Increased theft contributes to $50,000 expenditure at Tulane

Stolen items are utensils, coffee mugs and bowls.

Feb 6—Dining services at Tulane University, in New Orleans, approved a $50,000 expenditure to replace small dishware and silverware in Bruff Commons after increased instances of theft during the fall 2012 semester.

“While some of that was wear and tear on the dishes and flatware, the majority was due to students taking flatware from the dining room and not returning these items,” said Lisa Norris, director of dining and auxiliary services.

Norris said the stolen items are mainly utensils, coffee mugs and bowls but that salt and pepper shakers, napkin holders and other items are also disappearing from the dining hall.