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2008 News Archive

December 9, 2008  The New Wave
Mary Ann Travis - Public Service Shows Off -Dylan Buffalo can tell it like it is. And that’s exactly what the Tulane senior did at the Center for Public Service’s showcase on Tuesday (Dec. 2). At the event in the Lavin-Bernick Center, Buffalo shared his experiences this fall as an intern investigator with the Orleans Public Defenders.

November 21, 2008  The New Wave
Alicia Duplessis, Students Learn the Legal System, Up Close - Professor of sociology Martha Huggins takes her students from the classroom to the courthouse to help Orleans Parish public defenders secure due process for the poor. In the “Ethnographies of Crime” course, taught by Huggins for the first time this fall, students are introduced to the images and realities of crime.

November 5, 2008  The New Wave
Arthur Nead, Modern Sculptures Transform Tulane Quad - The Tulane University uptown campus stretching from Gibson Hall to Freret Street is being transformed into an open-air art gallery with the installation of six large modern sculptures this week.

October 27, 2008  The New Wave
Fran Simon, Students Connect with Lego and Climate - Just as Tulane students have done since 2004, four Tulane students are helping elementary-age school children prepare for a FIRST LEGO League competition. But this year the intense coaching has a twist: They are coaching in French as well as English....

October 24, 2008 The New Wave 
Fran Simon,  Public Service Scholars Head to Crescent City - The Tulane Center for Public Service is hosting the eighth annual International Research Conference on Service Learning and Community Engagement from Saturday through Tuesday (Oct. 25–28).

October 23, 2008 The New Wave 
Fran Simon,  Shifting Sands on Grand Isle - Students measuring the loss of sand on the barrier island of Grand Isle, La., are seeing coastal erosion happen before their eyes. Dean Moosavi takes students in his physical geology course to the spit of land on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico where they are observing rapid land loss in southern Louisiana.


October 17, 2008  New Orleans Secondline
Brett Schlesinger, Brand New Orleans, Please Contact Seller - The work done so far to re-establish New Orleans has been a lopsided success. Streetcars resume as tour guides, funneling visitors past rejuvenated landscapes and southern style estates of the Garden District. If the tracks shifted by only a block, tourists would witness these mansions take on the form of façades, hiding the slum and squalor in their own backyards.

October 9, 2008 The New Wave 
Fran Simon,  Commitment to Service: A National Obligation - “National service should be a mandatory requirement for all U.S. citizens,” said Mark Schneider, who served as director of the U.S. Peace Corps from 1999 until 2001. He spoke to students on the uptown campus on Tuesday (Oct. 7) about the value of national service in an interdependent world.

October 6, 2008 The Times-Picayune Editorial Blog
The Times-Picayune editorial staff,  Tulane exceeds expectations - Tulane University's $700 million fundraising goal would have been ambitious at any time, but the public phase of the campaign began just months before Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans.

October 27, 2008  The New Wave
Fran Simon, Students Connect with Lego and Climate - Just as Tulane students have done since 2004, four Tulane students are helping elementary-age school children prepare for a FIRST LEGO League competition. But this year the intense coaching has a twist: They are coaching in French as well as English....

The Three of the four Tulane students - Brittany Edwards, Lindsey Wood and Laura Matthews — are first-year School of Science and Engineering students hoping to fulfill part of the public-service graduation requirement as they encourage the young students to engage in the fun of science.

October 24, 2008 The New Wave 
Fran Simon,  Public Service Scholars Head to Crescent City - The Tulane Center for Public Service is hosting the eighth annual International Research Conference on Service Learning and Community Engagement from Saturday through Tuesday (Oct. 25–28).

October 23, 2008 The New Wave 
Fran Simon,  Shifting Sands on Grand Isle - Students measuring the loss of sand on the barrier island of Grand Isle, La., are seeing coastal erosion happen before their eyes. Dean Moosavi takes students in his physical geology course to the spit of land on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico where they are observing rapid land loss in southern Louisiana.

October 17, 2008  New Orleans Secondline
Brett Schlesinger, Brand New Orleans, Please Contact Seller - The work done so far to re-establish New Orleans has been a lopsided success. Streetcars resume as tour guides, funneling visitors past rejuvenated landscapes and southern style estates of the Garden District. If the tracks shifted by only a block, tourists would witness these mansions take on the form of façades, hiding the slum and squalor in their own backyards.

September, 2008 CityBusiness
Tulane University Center for Public Service 2008 Innovator of the Year - Despite a flow of large businesses out of the area over the past several years, many new — and creative— companies have established roots in New Orleans. New Orleans CityBusiness recognized 50 of those businesses in its 2008 Innovator of the Year program for their innovative products and services based on their forward thinking.Criteria such as key innovation, years on the marketplace,2007 sales and client base were considered in the selection process. Congratulations to the 50 honorees of CityBusiness’ Innovator of the Year 2008 program.

September 23, 2008 The New Wave 
Fran Simon,  Students Hit the Streets to Help New Orleans - As a steady stream of tourists wandered through Lafayette No. 1 cemetery located across the street from Commander’s Palace restaurant, troops of Tulane students fanned out to groom the historic grounds. Working in partnership with the community group Save Our Cemeteries, some students picked up debris felled from Hurricane Gustav, while others trimmed bushes. One group scaled the vaults that form the outer wall of the cemetery to clear the top of weeds that had blocked the drainage system. They were among nearly 800 students who on Saturday (Sept. 20) participated in the 18th annual Outreach Tulane, the university’s largest annual community service event.

September 19, 2008 Tulane Talk 
Scott Cowen,  Service to Neighbor and Nation - ......Disasters like Ike, Gustav and Katrina were part of the agenda at the ServiceNation Summit I attended last week in New York. This summit, which appropriately began on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, brought together 500 leaders from every sector of American life who are committed to unleashing the power of service to meet America's greatest social challenges.

September 10, 2008 The New York Times
Marc Santora,  At Columbia, Students Mix Studies With Volunteer Work, for Credits- When Columbia University engineering students were asked to design a better walker for residents of Harlem’s largest nursing home, they were not just helping elderly folks with hip problems have a better life through design — they were working for grades.

September 10, 2008 The New Wave 
Alicia Duplessis,  First-year Students Learn Through Entertainment - Blossoming into an annual freshman favorite, the “Last Student Standing” competition, held Monday, Aug. 25, in McAlister Auditorium, garnered a total of $500 in bookstore gift certificates as top prize.

August 25, 2008 The Nation
Elizabeth Giegerich,  Schooled by the Storm - The cool shade of the tall oaks that line Tulane University's campus will comfort hundreds of student volunteers assembled in the stifling August heat this Labor Day weekend. Yellow school buses will disperse volunteers from all parts of the Tulane community throughout New Orleans to hammer shingles into newly built roofs, paint charter schools and plant gardens in areas that haven't seen green since Hurricane Katrina. The attendance at Tulane's eighteenth annual volunteer day, Outreach Tulane, has swelled since the storm

August 22, 2008 New Orleans Second Line
Catherine Czarnecki, Center Raises the Bar for Community Engagement - The Center for Public Service (CPS) at Tulane University was established in 2006 as a part of the university’s renewal plan following Hurricane Katrina. At that time, Tulane was the first major university of its kind to incorporate a mandatory community-service initiative into its graduation requirements for all undergraduate students. Since then, undergraduate students have been taking part in service-based projects all over the city. Working hand-in-hand with community organizers, volunteer groups, and local schools, CPS has allied students and their community counterparts in a symbiotic relationship of learning and volunteerism.

August 15, 2008 The New Wave 
Ryan Rivet, Service Learning Goes Global - The mention of India may conjure up images from the stories of Rudyard Kipling or more modern visuals coming from the booming Bollywood movie industry. For 13 Tulane undergrads, however, India is synonymous with public service after a life-changing month this summer spent helping refugees from Tibet adjust to life on the subcontinent.

August 5, 2008The New Wave 
Alicia Duplessis, Service Links Campus to Community - Half-full paint cans, unhinged doors and second-hand light fixtures crowd the main room of the Green Project’s warehouse where Michael Bernstein, Tulane provost, traded in his suit and tie and joined a coterie of volunteers for a day of service on Friday (Aug.1).

July 30, 2008,  The New Wave 
Alicia Duplessis Program Preps Tomorrow’s Leaders - While many schools remain quiet during the summer, Tulane University classrooms for the Upward Bound program are abuzz with eager learners. Approaching its 10th year of service to high school students from economically challenged areas of New Orleans, the program continues to lead its participants toward achieving their full academic potential.

July 28, 2008,  CityBusiness 
Carol J. Schlueter, CityBusiness names 50 Innovators of the Year NEW ORLEANS — CityBusiness has announced its 2008 Innovator of the Year honorees, recognizing 50 companies and individuals who continue to keep the New Orleans area a center for creativity.  In its seventh year, Innovator of the Year recognizes individuals, companies and organizations that succeed by operating in new and exciting ways or creating unique products.

June 3, 2008 in The New Wave 
Carol J. Schlueter, Teaming Up for Post-storm Progress - It’s a recipe for post-storm progress — take a collaborative group of architecture and business students, add in supportive faculty members, and the result is an innovative project in a New Orleans neighborhood determined to rebuild.

May 16, 2008 in The New Wave
New Wave Staff, Public Service Award Honors Spirit of Giving- At lunchtime today (May 16), three families will meet for the first time. Bringing them to the table is a confluence of things both happy and sad, as well as a shared sense of giving. The families of seniors Kelly Holmes and Anne Marie Norman, the first recipients of a new award for public service, will meet with the family of a deceased Tulane alumnus for whom the award is named.

May 15, 2008 in The New Orleans City Business
Editorial N.O. Needs More Homegrown Experts - As this week's cover story highlights, New Orleans is always in the precarious position of losing its most promising leaders. Recovery School District Superintendent Paul Vallas and recovery director Ed Blakely were "imported" to deal with specific issues, and U.S. Attorney Jim Letten, a homegrown product, finds himself in the crosshairs of presidential politics.

May 7, 2008 in The New Wave
New Wave Staff , Faculty, Staff, Students End Semester on High Note - Accolades abound for Tulane faculty, staff and students as the 2007–08 academic year comes to a close. Read the article for a sampling of some recent accomplishments....

May 7, 2008 in The New Wave
New Wave Staff Most Qualified Class Heads to Campus - Tulane University, which less than three years ago sustained more than $650 million in damages and had 70 percent of its campus flooded by Hurricane Katrina, is now more popular than ever.

May 1, 2008 in The Boston Globe
Peter Schworm Southern grace, Yankee spirit, N.E. students aid Tulane renaissance - NEW ORLEANS - The mossy live oaks gracing Tulane University’s lush green quads have reclaimed their pre-Katrina glory, their arched boughs now nearly brushing the ground. The city’s beloved streetcars, sidelined for more than two years, are again gliding down St. Charles Avenue alongside the campus, their steel wheels rolling slowly past miles of stately Queen Anne and Victorian mansions.

April 25, 2008 in Tulane Hullabaloo
Emily Beasley Tulane's image up locally - Tulane’s relationship with the city appears to be changing for the better. The school's community instituted a series of rebuilding projects in post-Katrina New Orleans by expanding public service programs and setting new service-oriented graduation requirements. Incoming students must now take at least two service learning courses in order to graduate.

April 25, 2008 in Tulane Hullabaloo
Julie Schwartzwald SCALE presents youth poetry - McMain middle and high school came to Tulane on Monday to recite their poetry in der Rathskeller. The Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education program tutors literacy at McMain every Monday, and this week, tutors invited students to campus.

April 4, 2008 in The New Wave
Nick Marinello Students Become Teachers for ESL Program  - “I had always thought about being a Spanish teacher, but this is kind of the opposite,” says Meaghan Callahan, who will be graduating from Tulane in a couple of months but will remain in New Orleans to continue helping Hispanic adults learn English.

March 28, 2008 in Taking the Kids
Eileen Ognitz Want to Help Rebuild New Orleans—Here’s How - If you are embarking on a volunteer project with your kids in New Orleans or elsewhere, Vincent Ilustre, who is the executive director of Tulane University’s Center for Public Service (http://www.cps.tulane.edu) suggests: more...

March 26, 2008 in The Times Picayune
Barri Bronston Jeff turns to Tulane for teachers - Having struggled for months to find educators to teach English–language skills to a growing population of Spanish-speaking adults, the Jefferson Parish School Board is forming a partnership with Tulane University to staff the program with volunteers.

March 13, 2008 in The New Wave
Alicia Duplessis Faculty Mentor Leads Undergrad to Research - A book, a professor or even an assignment can alter the course of a college students future. For Tulane sophomore Max Daigh, it was the support and guidance from a sociology professor that led to an invitation to join an elite group of students participating in a special research-training institute in the summer.

March 7, 2008 in The New Wave
New Wave Staff Faculty and Staff Excel - Head football coach BOB TOLEDO has announced changes to the Green Wave’s coaching defensive staff, promoting O’NEILL GILBERT to defensive coordinator.

March 5, 2008 in The New Wave
Alicia Duplessis Rebuilding Volunteer Meets First Lady - Narda Hernandez, an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer at Tulane University, was one of 10 young leaders invited to meet with first lady Laura Bush in New Orleans to discuss the successes and setbacks of community organizations developing post-Katrina health care, housing, employment and education.

March 3, 2008 in The New Wave
Nick Marinello Undergraduate Applications at Record Level - Benefiting from the benevolent conspiracy of a number of key factors, Tulane is enjoying a record number of undergraduate applications for its 2008 fall semester. Inundated with submissions from nearly 34,000 applicants, the Office of Undergraduate Admission stopped accepting applications at the Jan. 15 deadline, said Earl Retif, vice president for enrollment management and registrar.

February 29, 2008 in The Hullabaloo
Jillian Berner E-mail surveys fill student in-boxes - Organizations at Tulane have taken full advantage of the convenience of e-mail surveys. The Center for Public Service, Housing and Residence Life, the Student Health Center and Technology Services have all sent surveys to students in the past few months.

February 22, 2008 in Tulane Hullabaloo
Julie Schwartzwald Campus prepares for Clinton initiative - Former President Bill Clinton held a conference call with university media across the nation Feb. 13 in an effort to spread the word about the Clinton Global Initiative.

February 21, 2008 in The New Wave
New Wave Staff Employees Speak Volumes About Tulane - You may not know Kathy Bourgeois, but you probably know her voice. When you dial the information line for Tulane University, it is her voice you hear. On Tuesday (Feb. 19), Bourgeois was one of 10 outstanding Tulane employees who received Staff Excellence Awards.

February 20, 2008 in The New Wave
Alicia Duplessis Enabling the Disabled - Tulane University biomedical engineering students are gaining real-world experience by creating mechanisms that make living with disabilities easier. Twelve student teams spent Saturday (Feb. 16) showing their inventions to clients and visitors during the 2008 design show hosted by the Tulane School of Science and Engineering.

February 18, 2008 in The New Wave
Alicia Duplessis Tutor Time - When Caroline Swann enrolled at Tulane she was aware of the university’s public-service requirement. What she didn’t know was that her service work would ultimately shape her career goals. She is among scores of Tulane students who work with For The Children, a program that provides tutoring to public school students.

February 7, 2008 in The New Wave
Nick Marinello Outside the Mainstream Media - With the proliferation of community-based publications, Internet news sites and the seemingly infinite number of blogs with news content, there are abundant points of entry outside the mainstream media for aspiring journalists to gain access to the profession. And yet "alternative journalism"  provides a set of its own challenges for those who practice it, says Tulane faculty member Vicki Mayer.

 

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