Tulane Black Student Union

November Edition No.3

GENERAL BODY MEETING Tomorrow THURSDAY 6:30-7:30 Weatherhead/Soho Hall

GB Meeting: THURSDAY Nov. 7th, 6:30pm Service Event: SATURDAY Nov. 9th, 8am

On THURSDAY November 7th from 6:30-7:30pm we will have a General Body Meeting where we will make PB&J sandwiches to distribute to homeless people at our service project this Saturday. We will also be writing notes of encouragement to give out with the sandwiches that day. At our general body meeting, we will also have a discussion on service and community engagement.

On SATURDAY November 9th from 8am-9:30am, the tBSU will be volunteering in the city and giving back to our community by feeding the homeless! Transportation will be provided by CACTUS, Tulane's oldest and largest community service organization. Please join us, and feel free to bring your friends (please RSVP in the facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1427977830747959/?ref_dashboard_filter=calendar).

Want to know more about the Service Project?

On Christmas Day in 2011, John Lacabiere III and a group of friends decided to go out and feed the homeless as an act of service. After seeing how many people were out there, they decided they should do something, and a monthly project was born. Since then, the project has grown into a weekly service event that brings in volunteer from all over the community. In addition to food, they also hand out clothes, and hygiene packs so please bring any of these items for donation! Service starts at 8am and lasts until the food is gone. It happens every Saturday at the intersection of Oretha Castle Haley and Calliope.

Food for Thought

Giving Back to our Community through Service

Inspirational Quote

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

- Winston Churchill

Wealth Inequality in America

Before our discussion on the importance of community engagement and service, the tBSU would like for you to get a better sense of how wealth is distributed in America. This video shows startling facts and visual data, so that we can understand the hierarchy based on wealth that exists in our country. This video alone shows why it is so important to help those who you can give assistance to.

Wealth Inequality in America

Cowen Service Project

Community service should be more than a graduation requirement here at Tulane University, it should be sustainable and accountable. Service is a way for Tulane to say that we appreciate the citizens and culture of New Orleans and it's a way to give back to the city that all Tulane students call home.

The Cowen Service project is a challenge that is centered around giving back in any community. The goal is to reach 750,000 hours in 275 days, by May 2, 2014. This event was created in honor of our retiring President Scott Cowen. If you are attending our service event we urge you to sign up and record your hours for the Cowen Service project so that we can be one step closer to reaching this goal. You can sign up in the link provided below.

Tips for Thanksgiving Travel

  1. If you're traveling at what would be considered a "busy time" and you stand at P.J.'s at the intersection of Mcalister and Willow, you will most likely find a group of Tulane students who are willing to share a taxi. Make some friends so that you can cut the cost of a $50 dollar taxi ride.
  2. The Airport Shuttle is a convenient and economical way to get to and from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Their permanent pick-up and drop-off location at Tulane is at the corner of Willow Street and McAlister near PJ's Willow Cafe. Online Reservations Must be made at least 24 hours prior to your departure flight time. To make a change to an existing reservation via phone or for Wheelchair Accessible Service, please call (866) 596-2699 $38.00 round trip per person; $20 one-way per person Baggage: First 3 bags per passenger are Free. http://tulane.edu/universityservices/airport-shuttle.cfm
  3. If you don't feel comfortable riding in a taxi by yourself back to Tulane, and you see some Tulane students, ask to join their taxi. If you're not that outgoing and you're at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, ask a security guard near the taxi and bus pick up to round up some Tulane students.
  4. Remember to be safe, and always be aware of your surroundings in new environments.

Congrats to Tulane Football !

For the first time in eleven years, Tulane will be attending a Bowl Game. Be sure to congratulate any football player and let them know that we appreciate all of their hard work and dedication! Our football team is currently ranked first in the West Division with an outstanding record of 6-3! If you'd like to come out and support the team our last home game on 11/21/2013 we'll be playing UTEP.



Devon Walker, a senior member of the Green Wave Football team majoring in biochemistry, sustained a severe spinal cord injury while playing in the Tulane vs. Tulsa football game in Tulsa, Okla., on September 8, 2012. Devon's Den is a privately funded project providing needed materials and services for an addition of a bedroom and bathroom to the Walker home in Destrehan, La. To date Devon's injuries require comprehensive 24-hour care. Below is a link to make donations and keep track of his recovery; along with a special ESPN recently did on Devon's recovery.

Events Around Campus

Bayou Classic/ Battle of the Bands

The Bayou Classic is a five day event featuring a parade, fan festival, a golf tournament, empowerment seminars, a battle of the bands, and much more; all of which culminates with a football matchup between the Tigers of Grambling State and the Jaguars of Southern University.

The Mercedes-Benz Superdome is the site of the “Bayou Clash” game that gave rise to all the other related festivities. The stadium turnstiles open at noon on Saturday, November 30 and kickoff is at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are now on sale and can be ordered from Ticketmaster or purchased at the gate.

Bayou Classic (2012) - Battle of the Bands Pt 1

Oak Street Po-Boy Festival

The 2013 Oak Street Po-Boy Festival takes place on Sunday, November 24 on Oak Street in the city’s historic Carrollton neighborhood. Starting small, as most festivals do, the Po-Boy Fest has grown so large and popular – attracting roughly 50,000 people last year – that it now encompasses the full seven blocks of Oak Street between South Carrollton Avenue and the Mississippi River levee.

The festival runs from 11:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. and admission is free.


Oak Street Po-Boy Festival 2010

Fundraiser to help Tulane Student with cancer get a prothestic leg

Tulane student and brother of Zeta Psi, Billy Coombs, was diagnosed with Synovial Sarcoma; because of this he has had his left leg amputated.

This Thursday, November 7th, 4:30 at the Zeta Psi House, Zeta Psi will be holding a Car Bash. It's pretty simple, you make a donation, we give you a hammer, and you can give a junk car everything you got. A 3 dollar donation gets you one hit, a 5 dollar donation gets you three hits, and 10 dollars gets you a 45 second rampage. Please click on the link if to the facebook page you'd like to donate.

TU Dance Marathon

Be a hero for the kids! Break out all your finest superhero accessories and join us for a night of dancing and fun in the LBC (Qatar Ballroom and Kendall Cram). There will be food, games, music and raffle prizes throughout the night.

All proceeds go to Phi Mu's Philanthropy, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and the Children's Hospital of New Orleans. Friday, November 15, 2013, 5 p.m.

Talk from Sister Helen Prejean author of the book, "Dead Man Walking"

Amnesty International at Tulane welcomes Sister Helen Prejean, a leading American advocate for the abolition of the death penalty, to Tulane University. Sister Helen is the author of the book, "Dead Man Walking" and has served as spiritual advisor for death row inmates at Angola since 1982. She served as National Chairperson of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty from 1993 to 1995. Join us in welcoming Sister Helen to share her experiences with death row inmates, the Louisiana State Penitentiary, and the death penalty!
Rogers Memorial Chapel, Tulane University Tuesday November 19, 2013 7:00 P.M.

Just looking for something to do ?


Today’s City Park offers something for everyone. Stop and smell the roses in the Botanical Garden. Enjoy art in the open-air Sculpture Garden. Stroll through the sprawling green space or get active on the park’s biking, jogging, and walking paths. Practice your serve on one of 26 tennis courts or hit the links on City Park’s new 18-hole mini golf course.

The park also offers a host of family friendly activities, including the one-of-a-kind antique wooden carousel in the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park / train ride– a hand-carved marvel of “flying horses” that has been a family favorite for nearly 100 years.

The crown jewel of City Park: the world's largest mature live oaks, which includes a grand oak that dates back nearly 800 years. A great way to spend a day with your friends. Somethings are free. Learn more through the link provided below.

Black History Fact of the month "College Edition" :
November 17, 1980 - WHHM, the first African American-operated radio station, goes on the air at Howard University.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving from the tBSU E-board !