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.
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.
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.
The Cuba Connection
Angus Lind explores the cultural ties between Cuba and New Orleans, sometimes described as “Latin America’s most northern city.”
Divided We Learn
Among the most important issues in U.S. higher education right now is the lack of diversity in student and faculty populations.
The Vietnam Conflict and My Path to a Tulane Education
My experience at Tulane was amazingly unique, as I saw both sides of the Vietnam War coin. I had been wounded in combat alongside tough, courageous Marines. Twenty months later, I was at Tulane among America’s elite and privileged youth, witnessing the weekly protests against the war. Looking back, each experience was equally invaluable toward my maturity.