A Tulane student called police early Wednesday morning and reported that she’d been shot at by a man who first made a menacing comment toward her, and investigators are trying to piece together what actually took place during the incident, authorities said.
Matthew Stone, a sex offender convicted on five counts of indecent solicitation of a minor in Illinois with an outstanding warrant for his arrest for failing to register when he moved to New Orleans, was placed in a Tulane University apartment with three undergraduates in January 2011 when he enrolled in the School of Continuing Studies, which does not request incoming students’ criminal history, according to a lengthy account by Maggie Herman of the Tulane Hullabaloo student newspaper. Stone later moved to New York, served time on forgery charges pressed by a girlfriend from New Orleans, and is now back in prison in Illinois serving a four-year sentence for failing to register as a sex offender, the Hullabaloo reports.
State lawmakers have said that they won’t take up Gov. Bobby Jindal’s effort to eliminate state income taxes this year, but how such a move could have affected Louisiana taxpayers will be discussed by Tulane economics professors at a panel discussion at noon on Thursday.
Update, 2:42 p.m. Monday: This event has been postponed yet again, Tulane officials announced this afternoon. A makeup date will be announced later.
“Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence” will be held at
5 p.m. tonight (Monday, April 15) at Tulane after being rescheduled because of the last week’s rains.
The Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series will continue Saturday evening and into the rest of April with free performances of works by great classical composers and contemporary jazz musicians.
The Tulane University Senate voted this week to ban the use of tobacco products on all its campuses in three phases: starting by publicizing the policy, issuing warnings starting in August 2014, and writing $25 citations for violations beginning in 2015, according to an article in the Tulane Hullabaloo.
The Kappa Sigma fraternity — where two students were arrested on drug charges in February, and two pledges then admitted to stealing 2,000 copies of the student newspaper reporting on the drug bust — has been returned to good standing after investigations into both incidents by Tulane University and the chapter’s national office, reports The Hullabaloo.
Egyptologist Dr. Nigel Strudwick will discuss his work at “Pharaoh’s Chancellor: The Tomb of Senneferi at Thebes” at Tulane Friday (April 5).
UNO’s tortuous ties to LSU in Baton Rouge have been severed. A new University of New Orleans President is in place. He is Dr. Peter Fos, a 1972 graduate of UNO. The university at the lakefront is now part of the University of Louisiana system which will likely be a more agreeable relationship than the old one with Baton Rouge where the Tiger bosses tended to see UNO as a threat rather than as a promising protégé.
Laura Cayouette, a local actress from Django Unchained, will answer questions from the Loyola Film Buffs Institute about her work tonight (Thursday, March 14) and present a free screening of Hell Ride, a biker movie she and Tarantino produced.
The outdoor warning drill scheduled for noon Friday is designed to test a system to alert Tulane students to threats on campus, according to the New Wave university news service.
Kappa Sigma, the Tulane fraternity where narcotics officers arrested two members last week on charges related to the alleged discovery of a cornucopia of drugs with a street value of $10,000, has been suspended by its organization’s national office, meaning that parties and events must stop but members can continue living there, reports John Pope of The Times-Picayune. Both the international office and the university are investigating, with one possible outcome the closure of the Kappa Sigma house on Broadway, Pope reports.
The national Society for Neuroscience used to rotate its the location of its annual conference among New Orleans, San Diego and Washington D.C., but cancelled in 2006 and 2009 because of hurricane concerns, returned in October 2012 but experienced “a few inconveniences related to Hurricane Isaac,” and finally dropped New Orleans from the rotation altogether, writes Barri Bronston of the Tulane New Wave university news service. Now, Tulane neuroscience chair Jeffrey Tasker is protesting the decision with a petition that has already gathered 865 signatures, Bronston reports.
The conference this year will be held Nov. 9, according to the Society for Neuroscience website.
Two Tulane freshman, Jason Polsky and Alexander Montiel, have admitted to stealing and trashing 2,000 copies of the student newspaper because it had a front-page article about a drug bust at Kappa Sigma, the fraternity they were pledging, according to a report by Maggie Herman of The Hullabaloo. Polsky and Montiel — whom Hullabaloo staffers photographed in the act of stealing the papers — say they were acting without direction from the fraternity and have apologized, promising to reimburse the Hullabaloo for their cost, the report states.
Robert P. George, a legal theorist, former presidential appointee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and former president of the National Organization for Marriage, will speak on issues of faith and social justice in a lecture titled “Five Pillars of a Decent and Dynamic Society” on Wednesday (March 6) at Loyola University.
Susan Barton, founder of Bright Solutions for Dyslexia, will discuss early warning signs of the prevalent learning disability tonight (Monday, March 4) in a free seminar hosted by Tulane University and St. George’s Episcopal School.
Wyatt Silverman and Jules Staib, both 20, were arrested on a variety of drug charges after allegedly accepting a delivery of a package with illegal drugs inside at the Kappa Sigma house on Broadway Street, and a search of their rooms afterward turned up more psychedelics for a total street value of $10,000, according to a report by Tania Dall of our partners at WWL-TV.