September 3, 2004

Good Morning,

This fall I will be spending a great deal of my time traveling around our state and country to discuss Tulane University's past achievements and plans for the future with our alumni and friends. Last week I was in Lafayette and Baton Rouge and I plan to visit Shreveport soon before heading to D.C., Chicago, Memphis, Cleveland, etc. These visits will set the stage for the March 2005 kickoff of "Promise and Distinction: The Campaign for Tulane University."

Tulane is already a highly regarded institution. However, to reach our full potential we must have the resources to attract and retain the best students, faculty and staff; operate the most effective educational and research programs and build and maintain the finest facilities. Realizing our potential for greatness is what "Promise and Distinction: The Campaign for Tulane University" is all about.

You'll be hearing a lot more about the campaign in the months ahead. In the meantime mark your calendars for March 17 and 18, 2005. These two days will feature great New Orleans music and food, glass-blowing demonstrations, lectures and other special events all aimed at highlighting the best of Tulane and officially launching "Promise and Distinction: The Campaign for Tulane University."

Have a great Labor Day weekend and don't forget to cheer on the Green Wave as they take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs tomorrow at 5 p.m. on ESPN-2.


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