomic background. It enriches the lives of the students who come here, whether they grew up in New Orleans or are arriving in this country for the very first time. Continue Reading

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The Cuba Connection

Angus Lind explores the cultural ties between Cuba and New Orleans, sometimes described as “Latin America’s most northern city.” Continue Reading

Thibodaux massacre

Earth Beneath Dump Site Offers Clues to Racial Massacre

From Somaliland to El Salvador, Peru to Guatemala, Davette Gadison has brought her passion for justice to her studies in forensic anthropology—drawn to mass gravesites in countries torn apart by civil war. Continue Reading


Empire Exhibit

If one could enter a door that leads inside a mind full of historic memories, that experience might feel the same as walking through the EMPIRE exhibit at the Newcomb Art Museum. Continue Reading

Robert and Kikie Priddy

Priddy Family Foundation Pledges $1 Million to Tulane Brain Institute

Tulane University’s Brain Institute received a $1 million pledge from the Priddy Family Foundation to endow and establish the Priddy Family Spark Research Endowed Fund. Continue Reading

Alan and Katy Stone

New Donor Fund is Flexible, Easy

Alan and Katy Stone want to play a part in supporting the university’s future. Continue Reading

Dr. Hugh “Glenn” Barnett II and Karen Barnett

Scholarship Supports Dreams of Med School

When he was accepted to Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Hugh “Glenn” Barnett II knew that the cost of tuition might prevent him from attending the prestigious school. Continue Reading

students on A.B. Freeman School of Business stairs

Record-Breaking Fundraising Year

Tulane University again smashed its fundraising record, raising more than $150 million in the 2017–18 fiscal year, exceeding last year’s record-breaking year by nearly $25 million. Continue Reading

UNIVERSITY LEADERS Tania Tetlow, left, (NC ’92), is the first woman and the first layperson to lead Loyola University New Orleans. Pamela S. Whitten, right, (B ’85), took over at Kennesaw State University, the third-largest university in Georgia, in July.

Impression: Tania Tetlow / Pamela S. Whitten

Two Tulane University alumnae have assumed leadership positions at universities this fall. Continue Reading

Catherine Freshley with painting

Impression Catherine Freshley

As a painter, Catherine Freshley (SLA ’09) puts the familiar into focus. Continue Reading

Bryan Batt with Pontchartrain Beach memorabilia

Bryan Batt: Actor & Author

Actor Bryan Batt (A&S ’87) knows that a career in show business can have as many twists and turns as a carnival ride. Continue Reading

water lilies

Understanding the Gulf Coast Is Key to Resilience

A national report on the future of the Gulf Coast draws heavily on the work of two Tulane University scientists who have spent most of their careers studying coastal systems in Louisiana and around the world. Continue Reading

JL Residence Hall turns 100

J.L. Residence Hall turns 100

Josephine Louise House—home to generations of Newcomb and Tulane women—is 100 years old this year.  Continue Reading