The Tulane Hullabaloo

TUPD’s ‘Gotcha’ program wastes resources, belittles students

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Anna Gimilaro, Contributing Writer

November 27, 2019

After deciding to take a quick break from studying in Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, you stand in line at the PJ’s Coffee on the first floor. Your belongings? You left them in your cubicle on the third floor, vulnerable to simple theft.  The Tulane University Police Department’s year-old “Gotcha!...

New TUPD substation set for construction on Broadway

A new TUPD substation will be built on Broadway Street, across the street from The Boot.

Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Reporter

November 13, 2019

A new Tulane University Police Department substation is set to be built on the corner of Broadway and Zimpel streets, across the street from The Boot Bar & Grill. The long anticipated project is planned to be completed and fully operating by December 2020.  The construction of the new substation was a...

Two Sodexo employees arrested on campus

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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...

[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...

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...

TUPD amends its screening process, sensitivity training following recent incident

TUPD amends its screening process, sensitivity training following recent incident

Kila Moore, News Editor

November 29, 2018

On Thursday, Nov. 15, The Hullabaloo discovered that two of three new police officers hired by Tulane University Police Department had posted content to their personal social media pages that contradicted Tulane’s equity policies. One of the officers, Ethan Hutton, had several posts on his Facebo...

Recently hired TUPD officers have controversial content on personal social media

Recently hired TUPD officers have controversial content on personal social media

Kila Moore, News Editor

November 15, 2018

Editor’s Note: This article contains language that may be offensive to some readers. 5:16pm, Update: As of Thursday, Nov. 15, Ethan Hutton has resigned from TUPD. On Wednesday, Nov. 15, Tulane University’s Police Department announced the hiring of three new police officers – Ethan Hutton, Derrick Tomberlin and Martin Mapp.             ...

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...

TUPD investigation localizes national conversation about campus policing

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Josh Axelrod and Sanjali De Silva

April 19, 2018

On the first day of 2016, Janard Brister was choked for five seconds and tasered, while handcuffed, by Tulane University Police Department officers. Higher-ranking TUPD officials agreed this use of force at the Tulane Medical Center on a non-Tulane affiliate was improper and excessive. According to ...

Suspect arrested for off-campus sexual batteries

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Josh Axelrod, News Editor

February 27, 2018

After numerous reported instances of off-campus sexual battery, the New Orleans Police Department arrested a subject. According to NOPD, the arrest was made yesterday morning at 8 a.m. TUPD sent out three crime alert emails to all students, faculty and staff, starting on Feb. 15. The incidents occurred...

Catholic Center graffitied with anti-religious images

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Josh Axelrod, News Editor

February 17, 2018

On Saturday, an onlooker reported graffiti at the Catholic Center building, according to Tulane University Police Department. The images were identified as  anti-Catholic by members of the community. On the rear of the building the words, "NO DOUBT" were written in red and blue spray paint. On the...

TUPD reports off-campus uptown armed robbery

Fiona Grathwohl, News Editor

October 19, 2017

Tulane University Police Department Officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at 11:10 p.m. October 19 in the 7900 block of Birch Street. Two victims were approached by two subjects who robbed them of  purse and a cellular phone. The subjects fled eastward on Fern Street, then to Green Street, then to South C...