Eight tons of crawfish and free music: Crawfest draws thousands

This article was published in The Hullabaloo on April 23, 2010.
An estimated crowd of 7,000 celebrated Tulane’s fourth annual Crawfest Saturday, consuming all 16,000 pounds of crawfish by 3 p.m. The musical performances continued until 9 p.m.

Featuring 10 local bands, 11 local art vendors, five food vendors and 10 non-profit stands, Crawfest attracted a larger crowd of non-Tulane affiliates this year than ever before.

The Crawfest Committee, an elected group within Undergraduate Student Government, spends from $130,000 – 150,000 to put on Crawfest each year.

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Honduran President to Visit Scott Cowen

This article was published on April 23, 2010 in The Hullabaloo.

President Porfirio “Pepe” Lobo Sosa of Honduras is set to meet with Tulane President Scott Cowen this weekend.

It is estimated that more than 120,000 Hondurans live in the New Orleans area, making the Crescent City the fourth most populous Honduran community in the world.

Mayra Pineda, former Consul General and current liason between the Honduran government and New Orleans city officials, said there is a broad range of issues on Lobo’s agenda, including education, healthcare, security, infrastructure and tourism. Read more of this post