The Tulane Hullabaloo

Update: Student dies after falling from residence hall balcony

Armando Marin, Online News Editor

November 10, 2014


Filed under News, Online Features

A student fell off a second-floor staircase balcony rail in a residence hall Saturday at approximately 1:17 a.m, which resulted in him sustaining blunt head trauma,  the Tulane University Police Department daily activity report states. The incident is classified as an alcohol offense and underage alc...

Two men steal non-affiliate’s vehicle near Tulane Medical Center

Armando Marin, Online News Editor

November 8, 2014


Filed under Crime, News, Online Features

Two men threatened a non-affiliate with a firearm and stole his 2007 maroon Nissan Murano at 5:45 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of South Saratoga Street and Tulane Avenue, which is near Tulane Medical Center. Tulane University Police Department detailed the incident in a crime alert sent to the T...

Tulane misuses $13 million of FEMA funding after Hurricane Katrina, OIG audit states

Kate Jamison, Print News Editor

November 4, 2014


Filed under News, Online Features

A recent audit done by the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security found that the Federal Emergency Management Agency should reclaim $13 million from Tulane for unsupported equipment and contractor costs. The university received a $291.9 million public assistance award ...

Technology Services aims to accomodate Tulane’s leading Netflix usage

Danny Fitzpatrick, Associate News Editor

November 4, 2014


Filed under News

Tulane is the single largest user of Netflix in the state of Louisiana, according to Charlie McMahon, vice president for information technology and chief technology officer, based off of research conducted by the Louisiana Optic Network Initiative. LONI is a fiber optic network that connects Louisiana's ma...

NOPD arrests suspect in connection to Oak Street kidnapping

Armando Marin, Online News Editor

November 3, 2014


Filed under Crime, News, Online Features

New Orleans Police Department arrested 20-year-old Julian Correa Saturday in connection to a kidnapping which occurred at approximately 3 a.m. on Oct. 11 on Oak Street, according to a NOPD press release.NOPD was able to identify the suspect through video surveillance footage. During the initial intervie...

Teenagers armed with knife rob man on State Street Drive

Amanda Verdi, Associate News Editor

November 1, 2014


Filed under Crime, News

Two teenage males armed with a knife robbed a man at 11:05 a.m. Friday on the 3100 block of State Street Drive, according to the New Orleans Police Department Superintendent's major offense log. The suspects initially escaped with the man's iPad.The victim notified NOPD after the incident. The perpetrators...

Zeta Psi hosts second annual car bash to benefit Aishel House

Zeta Psi hosts second annual car bash to benefit Aishel House

Emma Discher, Senior Staff Reporter

October 22, 2014


Filed under News

Zeta Psi fraternity hosted its second car bash event Sunday outside its house on Broadway Street. The event supports a Zeta Psi brother, Billy Coombs, who fought and beat cancer last year and the Aishel House where he stayed during his treatment.Zeta Psi Philanthropy Chair Adam Kline planned the event ...

Tulane researcher works to develop 15-minute test for Ebola

Tulane researcher works to develop 15-minute test for Ebola

Emma Discher, Senior Staff Reporter

October 22, 2014


Filed under News

Developing a 15-minute rapid finger prick test for Ebola has been Tulane microbiology and immunology professor Robert Garry's most recent project. The current test takes three days.“We can employ a very simple spring-loaded device that makes a little prick in the finger and easily draw a small drop of blo...

Hullabaloo investigates fake ID use in Louisiana, strict state statutes

Hullabaloo investigates fake ID use in Louisiana, strict state statutes

Amanda Verdi and Danny Fitzpatrick, Associate News Editors

October 22, 2014


Filed under News

In a city where there is no shortage of alcohol, a quick fix for people younger than 21 looking to drink has historically been purchasing a fake ID.Many students own fake IDs at Tulane, even though the state of Louisiana has among the strictest laws for fraudulent identification usage in the country...

Greek community combats sexual assault with new campaign

Greek community combats sexual assault with new campaign

Armando Marin, Online News Editor

October 22, 2014


Filed under News

Students have mobilized to bring awareness to the issue of sexual assault through Tulane’s Greek community. The Greek Life Against Sexual Assault campaign aims to advocate for the elimination of sexual assault on campus by encouraging conversation within fraternities and sororities. GLASA is a joi...

Puss moth caterpillars poison students

Robert Marchini, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2014


Filed under News

Three students have been treated for injured by poisonous caterpillars on campus in the past two weeks, Tulane University Police Department reported.The puss moth caterpillar, also known as the asp caterpillar, is approximately one-inch long and covered in what appears to be fur or hair, actually made of v...

Annual anti-racism workshop celebrates 15-year anniversary

Madeleine Swanstrom, Contributing Reporter

October 22, 2014


Filed under News

Students Organizing Against Racism hosted its “Undoing Racism” workshop last weekend in the Anna Many Lounge in the Caroline Richardson building. About 40 people were in attendance, including many leaders of social justice organizations on campus.“We like to say that we’re more than an organi...