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The Advocate: New Tulane president focuses on curriculum
When Michael Fitts was introduced in February as the next president of Tulane University, longtime colleagues lauded the Philadelphia native’s vision for integrating the law curriculum at the top-ranked Penn Law, where he was the dean, with other studies at the University of Pennsylvania, a private Ivy League school.


WWL-TV: N.O. university leaders discuss affordability, workforce development
New Orleans university leaders -- Dr. Walter Kimbrough of Dillard University, Dr. Peter Fos of the University of New Orleans, Dr. Victor Ukpolo of Southern University at New Orleans and Michael Fitts, of Tulane University -- talk about affordability and workforce development.

NOLA.com: Tulane University President Michael Fitts tours Yulman Stadium
The new president of Tulane University was touring the construction site with members of the university's Capital Projects committee.

The Advocate: Tulane President Mike Fitts addresses future of Wave athletics
Via e-mail, Fitts answered these questions from Advocate contributor Scott Kushner about his views on athletics at his new school.

Tulane Magazine: Mike Fitts finds his place
The next president of Tulane is thrilled to take on the challenge of leading the university that he's admired for so long.

The Advocate: New Tulane chief has history of innovation
Fitts leaving Penn Law School legacy to take reins in N.O.

New Wave: 'We're in good hands'
President-elect Michael Fitts makes a strong impression on the Tulane University community. View the video.

NOLA.com: Tulane's new president inspired by 'Atticus Finch'
In all of the speeches of praise and gratitude that welcomed Michael Fitts on Tuesday (Feb. 4) as Tulane University's next president, everyone overlooked the person who had made the moment possible: Harper Lee.

New Wave: Crowd pleaser
Standing ovations were in order in the Lavin-Bernick Center at the announcement of Michael A. Fitts as president-elect of Tulane University.

The Advocate: 'Tulane, N.O. are linked,' school's new president says
To make the point about how similar his just-announced successor is to him, Tulane University President Scott Cowen had Michael Fitts try on his old green sports coat Tuesday.

Chronicle of Higher Education: U. of Pennsylvania Law Dean Will Be Tulane U.'s Next President
Tulane University on Tuesday named Michael A. Fitts, dean of the University of Pennsylvania's law school, to be its next president.

New Wave: Embracing the future
"Wow" was the first word out of the mouth of Michael Fitts, president-elect of Tulane University, when he was introduced on campus. View the video.

New Wave: The jacket Fitts
Tulane President Scott Cowen gives president-elect Michael Fitts a well-worn sports coat in Tulane green.

New Wave: President-elect Michael Fitts ready for challenge of leading Tulane
"I love Tulane and what it stands for," Michael A. Fitts, president-elect of Tulane University, says at his introduction to the university community on Tuesday (Feb. 4).

NOLA.com: President-designate of New Orleans' Tulane University debuts to a rapturous reception
In a ceremony that quickly morphed into a love fest, punctuated repeatedly by hugs and standing ovations, University of Pennsylvania Law School Dean Michael Fitts was proclaimed Tulane University's next president Tuesday (Feb. 4) afternoon.