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Tulane database brings historic activism to the forefront
August 2, 2022. Elisabeth McMahon, associate professor of History and Africana Studies in the School of Liberal Arts, holds a folder of letters that are part of the African Letters Project, a free database that consists of over 5,600 letters written between Americans and Africans spanning from 1945 to 1994, during the decolonization era in many African countries. Read more.

Taiwan for the Summer
July 07, 2022. I am unspeakably grateful to participate in the U.S. Department of State’s 2022 Critical Language Scholarship for Mandarin this summer. Read more.

Newcomb to Indonesia
July 07, 2022. This summer, Adhithi Sreenivasan will be heading to Malang, Indonesia, as a part of the Critical Language Scholarship program, which the US Department of State sponsors. Read more.

Alumna Spotlight: Dr. Barbara “Bobbi” Kurshan
July 07, 2022. Dr. Kurshan has more than 40 years of experience in education as a researcher, entrepreneur, developer, investor, and company executive. Read more.

Making an Impact at Women With a Vision
June 30, 2022. Women With A Vision, Inc (WWAV) is a community-based nonprofit that seeks to serve through harm reduction and public health frameworks. Read more.

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Turning Back the Hands of Time: The Dobbs Decision
June 29, 2022. As a Tulane student, I was shocked to learn about the death of June Wall. She was a first-year student in the Newcomb College Class of 1963 who died due to a botched abortion she received from an 84-year-old woman with previous convictions of performing abortions illegally and in an unsafe manner. Read more.

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Reproductive Justice for People with Disabilities
June 08, 2022. Although great strides have been made towards taking down barriers for women with disabilities and their access to general healthcare, there is still a gap when it comes to their reproductive access. Read more.

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Guiding a Path Through Research 
May 05, 2022. I'm a first-generation college student from Birmingham, Alabama attending Tulane University studying political science with minors in French and Africana studies on a pre-law track. Read more.

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Researching a Movement
May 05, 2022. Working as a research assistant to Dr. Mahoney for the last three and a half years has been one of the highlights of my Tulane experience.  It has given me the chance to combine my passions for politics and gender equity and collaborate with other students and professors who share those interests. Read More. 

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Women in Politics – A Year in Review
May 05, 2022. It has been a busy and successful year for Tulane Women in Politics! 2021-2022 marked the first year that we were able to meet in person again after the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more.