The Tulane Hullabaloo

Tulane community mourns tragic death of Kim Boutte

Kim Boutte

Gabby Abrams, News Editor

August 23, 2020

On Aug. 22, Big Queen Kim 'Cutie' Boutte of the Spirit of Fi Yi Yi and Mandingo Mardi Gras Indian Tribe, a beloved member of the Tulane community, was laid to rest. On Aug. 11, Boutte attended a funeral reception in honor of Dellmarcus Kirton, when a gunman shot into the crowd of mourners, striking and...

Faculty urges administration to release ‘just’ plan for Sodexo workers


Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Reporter

March 24, 2020

With approximately 400 students remaining on campus during the coronavirus pandemic, work for Tulane’s dining and janitorial staff has nearly disappeared, prompting more than 200 members of the Tulane faculty to sign a petition asking for protections for these workers.  The majority of Tulane’s dining and janito...

Two Sodexo employees arrested on campus


Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Reporter

November 5, 2019

Two Sodexo employees were arrested while on campus yesterday. Around 8:50 a.m. on Monday, a Sodexo employee was arrested in the Lavin-Bernick Center food court. He was wanted by the New Orleans Police Department for criminal damage to property . The employee had also been issued a Restricted Presence...

Airing of Grievances: Bruff Humor

Jacob Arroyo | Contributing Artist

Alex Calloway, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2019

Dear “Raw Chicken” Punchlines, Did you know every time a Bruff joke rings, a meme account gets its wings? Everyone has heard them. Forget the AutoNation Cure Bowl – Tulane’s most popular sport is seeing how many words it takes to deliver the same thesis: “Bruff is bad.” The jokes...

Athletics, Sodexo start Grilleing at Yulman Stadium

Athletics, Sodexo start Grilleing at Yulman Stadium

Kila Moore and Grant Barnes

September 19, 2018

Yulman Stadium has been the pride of the Tulane Athletics community for several years. Now, with the opening of the new “Green Wave Grille,” the Stadium will serve yet another purpose for the Athletics department as it takes on the role of an athlete’s kitchen. The “Green Wave Grille,” as it ...

Students express dissatisfaction with healthful options at Bruff

Students have criticized the lack of variety of healthful dining options at Bruff.

Asher Baden, Contributing Reporter

November 16, 2017

What makes dining at Bruff Commons difficult for freshman Jack Forrest is "[that] there's just no variety." Forrest is not alone in this opinion. A lack of variety is a common criticism echoed by many students who dine at Bruff. Among the students who said they were frustrated with the lack of vari...

Tulane reinstates shuttle service for contracted workers

The Tulane shuttle system is available to students, staff and faculty. The service was unavailable to contracted workers for more than a year but was reinstated in February.

Emily Fornof, Associate News Editor

April 6, 2017

For 17 months, affiliated employees, including the contracted workers of Sodexo and DTZ, were unable to use Tulane shuttle services available to students, faculty and staff. Tulane and its affiliate organizations reinstated the service in February, hoping to resolve the concerns of students and student...

Tulane community must show contract workers respect

Opinion of the Hullabaloo Board

February 9, 2017

Bruff Commons is not just a place to grab food for many Tulane students, but a place to decompress from daily stresses, meet with friends and relax and — with the warm welcome from various Sodexo employees — it begins to feel like a home. Many Tulane students, however, fail to treat these important m...

Tulane contracted Sodexo worker killed in Pine Village shooting

Tess Riley, News Editor

February 3, 2017

At 11:23 p.m. Tuesday, New Orleans Police Department officers responded to a shooting on the 7100 block of West Laverne Street. The Orleans Parish coroner identified one of the victims as Tiffany Thomas. Thomas, 25, worked as a contracted worker at Tulane through Sodexo. She is survived by two c...