February 11, 2005

Good morning,

With Carnival season behind us, another exciting season is on the horizon. The Green Wave baseball team, ranked No. 1 in the nation in preseason polls, will open the 2005 season against Southeast Missouri State tonight at 6:30 in Turchin Stadium.

Our baseball team has long had the distinction of being one of the premier clubs in the country. Now it has the promise of rising to the very pinnacle of collegiate baseball. This team provides an apt metaphor for “Promise and Distinction: The Campaign for Tulane University,” which will kickoff March 16-18.

Since its founding in 1834, Tulane has had the distinction of being one of the nation’s premier institutions of higher education. Now we have the promise of firmly establishing ourselves among the very best private research universities in the world.

So as the pennants rise at Turchin Stadium for the start of a new season, banners bearing “Promise and Distinction: The Campaign for Tulane University” are going up along St. Charles and Tulane Avenues announcing the beginning of a new era in the distinctive history of Tulane University. Here’s to the success of both causes.

Have a great weekend,


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