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TULANE TALK

August 20, 2004

Good Morning,

Tulane Talk is back for another season!

I hope you all had an opportunity to relax and enjoy the summer. Margie, Gibson and I finally spent some time together at our home on the eastern end of Long Island. I did a lot of reading (Tour of Duty by Douglas Brinkley, Plan of Attack by Bob Woodward and a re-read of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged), writing (speeches and opinion pieces), boating and fishing (I actually caught my largest striped bass ever - 31 lbs), and exercising (a never ending task). Mentally and physically, I am definitely ready for another fast-paced, exciting year.

This week we welcome another group of talented undergraduate, graduate and professional students to the university. The academic profiles of these students are exceptional and a testimony to the increasing reputation of the university, resulting from the work of all of you. More on these students in next week's Tulane Talk.

As always, I look forward to seeing you at various functions this fall. In the meantime, enjoy the weekend.

Scott

Office of the President Emeritus, 1555 Poydras St, Suite 700, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-274-3638 ssc@tulane.edu