The Tulane Hullabaloo

Former Tulane employee sues university after police shooting

Tulane football player dismissed following battery charges

Amy Nankin and Gabby Abrams, News Editors

September 27, 2020

Tavion Aples, a former Tulane employee, is suing Tulane University and members of Tulane University Police Department for excessive force after they shot into a car with Aples and his child inside. According to his lawsuit, Aples returned to campus on Sept. 6, 2019, after being terminated in late August...

NOLA News in Brief

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Lauren Duncan, Senior Staff Reporter

February 6, 2020

Here are a few recent, local news stories that should be on your radar.    NOPD officers shoot gun-wielding man in French Quarter Four New Orleans Police Department officers shot and injured Austin Bentel, 21, after he pointed a handgun at three civilians and the responding officers near...

NOPD arrests suspect in Uptown shooting


Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Reporter

January 29, 2020

New Orleans Police Department has arrested a 21-year-old man believed to be responsible for the death of 20-year-old University of Louisiana at Lafayette student Lee Long Jr. Alec Billiot was booked Tuesday on one count of second-degree murder and five counts of attempted second-degree murder, ac...

Man shot, killed Friday morning near Burthe and Hillary Streets

Colin Threlkeld, Senior Staff Reporter

January 11, 2020

A man was shot around 2:00 a.m. Friday morning near the intersection of Burthe and Hillary Streets and later died at the scene, according to TUPD Chief Kirk Bouyelas. TUPD officers responded to gunshots at the location, which is in a residential area a few blocks from campus. NOPD and EMS also resp...

[Updated 11/5/19] Former Tulane contract employee shot and injured

Former Tulane contract employee was shot and injured on Friday.

Colin Threlkeld, Senior Staff Reporter

September 10, 2019

[UPDATE: Nov. 5, 2019]   The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office booked Aples around 11 a.m. this morning on charges of resisting a police officer with force, aggravated assault with a vehicle upon a peace officer, obscenity and simple assault. TUPD officers reportedly approached Aples because of...

USG calls on Tulane to condemn religious intolerance after Tree of Life shooting


Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Reporter

November 19, 2018

On Oct. 27, 11 people died in a shooting that occurred at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Some members of the Tulane Undergraduate Student Government said they immediately knew they would need to respond to these events on a community level. Senators Eva Dils and Frederick Bell, Counci...

Tulane Hillel hosts Tree of Life vigil for victims of synagogue shooting


Sophie Brams, Associate News Editor

November 3, 2018

Students gathered on the Berger Family Lawn on Monday to remember the 11 lives lost during the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh last Saturday. Each student in attendance was encouraged to hold a candle for the duration of the vigil and to sign a poster board with condolences that would be se...