Posts Tagged ‘ President ’

Barack Obama Ba-rocks the court

Athletic president excels
By Nick Peruffo | Jan 31st, 2009 | Category: January 29th Print Edition, Sports

Throughout our country’s history, sports have often influenced the course of presidential politics.
John F. Kennedy’s image of youthful athleticism helped carry him to the White House, and Teddy Roosevelt’s reputation as an avid outdoorsman made him an icon for the conservationist crowd. George W. Bush used his ownership of the Texas Rangers to vault himself to […]

Obama’s flawed stimulus

All waste and debt, no growth
By Law Loving | Jan 31st, 2009 | Category: January 29th Print Edition, Views

It is over a week into Barack Obama’s presidency, and already the President is making some drastic changes. He has ordered the eventual closing of Gitmo and has resumed federal funding of foreign abortion clinics. But as economic indicators plummet and doomsayers yell louder, Obama is justifiably most focused on the economy.
Unfortunately, the bulk of […]

Opinion of the Hullabaloo: Something is rotten in the state of Gibson

By Tulane Hullabaloo | Jan 31st, 2009 | Category: January 29th Print Edition, Views

In June 2007, the American Association of University Professors placed Tulane and three other New Orleans universities under censure for their actions following Hurricane Katrina. The AAUP is a professional organization composed of national university faculty that works to advocate academic freedom and shared governance in higher education.
According to the AAUP’s Web site, 47 colleges […]

Another Week in the World

By Tulane Hullabaloo | Jan 31st, 2009 | Category: January 29th Print Edition, News

Russia and China blame capitalism for economic downturn
Chinese and Russian leaders have issued statements blaming capitalism in the United States for the global economic collapse. Both were optimistic about future economic growth and highlighted their nations as prime for investment.
“We hope that our partners in Europe, Asia and America — and I’m also addressing the […]

Tulane Students for Life wins award

By Hannah Egner | Jan 31st, 2009 | Category: January 29th Print Edition, News

Tulane Students for Life received an award at the Students for Life of America conference Jan. 24 in Washington, D.C. The organization was selected from more than 480 college anti-abortion groups to attend this event, which is the largest anti-abortion conference in the United States.
Tulane Students for Life is a nonreligious group that seeks to […]

Big Easy Beat

By Tulane Hullabaloo | Jan 31st, 2009 | Category: January 29th Print Edition, News

City Council threatens to take Nagin to court
New Orleans City Council is threatening Mayor Ray Nagin with a lawsuit in a dispute over 2009 budget cuts. Nagin has said that he will cut sanitation programs in the French Quarter to compensate for a budget shortfall, arguing that the city council failed to make enough cuts.  […]

Fraternity recruitment ends

Nearly 275 men accept bids to join Greek community
By Elyse Toplin | Jan 31st, 2009 | Category: January 29th Print Edition, News

Fraternity recruitment came to a close Wednesday night as nearly 275 men accepted bids to Tulane’s 11 fraternities. Approximately 350 young men went through recruitment this year, compared to 250 last year, said Heather Doshay, the associate director of fraternity and sorority programs. Additionally, new member classes are at their largest, ranging from 10-40 new […]

Greeks promote hazing prevention

By James Gilbert | Jan 31st, 2009 | Category: January 29th Print Edition, News

The Tulane Greek community is organizing events in conjunction with National Hazing Prevention Week Feb. 2-5.  This is the second time the university has participated. Events, which range from speakers to film presentations, are aimed at raising awareness among the student body about what activities qualify as hazing.
The Inter-Fraternity Council has taken a prominent role […]

Censure removal stalls

AAUP attempts to open dialogue with university
By Julie Schwartzwald | Jan 31st, 2009 | Category: Featured Articles, January 29th Print Edition, News

Faculty renewed discussions on the American Association of University Professors’ censure of Tulane at December’s University Senate meeting. The AAUP censured Tulane June 9, 2007 because of the school’s firing practices after Katrina and the censure still stands.
The university did not provide adequate evidence of financial exigency, fired faculty members instead of finding other places […]

Groups celebrate Chinese New Year in LBC

Over 500 gather to ring in the Year of the Ox with traditional food, customs
By Leah Askarinam | Jan 31st, 2009 | Category: January 29th Print Edition, News

The Tulane Chinese Students and Scholars Association, along with three other local organizations, hosted a Chinese New Year celebration for the Year of the Ox Sunday evening in the Lavin-Bernick Center.
The Louisiana Chinese American Society, the Chinese Students and Scholars Association at the University of New Orleans and the Academy of Chinese Studies also sponsored […]

Obama takes office

By Tulane Hullabaloo | Jan 23rd, 2009 | Category: News

Hundreds of thousands of Americans, including some Tulane students, went to Washington, D.C. this past week to watch what is considered by many to be the most historic inauguration of all time. Barack Obama became the first African American in history to be sworn into office as President of the United States.

Obama inspires local service organization

By Tulane Hullabaloo | Jan 23rd, 2009 | Category: News

While crowds of observers swarmed the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Tuesday, students, teachers and staff gathered in front of television sets around campus to watch President Barack Obama take the oath of office. The response to the inauguration echoed the previous mass public reactions to Obama's candidacy and election.

Another Week in the World

By Tulane Hullabaloo | Jan 23rd, 2009 | Category: News

Obama orders closing of Gitmo, other prisons
President Obama signed an executive order Tuesday directing all CIA secret prisons and detention facilities to close within a year, including the controversial naval station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. His order also banned any interrogation methods not in the Army field manual.

Obama’s inaugural success

By Tulane Hullabaloo | Jan 23rd, 2009 | Category: Arcade, Featured Articles, Sports, Views

Two million people were able to watch President Barack Obama's inauguration from the National Mall on Tuesday. For a city that usually holds about 300,000 within its limits, that's an impressive crowd.
More importantly, it's impressive that the crowd stayed so relatively calm and injury-free.

Outreach Obama

By Tulane Hullabaloo | Jan 23rd, 2009 | Category: Arcade

On the eve of his inauguration, President Barack Obama honored the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as he visited wounded troops at a military hospital and a homeless shelter for teenagers, where he even took the time to give the walls a fresh coat of paint.