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News in review: Oct. 23, 2017

October 20, 2017 3:15 PM
Carolyn Scofield



Video transcript:

Welcome to another edition of Tulane News in Review. Here are the Tulane experts and stories making national news.

Associate professor of creative writing Jesmyn Ward was named a 2017 MacArthur fellow.

The Associated Press, New York Times, Washington Post, CBS News, NPR, Huffington Post, Christian Science Monitor, The Guardian and other news sites all highlighted Ward’s MacArthur win.

Huffington Post talked to political scientist Rosalind Blanco Cook as New Orleans prepares to elect its first woman mayor.

That’s sociologist David Smilde talking to NPR about Venezuela. He was also quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg

The Washington Post featured assistant professor of critical race studies Mohan Ambikaipaker in a story about the Hindu New Year, Diwali.

Trauma expert Charles Figley talked to the Associated Press, a story picked up by news outlets including the Los Angeles Times and Baltimore Sun.   

MarketWatch spoke with Economist Patrick Button about aging in America. 

Gabe Feldman, director of Tulane’s Sports Law Program, talked to about Colin Kaepernick and Ezekiel Elliot.

Tulane is paying it forward by offering a tuition-free semester to students enrolled at Puerto Rican colleges. The story was picked up by Fortune, The Hill, Teen Vogue, Inside Higher Ed, Yahoo and more. It was also shared by hundreds of people, including Lin Manuel Miranda and Jeb Bush, on social media.

Forbes interviewed University Professor of History Walter Isaacson about innovation and Leonardo da Vinci

And Expedia featured Tulane as one of their 14 most beautiful college campuses.

Check back soon for the next Tulane News in Review. Thanks for watching.