April 16, 2007

Dear Tulane Community:

Like all of you, I was shocked and profoundly saddened by the terrible events that unfolded at Virginia Tech today. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims of this tragedy, their families and friends, and with the entire Virginia Tech community.

We have contacted Virginia Tech to offer our condolences and assistance in setting up counseling and any other services their students, faculty and staff may need.

Virginia Tech was one of the many universities that came to our aid after Katrina. They enrolled 24 of our students, giving them a home and the opportunity to continue their studies during the semester we were forced to close. We will never forget them for their generosity and stand with them now during their time of suffering.

The safety of our community is our highest priority and as a result of this horrific event we will review our own security measures and communications procedures to ensure that we have taken every precaution to protect our students, faculty and staff.

If any of you feel that you need to speak to someone about this tragedy, please know that counselors are available through the Center for Educational Resources and Counseling at (504) 865-5113 or


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