February 21, 2010
'Service Learning' Becomes the New Standard at Tulane U.
In architecture, neuroscience, and other disciplines, professors make rebuilding New Orleans a central part of the curriculum
Jackson Hill for The Chronicle
Tulane University students have been reveling during Mardi Gras and enjoying jazz in the French Quarter for more than a century.
But last week, as another Mardi Gras celebration kicked off, Tulane students were also studying the lives of powerful women in the community: the Mardi Gras Indian queens. This year students also participated in archaeological digs, used their rhetorical skills to coach debate teams at local middle schools, and generally played a more active, and academic,