Topic: campus

sushi plates in The Commons

Good Eating in The New Commons

The astonishing options for healthy dining in The Commons match up to the spectacular architectural ambience of the new place to hang out on campus.

Chief Justice Sotomayor speaks at Tulane

Justice Sonia Sotomayor Dispenses Wisdom

Conversation with the President


2020 Ceremony

The 2020 Commencement ceremony, scheduled for May 16, will be held in Yulman Stadium for the first time in Tulane history. Tulane commencements are among the country’s most memorable celebrations of academic achievement, featuring renowned speakers and honorary degree recipients such as the Dalai Lama, Tim Cook and Helen Mirren. The university plans to bring many of the beloved commencement traditions to the ceremony at Yulman. This year’s speaker has not been announced yet.

Liz Davey, director of the Office of Sustainability stands with trees near Dinwiddie Hall

Green Impact

Liz Davey, director of the Office of Sustainability, has worked closely with students and administrators for 20 years on recycling efforts, energy efficiency and sustainable construction to get to this point, but there’s still more to do.


Willow Residences Renamed for Trailblazers

The Décou-Labat Residences, formerly Willow Residences, were dedicated on Nov. 16 on the uptown campus. The residences are named in honor of Deidre Dumas Labat (NC ’66, G ’69) and Reynold T. Décou (A&S ’67, A&S ’79), the first African American undergraduates to earn degrees from Newcomb and Tulane, respectively. (See “Pioneers on Campus,” Tulanian, September 2019.) The naming of the residences is part of the Tulane Trailblazers initiative.


Fitts Flag

Students August Janow (left) and Rohan Goswami (right) present a flag to President Fitts with his likeness on it. Janow and Goswami asked Fitts to sign the flag. The flag was designed by another student, Yara Hantash.

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Center of the Action

The Newcomb Institute evolves in the 21st century, taking a prominent place in The Commons and carrying on Josephine Louise Newcomb’s vision for women’s education.

Gibson Hall by Errol Barron

Physical Places and Spaces

Architecture Professor Errol Barron — in his signature watercolor drawings — and English major graduate Frankie Fachilla — in a very personal essay — are inspired by the Tulane Uptown campus.

bead tree on campus

Beloved Bead Tree

The original, beloved Bead Tree was removed from Tulane’s Uptown campus on May 14.