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TULANE TALK

March 28, 2003

Good Morning:

I recently updated the University Senate on the progress we have made in enhancing the educational experience at Tulane University. This, of course, is a central goal of our strategic plan. Please visit http://www.tulane.edu/%7Estrplan/strat_up_31003.ppt to see the achievements we have made in this most critical area.

On April 7, I will give another update to the University Senate. This update will focus on our efforts to enrich community life here in New Orleans. This is another area in which all of us can take pride. I know I felt proud last Saturday as I witnessed many Tulane students, faculty and staff lead volunteers from throughout the city in painting and refurbishing Charles J. Colton Junior High. As I told the crowd gathered there, our commitment to the community during this time of war and global unrest is more important now than ever before.

I also recently had a chance to meet with alumni and friends of Tulane in Florida. In all my recent travels throughout the country, I am pleased to say that, despite economic uncertainty at home and trouble abroad, our friends remain as close and as dedicated to Tulane as ever. Assurances like this should make us all hopeful for the future.

Have a great weekend,

Scott

Office of the President Emeritus, 1555 Poydras St, Suite 700, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-274-3638 info@scottcowen.com