The Jambalaya, Tulane University’s official yearbook, will print in 2017 for the first time since 2008. Tel François Bailliet, student media adviser and assistant director of student programs at Tulane, said the yearbook’s return comes at the requests of students and parents.
In order to revive the yearbook, which was founded in 1896, Bailliet formed a partnership with former Tulane student media adviser Jeff Breaux, who now serves as chief manager of Main Campus Publications.
“Main Campus Publications handles the printing, the marketing and the selling of the book,” Bailliet said. “We work in conjunction with them.”
“It’s nice to have a tangible memory of the people that you love like when you look at your parents’ yearbook or when you look at your own.”
Tel François Bailliet, Tulane student media adviser
In lieu of a separate Jambalaya staff, photographers, writers and editors from the Tulane Hullabaloo will organize the yearbook. The final product will be a full-sized, picture-heavy book with a modern layout. It will cost $90.
“So far, we’re really positive about it,” Bailliet said. “We just had two full weeks of portraits, and we’re going to have another three in the spring.”
Anyone in the Tulane community is able to submit content. Student organizations and campus departments can send copies of their event flyers and t-shirt designs to firstname.lastname@example.org for print consideration in the yearbook.
A scrapbook section will include photos from Fall Welcome, Homecoming, and other events taking place during the 2016-2017 academic year.
“It’s easy to order online, and it’s a bargain book,” Bailliet said. “It’s nice to have a tangible memory of the people that you love like when you look at your parents’ yearbook or when you look at your own.”
Jamie Logan is a senior majoring in English and classical studies with a minor in psychology at Tulane University.