May 3, 2013

Good Morning:

This week I had the opportunity to speak with members of the Louisiana Legislature to discuss issues being debated in the current legislative session that could affect Tulane and the New Orleans community.

These issues include bills related to tax exemptions for universities; the expansion of Medicaid services crucial to patients cared for by Tulane physicians; coastal protection and restoration funding that supports Tulane research; and legislation related to the TOPS scholarship program.

I will be back in Baton Rouge on May 21 for more detailed discussions at Tulane Day at the Legislature. At this annual event Tulane administrators, faculty and alumni advocate for education and healthcare legislation while showcasing the university's value to the state as the largest private employer in New Orleans and a magnet that brings the country's most brilliant and creative minds to Louisiana.

Please stay informed regarding these important issues as the legislative session continues. Share your opinions with your elected representatives. Your voice and vote make a difference.

Have a great weekend,


Office of the President Emeritus, 1555 Poydras St, Suite 700, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-274-3638