Topic: New Orleans

Robin S. Smith in front of light green New Orleans double style house
New Orleans

Memorializing a civil rights activist’s home

Through a Tulane student’s efforts, a civil rights activist’s home has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Courtney Bryan sits with open piano
New Orleans

Composer and Pianist Courtney Bryan Receives ‘Genius Grant’

Courtney Bryan, music professor in the School of Liberal Arts, has been named a 2023 “genius grant” recipient by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

black and white photo of three barbers with customers in chairs in Tulane's barbershop in 1959
New Orleans

The ‘Dream Job’

Angus Lind writes about memories of the Tulane pool hall/bowling alley/ping-pong facility, where he had a student job — a dream job.

the skyline of downtown New Orleans at sunrise, as seen from the uptown campus
New Orleans

Tulane’s Identity

Hurricane Katrina did not change Tulane’s identity — it reinforced and affirmed it.

graduates in caps and gowns at the Commencement ceremony with night sky
New Orleans

We Are the Champions

Heralded as champions by President Michael A. Fitts during his address, the Class of 2023 gathered under the lights of Yulman Stadium to celebrate their academic achievements during the Unified Commencement Ceremony held on May 20.

people walk outside past a banner for New Orleans Book Festival on Tulane campus
New Orleans


The second annual New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University, held March 9-11, attracted over 12,000 book lovers of all ages to the uptown campus.

sticker that reads "cotton bowl or bust"
New Orleans


Eternal optimists and lifelong Tulane fans like Richard Roussel never gave up on Green Wave football — and they were rewarded with the epic Goodyear Classic Cotton Bowl win in January.

Portrait of dancer Michelle Gibson wearing a hat
New Orleans

Impression: Michelle Gibson

Since leaving New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, Michelle Gibson has taken the city’s culture to the world through her own New Orleans second-line aesthetic, a unique blend of dance styles ranging from Afro-funk to jazz.

Jackson Smith stands on the grounds of Bastion Community at sunset.
New Orleans

Impression: Jackson Smith

The resilience and community of New Orleans led Jackson Smith (SLA ’07, L ’18), a Marine Corps veteran who served in Afghanistan, to make the city his home.