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 Tulane Empowers

Health economics student takes first place in global challenge
Entry in Dairy Data Challenge proposes better data collection to boost production and quality of milk, increasing farmer income and improving nutrition.
 
Students help make birth safer
Tulane students collaborate with Birthing Project USA to reduce the number of mothers who die in childbirth and babies who die in the first year of life.
 
Book offers multilingual help for Haitian children
For their graduation requirement, social work students created The Big Shake, a book to help children in Haiti process trauma.
 
Students work together to rebuild wetlands
Tulane University and Nunez Community College students collaborate to improve water quality.
 
Art Looks Through Water
A Studio in the Woods awards residencies to five artists who will offer different perspectives on water.
 
Auction Fund-raiser Features Sports Action
The Tulane Grads and Dads Auction, online through June 15, supports scholarships for student-athletes.

Healthy picking: Abundant fruit for needy families

Tulane alumna Megan Nuismer leads volunteers who gather fruit and donate it to community organizations. 

fruit tree project
Tulane alumna Megan Nuismer leads volunteers who gather fruit that’s free for the picking and donate it to community organizations. (Photos by Paula Burch-Celentano)


February 27, 2012

Michael Celone
newwave@tulane.edu

Some New Orleans households with limited resources may not be able to afford the healthier foods that contribute to a balanced diet. Tulane alumna Megan Nuismer is trying to change that by making fruit accessible through the New Orleans Fruit Tree Project.

The concept is simple. It originated during Nuismer’s time as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer at the Hollygrove Market & Farm. More...

 

 

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