November 18, 2011


Good Morning:

One of the main goals of a Tulane education is helping students develop the habits of the heart and mind that will make them engaged citizens committed to creating a better world. Gratitude, I think, is one of the most important habits of the heart and mind. So Thanksgiving, which we celebrate next week, is a real Tulane kind of holiday.

Among the countless things the Tulane community can be thankful for this Thanksgiving is the opening of the new $13 million Hertz Center, a state-of-the-art training facility for our basketball and volleyball teams.

Training in the Hertz Center will hopefully pay off as Tulane hosts a rare 12:30 p.m. matchup today between our men's basketball team and Maryland-Eastern in Avron B. Fogelman Arena in Devlin Fieldhouse. Tomorrow, Tulane's women's basketball team takes on LSU at 7 p.m. in the building and the Green Wave volleyball team plays Houston at 7 p.m. tonight and Rice at 1 p.m. Sunday.

You can show your gratitude for our student-athletes by attending these and other games. It's a great way to get into the holiday spirit.

If I don't see you before then, have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends.


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