March 22, 2013
Service never takes a break at Tulane. During this year's spring break, which begins Sunday, hundreds of Tulane students will head to various locations across the country to perform community service. For example, dozens plan to go to New York and New Jersey to help residents rebuild after the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy. They will help rebuild homes in northern New Jersey, clean up parks in Manhattan and assist with recovery work in the Rockaways. As a college president and native of the Garden State, I am so proud and moved that our students came up with the idea for this particular alternative spring break.
One of our student leaders said it was Tulane's emphasis on public service and the outpouring of help New Orleans received following Katrina that inspired her and her friends to take part in an alternative spring break. This confirms that we are definitely doing something right at Tulane. Kudos to all students spending their break helping others.
Have a great weekend and spring break.
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