April 16, 2013

Dear Tulanians,

Along with rest of the world, we are closely watching the tragic news from Boston and trying to make sense of a tragedy that has touched all of us. Our thoughts and prayers go out to our fellow citizens in Massachusetts and to the families and victims impacted by this horrific event.

For the past 24 hours, the images of chaos and courage, heartbreak and heroism, have flowed across our television and computer screens. Like all of you, my first thoughts, and prayers, turned to the victims.

We know that a few members of our Tulane community were at the Marathon, but thankfully they were not physically injured. We continue to assess whether the explosions impacted any Tulanians and, if so, how we might assist them. Please let us know if someone needs our help.

As we have learned, these tragic events test our resilience. We also know that healing and recovery begin when our communities come together to mourn. Leaning on and drawing strength from one another leads to the renewal of the human spirit.

We will help in any way we can.


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