November 1, 2002

Good Morning:

It was great to see so many of you at our Homecoming celebration last weekend in City Park. This was, indeed, a special and even historic day for the Tulane community and Green Wave fans throughout the city. The event was so noteworthy it got coverage by the Associated Press and in The New York Times! I am also pleased to report that, just as the product label promised, the green dye washed out of my hair. It was good to see so many people having a wonderful day cheering our team on to victory.

Speaking of "people," I want to remind you of a survey you will receive next week. As you may recall, the subject of "People" is the top priority in the strategic plan, which will direct Tulane's course during the next decade. One of our key goals in that plan is to create a diverse community that is open, inclusive and welcoming for all.

On Monday you will receive an e-mail survey that seeks your opinion on how far we have come in achieving this goal and how far we have yet to go. I urge you to take the time and thought necessary to complete this survey. Your responses will be of great assistance to us as we continue to find ways to diversify our community and make it as open and friendly as we possibly can. I hope you will take the time to complete the survey.

Have a great weekend,


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