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The Advocate: Tulane president Michael Fitts on successes, challenges of first 18 months, why he doesn't live in sprawling presidential residence
It's been a busy first year-and-a-half for Tulane University President Michael Fitts.

New Wave: Fitts honored for distinguished service
Tulane University President Mike Fitts received the Distinguished Service Award from the University of Pennsylvania Law Alumni Society at an awards ceremony on Nov. 13. Tulane president responds to racist posts on social media
Tulane University president Michael Fitts vowed to continue fostering an atmosphere of acceptance and support in response to what he described as "deeply disturbing and offensive" comments, presumably made by Tulane students on the social media app Yik Yak this week.

The Guardian: Michael Fitts: The New Orleans I watched suffer from afar is the city I now proudly call home
Even before Katrina, the city still had complex problems, but the people here are dedicated to understanding and addressing them.

New Wave: President Mike Fitts: What I'm reading
See which books have captured the president's interest this summer. Tulane helps feed New Orleans' entrepreneurial spirit: Mike Fitts
A biomedical company works diligently in New Orleans to create a new, potentially groundbreaking treatment for the flu. Thankfully, it doesn't labor in isolation. The firm combines discoveries from the Tulane University School of Medicine, support from Tulane and a team of leaders who trained or taught at Tulane.

The Advocate: Tulane looking for ways to end annual deficits, planning to launch major fundraising campaign
Even Tulane University, New Orleans’ richest educational institution, isn’t immune to the financial pressures facing higher education. Tulane hires consulting group, launches website as part of budget restructuring
Tulane University has hired the Huron Education consulting firm to increase university revenues, develop a new budgeting system and cut the school's annual deficit of $15-20 million, according to an announcement by university President Michael Fitts. Tulane prepares to launch $1 billion fund-raising campaign, President Michael Fitts announces
Tulane University has begun a campaign to raise at least $1 billion for its endowment, President Michael Fitts disclosed Tuesday. He called the goal crucial for Tulane to remain relevant in the country's increasingly competitive higher education market.

New Orleans City Business: Newsmaker Q&A: Michael Fitts, Tulane University president
In July, Michael Fitts became the 15th president of Tulane University, succeeding Scott Cowen. The former dean of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a native of Philadelphia, Fitts said he plans to strengthen the university's undergraduate program as well as its research departments that are tackling national issues including the Ebola virus. New Tulane president embraces technology and change
Mike Fitts, who succeeded Scott Cowen as the president of Tulane University in July, says that incoming presidents typically arrive with one of two agendas.

My New Orleans: People to Watch Class of 2014: Michael A. Fitts
In addition to welcoming its new freshman class and the brand-new state-of-the-art Yulman stadium, Tulane University welcomes another highly acclaimed individual: its new president Michael A. Fitts, former dean of the prestigious University of Pennsylvania Law School.

WWL Radio: Angela: with new Tulane president Michael Fitts
Angela Hill sits down with new Tulane President Michael Fitts.

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. 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. 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). 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.

Press Conference Announcing Michael A. Fitts as the 15th President of Tulane


Meet Tulane President-elect Michael A. Fitts


'In good hands': Reactions from the Tulane community


Embracing the Future