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Growing up a "Patriot"?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 08.15.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Let me thank my classmates, teachers, and Valley Forge for having educated me to be still that Patriot even as America and the globe around us changes.

Blame it on Rio, or Sarajevo?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 08.09.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

War more likely in the Balkans or sex in Brazil, turned into an unexpected UN Security Council debate. Is promiscuity for conflict, sex or soccer something embedded in our genes, culture or environment? Some stereotypes perhaps are better, or more accurately less harmful, but in the end they become a hurdle.

Tulane Commencement Speech

Michael Callender | Posted 07.20.2014 | College
Michael Callender

While none of us know exactly what tomorrow holds, we do know we are ready. We navigated this far, using three simple tools Tulane gave us: map, compass, and flashlight.

How Tulane Students Are Fighting for Reproductive Rights

Emma Johnson | Posted 05.21.2014 | College
Emma Johnson

Anticipating a barrage of anti-abortion, or TRAP laws this legislative session, Tulane students are mobilizing with other pro-choice organizations to keep abortion and women's healthcare resources available to Louisiana women.

So What's It Like To Be A New Orleans College Student During Mardi Gras?

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.06.2014 | College

Party culture is nothing new for college campuses, but schools in the Big Easy take it up a notch. From the elaborate costumes to the sought-after bea...

Expanding National Service on the College Campus

Scott Cowen | Posted 04.28.2014 | Impact
Scott Cowen

When I get invited to speak at conferences and events, people typically want to hear about the rebirth of Tulane, the story of how Tulane came back st...

Scientific Spill Studies, Funded by BP, Start to Yield Results

Susan Buchanan | Posted 04.10.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Scientists gathered in Alabama last month said their current research on impacts of the 2010 BP spill will help authorities deal with future disasters.

New Orleans: An Urban Renaissance

Brandon Faske | Posted 03.08.2014 | Travel
Brandon Faske

New Orleans is a gumbo; a mixture of ingredients that come together and create something undeniably unique. It is a city with energy, creativity, and individuality that represents the best of what American cities are doing today.

Quadroons for Beginners: Discussing the Suppressed and Sexualized History of Free Women of Color with Author Emily Clark

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 11.04.2013 | Books
Stacy Parker Le Melle

"As a historian, I knew that mixed race women and interracial families were everywhere in America from its earliest days. And I knew that most of the...

You Can’t Fool The Youth: A Jewish Institutional Makeover

Yonah Schiller | Posted 04.29.2013 | Religion
Yonah Schiller

We know this generation has more options vying for its attention than ever before. For us, that meant unlearning everything we thought we knew and starting from scratch.

Top Universities Call For Action On Gun Control

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

The Association of American Universities issued a statement Thursday calling on President Obama and members of Congress to take quick federal action t...

Another University Sent False Info To U.S. News For Rankings

Posted 01.02.2013 | College

Tulane University sent false information for at least two years to U.S. News & World Report for the magazine's college ranking consideration, the univ...

Avoiding a Fiscal Calamity

Scott Cowen | Posted 02.02.2013 | College
Scott Cowen

These cuts would be counterproductive to the short and long-term interests of our country, thwarting our safety and security, our innovation and growth -- the very goals the U.S. must achieve to remain strong and competitive.

Hurricane Isaac Disrupts Non-local Students at Tulane University: Reflecting on Hurricane Isaac From a College Perspective

Rebecca Shinners | Posted 12.04.2012 | College
Rebecca Shinners

On the eve of Hurricane Katrina's 7th anniversary in New Orleans, students found themselves anxiously awaiting Hurricane Isaac's arrival. Only time could tell if Katrina's destructions would be mirrored or forgotten.

Should Sidewalk Anti-Abortion Messages Be Curbed?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.27.2012 | College

The fight over abortion has unleashed another point of contention -- chalk. The Tulane Students for Life, a campus organization at the university i...

Doctor: Unclear If Tulane Player Will Be Paralyzed

AP | JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS and EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 11.09.2012 | Sports

TULSA, Okla. — Tulane football player Devon Walker's fractured spine was stabilized in a three-hour surgery Sunday, though it's too soon to tell...

New Orleans to Commemorate Katrina's 7-Year Anniversary With Another Hurricane?

Jason Suder | Posted 10.28.2012 | College
Jason Suder

As freshmen walk out of the dorms they've freshly decorated and into their first university classes, enjoying their newly-found freedom, they are aware that their first week in school might be a different but not unique one.

PHOTOS: Melissa Harris-Perry's New Digs

Posted 07.18.2012 | Media

Apparently Melissa Harris-Perry is ready for another big project. Between hosting her self-titled weekend show on MSNBC, writing for The Nation, a...

"Resilience" Theme Irks Gulf Residents at Green Conference

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.16.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

A number of Louisianans attended, and the theme of resilience or withstanding adversity didn't sit well with some of them, who said the state had suffered unnecessarily from oil-and-gas greed and the mistakes of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. What exactly upset attendees from Louisiana?

Southeast Louisiana Turns to Greener, Grocery Bag Options

Susan Buchanan | Posted 06.08.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Unless they're recycled or sent to landfill, plastic bags slowly degrade outdoors, often reaching the ocean and interfering with life there. So how are local stores and shoppers dealing with grocery bags today?

Growing Opportunity in New Orleans

Johanna Gilligan | Posted 06.03.2012 | College
Johanna Gilligan

At Grow Dat, we are in the business of giving young adults a chance: a chance to be employees at a job that supports their personal growth, and a chance to grow and eat food many of them can't even find in their neighborhood.

How Fat Is Fat Tuesday? [GRAPHIC]

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 02.21.2012 | Business

Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, may be celebrated by young and old, drunk and sober, but when it comes to economic impact, the celebration's moniker is no...

If You Got It, Float It: Fat Tuesday A Huge Win For New Orleans Economy

AP | STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 02.21.2012 | Business

NEW ORLEANS -- As Carnival builds toward its out-of-control crescendo of Fat Tuesday, Barry Kern and his team of float-builders and artists are alread...

Gulf Coast Wants The RESTORE Act Passed Before A Potential BP Settlement

Susan Buchanan | Posted 04.18.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Congressional delegates from Louisiana and other Gulf Coast states hope the bipartisan RESTORE Act will be passed soon and before a possible BP settlement with the feds so that BP fines go to coastal states and not Washington's coffers.

New Orleans City Park Won't Lose Green Space As It Develops

Susan Buchanan | Posted 04.08.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

City Park in New Orleans has mostly recovered from Katrina's wrath in 2005, and is building attractions to generate greens fees, entry tickets, concession sales, catering and equipment rentals to cover its operating expenses.