2020 was an unprecedented year, from the COVID-19 pandemic, to a national reckoning regarding systemic racism and inequality, to several severe weather events and hurricanes to, finally, hope as the first batches of vaccines arrived. Here is a look back at Tulane’s year in photos.
Tulane medical student Rody Alexis looks pleased as he checks out his new hairdo during the annual St. Baldrick’s head-shaving event. The national, volunteer-driven charity supports research to find cures for childhood cancers. (Photo by Sally Asher)
Students gather boxes in preparation to move out of on-campus residence halls in response to the coronavirus. Following the last day of in-person classes on March 13, the rest of the spring semester continued online. (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano)
Tulane medical students work around-the-clock to assemble face shields donated by Apple. The students organized a regional donation hub to collect personal protective equipment for frontline healthcare workers. (Photo by Sally Asher, taken prior to mask mandates for general public)