The main student dining facility at Tulane University is now known as The Malkin Sacks Commons, thanks to the forward-thinking leadership, commitment and generous gifts from Tulane alumni and former Tulane parents Barry Malkin and his wife, Jodi Block, and Michael and Cari Sacks.
Arianne D. Sacramento will be graduating with three degrees: a Doctor of Medicine, a Master of Business Administration, and a Master of Public Health. Sacramento has been selected as a Unified Commencement Ceremony student speaker and is a recipient of the Tulane 34 Award, which is given annually to 34 outstanding graduating students. Read more on the Tulane News website and watch Sacramento’s video on YouTube.
Da’Sean Spencer, who will serve as a Unified Commencement Ceremony student speaker, has helped to advance cultural change at the Tulane Undergraduate Assembly. Spencer will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts from the School of Liberal Arts and a major in Political Science. Read more on the Tulane News website and watch Spencer’s video on YouTube.
Racial and ethnic health inequities cost the United States economy $451 billion in 2018, according to a study by Tulane researchers. Using four different national databases, researchers used medical care costs, lost labor market productivity, and premature deaths to determine the economic burden placed on different racial and ethnic groups as well as educational attainment. Read more on the Tulane News website.
Tulane’s Unified Commencement Ceremony brings together all Tulane graduating students — undergraduate, graduate and professional — to celebrate the culmination of their academic achievements. This year’s Unified Commencement Ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 20, at 6:30 p.m. in Yulman Stadium on the uptown campus. The ceremony will feature the procession of graduates and faculty, a keynote address, student speaker addresses, the presentation of teaching awards, the conferral of degrees and a fireworks display. This year’s keynote speaker is Tony and Grammy Award winner Leslie Odom, Jr., who is best known for his breakout role as the original Aaron Burr in the hit musical Hamilton. The ceremony will be livestreamed during the scheduled event time at https://commencement.tulane.edu/2023livestream. Visit the Commencement website for more information.
“This is a virus that we haven’t had new problematic variants recently, but there’s always the chance that there will be another variant,” Thomas LaVeist, dean of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, says in an article about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention no longer tracking COVID-19 cases after June 1.
WWL-TV: Great Day Louisiana
Dr. Samir El-Dahr, chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the School of Medicine, discusses how to diagnose, treat and prevent high blood pressure in adolescents.
Wisconsin Public Radio
Jesse Keenan, Favrot II Associate Professor of Sustainable Real Estate at the School of Architecture, discusses the phrase “climate-proof Duluth” and notes that communities should be making improvements to infrastructure with climate risks in mind.
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