Also In This Issue

Dr. Josh Denson wears green scrubs as he strides across the bridge between Tulane medical school and hospital.

Pandemic Perspectives

Five Tulane doctors recall the first days of COVID-19 and lament public misinformation. They advise people to keep their guard up and be compassionate as we move forward. Continue Reading

scenic photo of people near a book festival sign

Book Festival a Big Success

The inaugural in-person New Orleans Book Festival drew 135 authors and 6,000 attendees, who flocked to the Tulane uptown campus for three days in March, expressing their love of books and the people who write them. Continue Reading

Nurse Giselle Salvant is administered a COVID-19 vaccine

A Better Tomorrow

A national research university such as Tulane brings individuals from the widest range of backgrounds, geographies and viewpoints together for an intensive, yearslong living and learning experience. Continue Reading

Lightpole flag banners read "Data Hub Teaching Data" on campus.

Data Literacy

The Data Hub, Tulane’s new Center for Data Literacy, is an educational endeavor that the university has created as its Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) for reaccreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Continue Reading

Panorama of Machu Picchu terraces, watcher's hut and Wuayna Picchu with shadow in early morning light.

My Tulane Keats on Machu Picchu

Years after first encountering Romantic poet John Keats in a literature class, the writer begins to understand the line, “A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases.” Continue Reading

A group of people hold posters during a rally in defense of freedom of speech and journalism in central Moscow on  June 16, 2019.

Why Democracy Is Best

The value of democracy lies in freedom of expression and leaders who persuade with the power of the pen rather than the sword. Continue Reading

A collage with a leather cowbot hat, urn and quill pen and ink.

Grecian Urn Blues

The author finds that story poets, especially country songwriters, best Romantic poets any day. Continue Reading

Tulane’s Navy ROTC Unit in uniform gathers in the lobby of the Navy ROTC building on Freret Street on the uptown campus for a group photo.

Excellence of Naval ROTC

The Department of Defense singled out Tulane University’s Navy ROTC Unit from the 496 colleges and universities that host ROTC units for the prestigious Department of Defense ROTC and Educational Institution Partnership Excellence Award. Continue Reading

Illustration depicting Gayle Letulle with historic statistics for Tulane athletics.

Service on the Sideline

Tulane University and the New Orleans community lost an institution of a man with the passing of Gayle Letulle in January 2022. Continue Reading

The reflective exterior wall of the Goldring/Woldenberg Business Complex curves to behind live oak trees.

‘Tree Campus’ Recognition

For the 12th year in a row, the Arbor Day Foundation has singled out Tulane’s commitment to maintaining its extensive canopy of majestic oaks and other trees by naming it an official Tree Campus USA among higher education institutions. Continue Reading

Judy Cooper holds her camera and stands in front of mural depicting second line dancers

Impression: Judy Cooper

Many colors flash through the mind when thinking of New Orleans culture. Continue Reading

founder of beauty company stands indoors with tropical plants and photo of a woman that is a beauty product maker

Impression: Christina Tegbe

Beauty is big business, but Christina Tegbe (B ’07) of Houston knew that natural ingredients often work as well as high-tech ones. Continue Reading

Kikie and Robert Priddy (left) and David and Marion Mussafer

Innovation Institute to Accelerate Tech Startups

The Tulane Innovation Institute is launching operations this year, thanks to generous gifts from forward-thinking philanthropists. Continue Reading

A graphic of a shuttle in space.

Space Law Program Launched

Tulane Law School will launch a new program in space law with a generous gift of $1 million from Darleen Jacobs (L ’81). Continue Reading

A standing banner at an event that reads "The Paul Tulane Society."

Paul Tulane Society Honors Benefactors

The Paul Tulane Society honors generous benefactors who have supported the university with gifts of $1 million or more. Continue Reading

Student walk on concrete decorated with chalk that reads "Give Green."

Give Green

Tulanians turned out in greater numbers than ever before to raise over $1.2 million on Tulane ’s fifth annual giving day, Give Green: A Day for the Audacious on March 22. Continue Reading