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Politics, Louisiana Style

Angus Lind recalls colorful Louisiana politicians and other assorted characters, and a few memorable quotes from the state’s history.

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Kohlmeyer Sculpture on Poydras

The Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition presented by the Helis Foundation features a sculpture by the late Ida Kohlmeyer (NC ’33, G ’56). The sculpture, Box of Artificial Flowers #6, is the largest sculpture Kohlmeyer created, standing at 17 feet tall and 14 feet wide. The Helis Foundation purchased the sculpture from a private collector in Chicago in 2018 and invested in the restoration of the piece. The sculpture now sits on the neutral ground of Poydras Street and Loyola Avenue. https://tulane.it/Kohlmeyer-sculpture-on-poydras

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Shotgun House Mural

School of Architecture faculty members Carrie Norman and Adam Modesitt, along with their students, created an intricate mural as a part of the “Unframed” project of the Arts Council of New Orleans. The project includes five murals within walking distance of each other in the city’s Arts District. The mural by Norman, Modesitt and their students is a life-size architectural drawing of a mid-19th century shotgun house called “Open House.” The project’s goal is to bring vibrancy to New Orleans outside of gallery walls and was funded by a $175,000 grant from the Helis Foundation.https://tulane.it/shotgun-house-mural

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Jesmyn Ward in Xavier Review

The first book-length study of award-winning writer and Tulane English professor Jesmyn Ward has been published in Xavier Review. The 177-page publication celebrates Ward’s literary accomplishments with a collection of critical readings and scholarly responses. It includes Ward’s prologue to her memoir Men We Reaped, a chronology of her work and reviews of her publications.https://tulane.it/Jesmyn-Ward-xavier-review

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Deep Dive In The Jazz Archive

New Orleans jazz is a living, breathing, evolving force, but its origins in the early 20th century require special preservation. That is the job of the Hogan Jazz Archive.

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(De)Colonizing the Coast

The New Orleans Center for the Gulf South commemorates the city’s Tricentennial with a symposium focused on the Indigenous people of Louisiana.

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Cultural Exchange

I believe Tulane University needs to be a leader in welcoming students from other countries, cultures and every socioeconomic background. It enriches the lives of the students who come here, whether they grew up in New Orleans or are arriving in this country for the very first time.

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Screens Vs. Books: The Book Always Wins, Professor Says

Is book culture old-fashioned in a society that’s overrun by screens?

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Empire Exhibit

If one could enter a door that leads inside a mind full of historic memories, that experience might feel the same as walking through the EMPIRE exhibit at the Newcomb Art Museum.

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Gathering Moss

New Yorker, New York Times contributor and creative writing professor Thomas Beller reflects on arriving to teach at Tulane 10 years ago and making New Orleans his home.