Topic: academics

Olivia Davison swimming with outstretched hands churning the water

2023 student-athletes who graduated with honors

Through the generosity of longtime Tulane supporters Don and Lora Peters, Tulane Athletics recognizes student-athletes who graduate with honors.

Mark Wheeler and Amelia Archer stand in front of a window

$2 million gift to establish faculty chair in AI

The gift from alumnus Mark Wheeler and his wife, Amelia Archer, will create the Mark D. Wheeler Chair in Artificial Intelligence Endowed Fund at the School of Science and Engineering.

Lindsay Cronk, Mollye Demosthenidy and Anita Raj

Shared Success

Three new campus faculty leaders — Lindsay Cronk, Mollye Demosthenidy and Anita Raj — have bonded over their new roles and agree that now is an even more exciting time to be a Tulanian.

students with text "Next Wave. Scholarships to expand opportunity for all"

Tulane Receives $5 Million in Scholarship Support

An anonymous $5 million donation will expand undergraduate scholarship opportunities at Tulane.

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

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.


New MBA Curriculum

The A. B. Freeman School of Business will begin a new full-time MBA curriculum in fall 2023. The curriculum is built on three key pillars: data-driven decision making, cross-functional experiential learning, and broad-based preparation for the business world of the future. In addition to Finance and Business Analytics, the curriculum offers new concentrations in Sustainability and Strategy & Marketing.


Newcomb Institute

Anita Raj is the new executive director of the Newcomb Institute. Prior to joining Tulane, Raj was at the University of California–San Diego, where she was the inaugural Tata Chancellor Professor of Society and Health, founding director of the Center on Gender, Equity and Health, and holder of faculty appointments in the schools of Medicine and Social Sciences.


History Project

Marcia Walker-McWilliams will lead the Tulane History Project and its effort to develop a detailed history of Tulane with respect to its racial history and founding, including the impacts from slavery and segregation. Walker-McWilliams previously served as executive director of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium at the University of Chicago, taught American history and African American studies courses at several universities, and served as associate director in the Center for Civic Leadership at Rice University.