February 27, 2004

Good Morning:

I hope everyone enjoyed the Mardi Gras break. I spent part of Lundi Gras as a guest on "Nightline" discussing the need for athletics reform in light of the ongoing scandals plaguing college sports. I was grateful to be able to represent the university's position to a national audience on such an important subject. I didn't even mind when Ted Koppel interrupted me, although next time I may hold out for Barbara Walters.

You should soon receive a letter from me introducing you to the "2003 Report of the President." This year's report, which is available at uses clever graphics, text and artist's renderings to tell the story of a 170-year-old institution that is still very much a work in progress.

Uptown, downtown and across Lake Pontchartrain to the north shore, Tulane University is engaged in building projects that are "Works in Progress." These efforts result from the impressive growth and development we have witnessed in our academic and research programs in the last six years. There is no doubt Tulane is progressing academically, financially and physically to further strengthen our already outstanding international research university.

Please review the "Report of the President" and tell me what you think.

Have a great weekend,


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