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MFA candidate glides from Broadway stage to classroom - May 18, 2017
Actor and playwright Justin Lee Miller was entertaining audiences last week in Bari, Italy, where he performed in Porgy and Bess at the Teatro Petruzzelli. Now he has returned to New Orleans for the Unified Commencement Ceremony, where he will...

Does your mortarboard measure up? - May 18, 2017
Members of the Class of 2017 used a wide variety of materials — ranging from battery-powered lights to multicolored quinoa — to transform their plain mortarboards into memorable keepsakes. To see their handiwork, check out the nine boards in the...

Decoding the colors of commencement - May 17, 2017
The practice of wearing caps and gowns to signify a graduate’s educational passage from one level to the next extends back to medieval universities. Since then, generations of students have continued the tradition and in modern times found ways of...

Don’t miss Tulane’s special edition Snapchat filters and photo banners - May 16, 2017
Tulane is offering the Class of 2017 a few new ways to capture their commencement memories. On the uptown campus and in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome during the Unified Commencement Ceremony, graduates can enhance their pictures using photo-op banners...

All smiles - May 16, 2017
Members of the class of 2017, from left, Nate Fowler, Summer Lawson and Corinne Watson take a selfie wearing their regalia following a photoshoot on the academic quad. 

Green Wave basketball star shoots for success - May 11, 2017
Tulane University women’s basketball senior Leslie Vorpahl has proven that athletics and a Tulane education are a perfect recipe for success. Vorpahl has played the role of floor general the past two seasons, calling the shots as the Green Wave’s...

Finance and football fuel grad’s 4.0 GPA - May 08, 2017
Marshall Wadleigh’s story of accomplishment is a testament that hard work breeds success. The Tulane University senior from Pearl River, Louisiana, maintained a 4.0 grade point average as a walk-on member of the Tulane football program, and was...

Grad swag - May 03, 2017
With commencement right around the corner, the Tulane University bookstore in the Lavin-Bernick Center has no shortage of items to commemorate the Class of 2017.   

Guess who offered each pearl of wisdom? - May 03, 2017
While graduates are gearing up to make memories at the 2017 Tulane University Unified Commencement Ceremony, taking place in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Saturday, May 20, Academy Award–winning actress Helen Mirren is preparing to share sage...

Countdown - April 04, 2017
Atianna Cordova, left, gives herself a once-over before having her graduate portrait taken by Andy Wayne, right, on Tuesday (April 4) in the Lavin-Bernick Center. Cordova, a candidate for a master's degree in Disaster Resilience, is one of 2,600...

Graduating senior - March 21, 2017
Dr. Hugh Robertson stands ready to be photographed as Lauren LaCaze adjusts his academic regalia during Grad Fest Downtown. Students graduating in medicine, public health and tropical medicine, and social work were able to pick up regalia, order...

Join the krewe that makes Tulane’s commencement happen - March 13, 2017
It takes a small army  — or krewe  — to seamlessly make the magic of the Tulane University Unified Commencement Ceremony come alive. When the graduates march into the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Saturday, May 20, they’ll experience the sounds of a...

Father and son earn degrees at the same time - May 19, 2016
John J. Pounders III and John J. Pounders IV enrolled in the School of Continuing Studies years apart, but both officially graduated this May.The father-and-son duo, who hail from Gretna, Louisiana, majored in media arts and public relations,...

Parting shot - May 18, 2016
A member of the Tulane Class of 2016 waves to her family in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Saturday (May 14). As we wrap up our coverage of commencement weekend, the staff of New Wave wishes graduates the best of luck. We hope they will continue to...

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