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Swell soiree

March 21, 2014 2:15 PM

Photos by Ryan Rivet

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A green wave washed over City Park as an event to honor Tulane University President Scott Cowen took place at the Peristyle and the Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn on Thursday (March 20). 

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A lion statue at the Peristyle in City Park watches over the lagoon as revelers celebrate Scott Cowen ahead of his retirement as Tulane University president on June 30.

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The Peristyle is awash in green for the party. 

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A guest at the party reaches to get a photo of Scott Cowen. 

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Scott Cowen shares a laugh with James MacLaren, dean of Newcomb-Tulane College. 

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Scott Cowen addresses the audience after board members praised his work over his 16 years as president of Tulane University. 

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Irma Thomas, left, backed by Big Sam's Funky Nation, treated partygoers to classic New Orleans soul music. 

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Andrew Baham, trumpet player for Big Sam's Funky Nation, hits a high note during the party for Scott Cowen in City Park. 

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