April 4, 2013 2:00 PM
New Wave staff
For the first time in more than five decades the Tulane University campus will be without a campus fixture as the university community mourns the loss of Tom “The Barber” Davis who died on Sunday (March 31).
He opened the doors to his barber shop on the Tulane uptown campus in the newly built University Center in September 1959 and immediately embraced the Tulane community.In a 2009 video, Davis reflected on the changes he’d seen at Tulane during his time at the university, and said being around the students for so long helped to keep him young. Known as much for his personality as for his skill with the shears, many local alumni continued to visit his chair for a trim and a conversation.
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