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Thesis in the Spotlight: Sarah Lawhorne - February 21, 2018

Sarah Lawhorne is a senior Finance major.  Senior Finance major Sarah Lawhorne is writing her Honors Thesis to take advantage of the resources she has available at Tulane to complete a large project.  Her thesis looks at distressed retailers, a topic she thinks is particularly pertinent at this time, and features a case study of struggling US retailer Sears. The US retail market is changing.  The rise of online shopping, embodied by Amazon’s newfound dominance, is challenging traditional...

Focus on Faculty: Dr. Laura Rosanne Adderley - February 21, 2018

Dr. Laura Rosanne Adderley is an Associate Professor of History and the Chair of the Africana Studies Department at Tulane.   Dr. Laura Rosanne Adderley is an Associate Professor of History and the Chair of the Africana Studies Department at Tulane.  She has a large amount of experience advising Honors Theses, which she values as an opportunity to really discuss research with undergraduate students.  A thesis is a significant undertaking and not for everyone, she says, but the process teaches...

Stand Out Student: Lipaz Avigal - February 21, 2018

Lipaz Avigal  is a Junior at Tulane studying Political Economy and Spanish. Lipaz Avigal, a Junior at Tulane studying Political Economy and Spanish, says that her “intentional” experiences at Tulane have been those with the most value.  Whether that means the semester she just spent in Buenos Aires, or the summer she spent researching the refugee crisis in Europe, she has always tried to seek out new and different ways of learning.  Moving forward, both experiences are now guiding her thinking...

The Inaugural Honors Thesis Forum - February 07, 2018

The Inaugural Honors Thesis Forum is an opportunity for Senior Thesis writers to present their research and findings to the wider Tulane community, including fellow writers, younger Honors students, and faculty.  Presentations will vary in length and format, with a mixture of brief and extended, panel-style and individual, and lecture hall and classroom talks.  All thesis writers are encouraged, but not required, to take part, as an invaluable element of the Honors Thesis experience.   The...

Honors Outside the Classroom: Tulane Naturally - February 07, 2018

Reid Belanger participates in "Tulane, Naturally" Society   The “Tulane, Naturally” Society in Wall Residence Hall recently visited the Abita Creek Flatwoods Preserve to plant longleaf pine seedlings with the Nature Conservancy. Led by Professor Donata Henry, Senior Professor of Practice in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, this Society offers activities for students who love nature and the outdoors. Professor Henry describes her role and the importance of this work by Tulane students here: I...

Focus on Faculty: Marline Otte - February 07, 2018

Tending to the wounded on Unter den Linden   Marline Otte, Associate Professor of History and Tulane’s resident expert on Modern Germany, is excited to bring her teaching to Berlin this summer through the Honors Summer Program.  Her class, entitled “Imagining Berlin: Photography and the Making of a Metropolis,” will draw on the unique resources and context of the city in which it will be taught.  Many of the themes of the course will re-appear, in slightly different ways, in a new Honors first...

Thesis in the Spotlight: Hannah Craig - February 07, 2018

Hannah Craig is a Tulane senior studying Public Health and Environmental Studies.    Hannah Craig is a Tulane senior studying Public Health and Environmental Studies.  She is writing her Honors Thesis about the experiences of refugee women who sought-- and continue to seek-- asylum in Europe during the recent crisis.  The project throws light on the violence faced by some of the most marginalized women in society. Hannah’s project is fundamentally motivated by a desire to facilitate societal...

Standout Student: Stefan Suazo - February 07, 2018

First-year Political Economy major Stefan Suazo is already making his mark on the Tulane community, serving as the President of the Community Government in Wall Residence Hall and working to establish the Tulane University Academy of Politics.  He is fundamentally motivated by his long-term goal of direct political involvement in his home city of New Orleans. Stefan chose to come to Tulane because he felt he could make a real impact on the campus community here.  As a Stamps Scholar, he is a...

Honors Outside of the Classroom: Honors Societies - January 19, 2018

Students take part in a graveyard poetry reading.   In a world full of new discoveries, countless cultures, war, injustices and infinite natural and man-made wonders, it is no longer a luxury to be aware of the complex layers that constitute our world. It is a necessity. The Honors Program is dedicated to taking our students’ education to an experiential level that fosters engagement not only with faculty but with their community as well. Societies in Wall Residential Hall are designed to do...

Thesis in the Spotlight: Dylan Koester - January 17, 2018

Tulane senior Dylan Koester is taking his studies in Music to the next level with his Honors Thesis.   Tulane senior Dylan Koester is taking his studies in Music to the next level with his Honors Thesis, which combines a written analytical component with a concert on February 1st.  Dylan is a passionate aspiring conductor, and is excited to culminate four years of training in conducting at Tulane by working with musicians from the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO). The subject of Dylan’s...

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