September 3, 2010

Good Morning:

One of my proudest moments as president of Tulane University occurred this past weekend as nearly 2,000 of you braved inclement weather to take part in the Day of Service and Outreach Tulane. Your involvement was just further evidence of the quality of your character and the love you bear for our city.

It was also another reminder that Tulane has made the transition from survival to recovery to renewal in the five years since Katrina. Our goals for the next five years should be to build on this momentum and enhance our standing among national universities, while helping our beloved city achieve its own renaissance.

My heartfelt thanks to all of you who volunteered, as well as to those who stayed behind to keep the university running, often doing double duty. Hopefully, all of you can get a well-deserved break during the upcoming Labor Day weekend.

And one more reminder of the fifth anniversary of Katrina. Last night's victory over Southeastern sets the stage for an exciting year for Green Wave fans and for our student-athletes who, as they did in the dark days immediately after the storm, still carry the torch, are the face and represent the name of Tulane University.

Have a great Labor Day weekend,


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