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Policing Mardi Gras: TUPD prepares for the city’s biggest party of the year

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Josh Axelrod, Senior Staff Reporter

February 19, 2020

When Mardi Gras’ main weekend commences, Broadway Street erupts. Hoards of people gather around fraternity houses, solo cups in hand, as music roars.  As a result, Tulane University Police position themselves along the street, monitoring students during the days-long party.  In fact, Broadway...

I am not a threat

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Frederick Bell, Contributing Writer

February 19, 2020

The day started with a stressful presentation looming over my head.  It was for my major seminar class in political economy and had to be at least 30 minutes long. I got out of bed early around 7 a.m. because I knew I needed the time to prepare. I put on my navy slacks, my favorite button-down and a g...

TUPD hires new police chief

TUPD hires new police chief

Deeya Patel, Associate News Editor

November 7, 2018

On Oct. 15, the Tulane University Police Department swore in its new chief of police. Kirk Bouyelas, who has served the New Orleans Police Department for 31 years, will now head a group of more than 80 police officers and a myriad of support services such as Personal Escort and Active Shooter T...

Undue use-of-force shows TUPD’s power must be restricted

Undue use-of-force shows TUPD's power must be restricted

Shea Dobson, Senior Staff Writer

April 11, 2018

Tulane President Michael Fitts recently sent out an email to the student body addressing multiple anonymous complaints made against the Tulane University Police Department which allege the use of unnecessary force by its officers, namely against people not affiliated with the university. As these complaints...

Predictive policing technologies present problems for NOLA

Predictive policing technologies present problems for NOLA

Madeline Ninno, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018

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Orleans Parish protects undocumented students, scrutinizes police interactions

Jordan Hall, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017

Exactly one month after voting to allow undocumented immigrants to attend Orleans Parish schools, the school board has voted subsequently to protect its students further by scrutinizing police interactions in the classroom. This decision is in the best interest of Orleans Parish students, and the school board was right to protect them. Police presence in schools has grow...

Hashim Walters, mayor for the millennials

Hashim Walters, mayor for the millennials

Nile Pierre, Intersections Editor

September 14, 2017

During his sophomore year at Birmingham Southern College, Hashim Walters decided to run for mayor of New Orleans. Two years later, the 22-year-old is the youngest candidate in the 2018 mayoral race and is calling on his fellow millennials to bring about change in the city he calls home.  Walters gre...

Police must seek engagement, not intimidation with citizens

Police must seek engagement, not intimidation with citizens

Madeline Ninno, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017

Following a string of violent protests across the country, the Trump administration is looking to expand the military-grade resources available to police. The events leading up to this potential expansion not only illustrate the growing divide between Americans on opposite ends of the political spectrum,...

Weekend Crime Report: September 8-10

Fiona Grathwohl, News Editor

September 11, 2017

Theft:  Tulane University Police Department officers responded to a report of a theft at 5 p.m. Sunday. The reporting person said she brought a group on non-Tulane affiliated people into her room in Monroe Hall on Saturday evening. When the group departed, the reporting person noticed her pres...

Students push for redefinition of safety on campus

Students push for redefinition of safety on campus

Nile Pierre and Emily Fornof

April 27, 2017

In 2016 there were "2,439 complaints that had to do with issues of race" within educational institutions according to the U.S. Department of Education.  In light of this statistic and the current political climate, some students are asking for the definition of safety to include issues involving race and sexuality. The past definition of student safety ...