August 20, 2010

Good Morning:

Tomorrow we welcome 1,630 first-year undergraduate students to campus.

These new Tulanians are the select few we chose out of an incredible 44,000 applicants. The size of our applicant pool this year was the largest of all private universities in the country.

Besides being among the top scholars in the nation, these students also represent another triumph in our recovery from Hurricane Katrina. Many of them will join more than 1,500 of their fellow students, faculty and staff next week as a green army hits the streets of New Orleans to paint, clean, weed, rebuild and restore the city during the Wave of Green Day of Service and Outreach Tulane.

It says a lot about our values that the first major activity of the new school year is a weekend of service. I am looking forward to seeing all of you there and to communicating with you regularly again through Tulane Talk.

Here's to another successful academic year.

Have a great weekend,


Office of the President Emeritus, 1555 Poydras St, Suite 700, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-274-3638