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Gentilly Days iron sign in a neutral ground in a Gentilly New Orleans suburb

Gentilly Days

New Yorker, New York Times contributor and creative writing professor Thomas Beller embarks on a road trip to pursue the meaning of class and the truth about the iconic 1960s Southern novels The Moviegoer and To Kill a Mockingbird. Continue Reading

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A Good Night’s Sleep

A Tulane study found that adults with the healthiest sleep patterns had a 42 percent lower risk of heart failure regardless of other risk factors compared to adults with unhealthy sleep patterns. Continue Reading

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Song of Inclusiveness

Music professor leads virtual choir in song of inclusiveness Continue Reading

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Vaccine Rollout

In January, Tulane University began administering the first doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to faculty, staff and students eligible under Louisiana Department of Health guidelines. Continue Reading

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Something to Prove

Green Wave pitcher Braden Olthoff is ready to show his stuff during this spring season. Continue Reading

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Feminist Approach

The sudden switch to remote learning in March 2020 forced Tulane students and faculty to quickly adapt to an online classroom environment, while the limitations of technology presented unique challenges in forging meaningful classroom connections. Continue Reading

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Morgus Is Missed

Of all the talented, learned, likable celebrities and public figures we lost in 2020, locally one will be severely missed because of all the laughter he brought into our lives: Dr. Momus Alexander Morgus, the host of TV’s “The House of Shock.” Continue Reading

portrait of Hortensia Calvo, director of the Latin American Library at Tulane

Family Papers

The Latin American Library at Tulane has acquired by donation the Chamorro Barrios Family Papers (1767–1997), one of Latin America’s most influential families and key players in the national life of Nicaragua since the 18th century. Continue Reading

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Medicine and Public Health on the Front Lines

Tulane’s MD/MPH joint degree program has trained physician leaders for 50 years — and counting. Continue Reading

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Impression: Micah Cohen

As an undergraduate at Tulane, journalist Micah Cohen (TC ’05) was hopeful of writing the “great American novel.” Continue Reading

Zachary St. Martin stands in front of ocean wearing a "Defend New Orleans" T-shirt

Impression: Zachary St. Martin

When Zachary St. Martin (E ’97, L ’01) joined Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Digital and TV Distribution Group, he brought not starry eyes but instead a keen vision for closing deals and product counseling. Continue Reading

Shauna Clark stands in front of a desk with a computer, family photos, and art in background

Impression: Shauna Clark

A Tulane Law alumna has been named Global and U.S. Chair of Norton Rose Fulbright, becoming the first woman of color to hold both positions. Continue Reading

Katy Williamson and Richard Yulman pose at charity event

Yulman Family Expands Scholarship Opportunities with $5 Million Matching-Challenge Gift

The family who led the charge to build Tulane’s Yulman Stadium has contributed a $5 million matching-challenge gift to increase scholarship opportunities. Continue Reading

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Richard Lerner Donates $5 Million for Presidential Chair

A $5 million gift from Tulane alumnus Richard M. Lerner (A and S ’81, B ’83) will create the university’s eighth Presidential Chair, devoted to increasing the world’s scientific understanding of aging and longevity. Continue Reading

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Don and Lora Peters Make a $1 Million Gift to Tulane Athletics

Don and Lora Peters gave a $1 million gift in support of an expansion and renovation of Tulane Athletics’ academic center. Since the beginning of Tulane University’s Only the Audacious campaign, the couple has given over $4 million in support of Tulane Athletics. Continue Reading

Col. Jennifer N. Pritzker portrait

Pritzker Donates $1 Million Gift and $1 Million Matching Challenge

Tulane has received a $1 million gift — and an additional matching-challenge grant of up to $1 million — from the TAWANI Foundation, led by Col. (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired). The gift will establish the Audrey G. Ratner Excellence Endowed Fund for American Jewry and Jewish Culture in the School of Liberal Arts. Continue Reading

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River-Coastal Science and Engineering Department Receives $3 Million Hubbell Gift

The School of Science and Engineering has received a $2 million gift to establish and endow the Charlotte Beyer Hubbell Chair and $1 million for an Excellence Fund in River-Coastal Science and Engineering. Continue Reading