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Tulane professors participate in Scholar Strike

Tulane professors participate in Scholar Strike

Gabby Abrams, News Editor

September 13, 2020

Various Tulane professors, including Matt Sakakeeny and Mohan Ambikaipaker, participated in the nationwide Scholar Strike on Tuesday.  The strike was organized over social media, via posts by Anthea Butler, a professor of religious studies and Africana studies at University of Pennsylvania, and Kevin Gannon, a history professor at Gran...

Students call to abolish TUPD

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Domenic Mesa, Contributing Writer

September 3, 2020

Tulane and Loyola University students organized at 6400 Freret St., where McAlister Drive meets Percival Stern Hall to march in protest of the Tulane University Police Department on Aug. 31. The march followed a number of allegations against TUPD and was part of a larger conversation against poli...

Tulane Black Student Union releases list of demands and expectations


Amy Nankin, News Editor

July 26, 2020

The Tulane Hullabaloo is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Tulane University. Consider subscribing today to support our mission. This Saturday, July 25, the Tulane Black Student Union released “Tulane Black Student Union Demands and Expectations for Tulane University,” a fou...

Fitts pledges funds, expands programming to combat racism in Tulane community

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Cullen Fagan, Senior Staff Reporter

June 12, 2020

On Friday, the Tulane student body received an email from President Mike Fitts in which he pledged that the university would take concrete steps to further anti-racist goals. He cited recent national events, including the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, and the related protest...

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


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...

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...

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...

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


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


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...