November 16, 2012

Good Morning:

This will be the last Tulane Talk before we celebrate Thanksgiving. This is a good time to reflect on the events of the past year and to give thanks for the many blessings we have received. As we do so, let's remember that many of our friends and fellow citizens are still reeling from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. As a survivor of Katrina and a native of New Jersey, this tragedy has really hit home for me, as I know it has for so many of you. 

Now is also a time to remember the children in our local foster care system, many of whom have been neglected or abused and have no one to give them gifts for the holidays. The Tulane University Staff Advisory Council is once again hosting its Annual Holiday Toy Drive for these youngsters. Please visit the SAC community service page to learn how you can contribute to this important cause. I am continually in awe of how the staff, students and faculty of Tulane University serve our community throughout the year -- year after year.

It is one of the things for which I am most thankful.

Happy Thanksgiving,


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