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News in review: Oct. 9, 2017

October 06, 2017 5:00 PM
Carolyn Scofield



Tulane experts tackle tough topics in this edition of News in Review. Here are the stories making national headlines.

Huffington Post talked with Tulane trauma expert Charles Figley about feeling residual effects from a tragedy. WebMD and Popular Science also reached out to Figley following the Las Vegas shooting.

Business Insider cited Tulane research in their story about how Americans are more likely to die from gun violence than many leading causes of death combined.

As Puerto Rico recovers from the devastation of Hurricane Maria, FiveThirtyEight says the threat of diseases caused by mosquitoes goes up. The website referenced a 2008 Tulane study.

USA Today talked to professor of Latin American history Kris Lane about the appropriateness of Christopher Columbus statues.

CNN cited a Tulane study about age discrimination in this opinion piece.

The Christian Science Monitor referenced a 2016 study by the Education Research Alliance’s Jon Valant.

Law School professor of practice Laila Hlass talked with Think Progress about immigrants and ICE.

Salon picked up this piece by historian Jana Lipman, which explores the South Vietnamese who fled after the fall of Saigon and who returned.

Philanthropy News Digest reported on a half-million dollar grant to research postsecondary pathways to success.

And the $25 million dollar gift to the School of Medicine made headlines in The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

That wraps up this edition of Tulane News in Review. Until next time, Roll Wave!