March 26, 2010

Good Morning,

This has been a gratifying but particularly hectic week, so today's Tulane Talk will be brief.

The theme of this week has been community engagement. I met with prospective students interested in Tulane because of our community engagement commitment and with student groups from other universities who are spending their spring break in New Orleans to help the city recover.

These student meetings have buoyed my spirits and reminded me again about the idealism, passion and commitment of young people, especially their desire to make a difference in the world. These young people are dedicated to developing the habits of the mind and heart necessary to be engaged citizens and leaders in their communities. Their devotion is why I truly love what I do and why I have hope for the future.

Have a great weekend,


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