Administrators responsible for reopening Tulane University in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina share their stories in a compilation of audio interviews, photography and video. This dramatic piece offers candid insight from Tulane administrators who were there in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. Listen to their descriptions of some of the most critical issues faced during the four months Tulane was closed - from the evacuation of students and patients to rebuilding the campus and convincing students to return for the university's triumphant reopening in January 2006.
With more than 250,000 homes substantially damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, Tulane University docked a cruise ship on the Mississippi River. The ship housed Tulane students, faculty and staff during the spring semester.