March 8, 2013

Good Morning:

We won't be fooling around this April 1. That's the day hundreds of Tulane staff and faculty will hit the streets of New Orleans to help rebuild homes, prepare meals for families at Café Reconcile and volunteer throughout Central City. It's all part of the Wave of Green Day of Service, one of my favorite annual events at Tulane. If you have not participated in a Day of Service yet, talk to one of your colleagues who has and find out what you've been missing. The camaraderie, fellowship and satisfaction of helping others in this way are unmatched. You will also be amazed by how much we can accomplish in just one day, when all of us join together. 

On the big day, everyone will arrive by 8 a.m. at Turchin Stadium. There will be plenty of free parking at the Rosen lot and Diboll garage. Buses will leave campus by 8:30 a.m. and bring volunteers to their service sites. At 1:30 p.m. we will return to Turchin, where free lunch will be provided.

Central City is another New Orleans neighborhood that is transforming itself in innovative and exciting ways, especially along Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard. What an honor it is to be part of this effort.

Visit the Wave of Green website between now and March 15 to register, so we will know how much food and how many buses we'll need. I am hoping for weather like today's on April 1. I am also hoping to see you there. 

Have a great weekend,


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