April 20, 2012

Good Morning:

I have often written about the commitment of Tulane students to the larger New Orleans community. Tomorrow's Crawfest will highlight yet another increasingly popular dimension of this commitment.

What began as a small, student-centered event in 2007 has grown into a community celebration that recently topped a list, published in The Huffington Post, of the country's best college music festivals.

Crawfest will take place from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, April 21 on the LBC Quad. It will feature 12 bands, numerous local food and art vendors, 17,000 pounds of crawfish and between 10,000 and 12,000 students, faculty, staff and neighbors.

I am proud of our students for organizing and promoting this popular and fun event completely on their own and for ensuring that the good times are available to all. That is the New Orleans and Tulane spirit.

Have a great weekend,


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