The Tulane Hullabaloo

Tulane policy still fails to address sexual violence


Lily Lazarus, Contributing Writer

February 19, 2020

Lily runs the sexual violence support group for Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity. Following the 2017 Climate Assessment, Tulane launched the Wave of Change initiative in 2018. The initiative was an attempt to combat sexual violence through education and prevention programming, workshops and panels, promis...

Where did the anger over the 2018 climate survey go?

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Deeya Patel, Views Editor

February 6, 2020

Content Warning: Please be advised that this article contains content related to sexual assault and rape.  Tulane in 2018 was a Tulane in despair. When a climate survey revealed that 41% of its female students had experienced sexual assault, efforts to address and prevent the situation were ...

Tulane basketball player charged with rape, dismissed from team


Colin Threlkeld, Senior Staff Reporter

January 11, 2020

A Tulane basketball player charged with third-degree rape has been dismissed from the team, according to a report.  Bul Ajang was accused of raping a woman with whom he had been drinking and dancing at a bar Sunday, according to police. He has been released from jail on a $10,000 bond. The a...

LGBTQ+ student sexual misconduct report identifies disparities in queer experience

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Deeya Patel, News Editor

September 12, 2019

“In particular with LGBTQ+ students, 33% reported being a victim of an attempted rape, and 31% reported being raped by a sexually violent perpatrator. I think it’s important to understand that’s pretty significant,” Dan Tillapaugh said.  Tillapaugh conducts research on intersectional issues and social...

Tulane students take part in ‘Roleplay’, a play discussing college life, sexual assault

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Haley Soares, Arcade Editor

September 11, 2019

Over the past year, student actors and local theater group Goat in the Road Productions have worked together to create “Roleplay,” an original production dealing with the sexual culture on Tulane’s campus. In 2017 Tulane conducted the Climate Survey on Sexual Misconduct, revealing a shockin...

Mayor LaToya Cantrell visits The Boot after sexual assaults


Josh Axelrod, Senior Staff Reporter

September 7, 2019

Mayor LaToya Cantrell visited The Boot Bar & Grill last night following two sexual assaults in the past two weeks that began at the campus bar. She spoke with Boot management to learn more about the incidents before sending out a message of support to the victims, two Loyola students. The assau...

TUPD: Victims approached at The Boot report sexual assaults

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Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Reporter

September 5, 2019

An off-campus sexual assault was reported by a non-Tulane affiliated student at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sep. 5. The victim reported that she was approached at The Boot Bar and Grill by an unknown male subject, brought to an unknown location and sexually assaulted, according to Tulane University...

Letter to the Editor: Addressing The Elephant

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Allison Foster and Katarina Engler

April 4, 2019

Dear Editor: The 2017 Tulane University Sexual Misconduct Climate Survey results were staggering. Their release took Tulane by storm, and rightly so. 41% of Tulane undergraduate women and 18% of Tulane undergraduate men reported being sexually assaulted during their time at Tulane. That number is...

Tulane brings in sexual assault researchers to support LGBTQ, students of color

Tulane brings in sexual assault researchers to support LGBTQ, students of color

Nile Pierre and Kila Moore

March 20, 2019

In 2017, Tulane released a climate survey which included data on rates of sexual assault on Tulane’s campus. According to the survey results, undergraduate women, particularly LGBTQ students, reported the highest rates of sexual violence. Though 41 percent of undergraduate women reported being sexually a...

Students reflect on Spotify, cancel culture

Students reflect on Spotify, cancel culture

Lucy Reynal, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2019

In the absence of an effective legal framework for accountability, how do we contend with artists who have allegedly committed acts of violence? What does it mean to “cancel” someone? According to senior CeCe Alder, “It’s just an act of resistance that happens on the individual level in hope...

Lisa Currie becomes Interim Associate Director for The Office of Gender and Sexual Diversity

Lisa Currie becomes Interim Associate Director for The Office of Gender and Sexual Diversity

Michael Naish, Associate News Editor

November 8, 2018

Lisa Currie, the new interim associate director for the Office of Gender and Sexual Diversity, says between adjusting to life in a new city and planning forward-thinking initiatives for OGSD, she’s been kept on her toes. In spite of that, she’s already begun decorating her new office. ...

Man allegedly assaults student in Dixon Hall restroom

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Campbell Lutz, News Editor

October 7, 2018

A female student reported that she was sexually assaulted in the restroom of Dixon Hall at approximately 5 a.m. this morning, according to a crime alert sent to Tulane students, faculty and staff. The student said she was returning to campus from the direction of Audubon and Zimpel with a group of male ...