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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...

Stand Out Student: Alyssa Nielsen - January 17, 2018

Alyssa studies Neuroscience and Dance, and brings her passion for these subjects to her work as an RA in Weatherhead.   Alyssa Nielsen is a Tulane sophomore, who lived in the Honors Residential Learning Community (RLC) in Wall Residence Hall as a first-year, and is now a Resident Advisor (RA) in the second-year Honors RLC in Weatherhead Hall.  She is grateful for the opportunities the Honors Program offers to students to get to know professors and their research, and to develop the skills to...

Focus on Faculty: Scott McKinley - January 17, 2018

Scott McKinley, Associate Professor of Mathematics at Tulane.   Scott McKinley, Associate Professor of Mathematics at Tulane, brought his research passion into the classroom in his first-year Honors Colloquium, “Lies, Damned Lies and Big Data.”  The course addressed fundamental questions of truth in academia and the world at large, aiming to provide students with tools from his field to critically assess statistical claims. The story of how Professor McKinley came to teach his Colloquium...

Stand Out Student: Jack Sweeney - December 10, 2017

Jack Sweeney, a junior in the Tulane Honors Program studying Political Science and French, is beginning a year-long study abroad program in Paris, where he is immersed in French culture and language, and learning new perspectives on his area of study.   Jack is participating in the program run by EDUCO, an educational consortium of which Tulane is a member, alongside Emory, Cornell and Duke Universities.  Students in the program are immersed in the French language by taking their course load...

Standout Honors Student: Samantha Hilburn - October 23, 2017

During Samantha Hilburn’s short time at Tulane University, she has been involved with the Honors RLCs (Residential Learning Communities) in Wall and Weatherhead Residence Halls.  These experiences have guided her choices on major and research interests, leading her back to her childhood passion of geology.   In good news for any other students who have found it difficult to figure out their major at Tulane, Samantha has changed her own mind more than once, but is now aiming to double major in...

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