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Katrina Remembered Exhibit

For a period of time in fall 2005, Tulane University closed its doors. It was drowned by the flooding, depopulated by a citywide evacuation and silenced by a prolonged regional communications and power blackout. Hurricane Katrina took more than 1,500 lives in the New Orleans area and nearly squeezed the life out of the city and everything in it. This multi-media exhibit chronicles the 2005-06 academic year at Tulane University – from our survival to our renewal. It honors the people, the places and the dogged determination of a university and a city that we all are proud to call home.

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Watch movies from the Katrina Remembered exhibit:

  • Administrators responsible for reopening Tulane University in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina share their stories in a compilation of audio interviews, photography and video. Katrina Remembered

  • Tulane students, faculty and staff doubled the population of New Orleans when classes resumed in January 2006. View the interview with Ana Lopez, associate provost. Dedicated to the City

  • The Howard Tilton Memorial Library went from having eight feet of water in its basement to opening for classes in just four months following hurricane Katrina. View the interview with Lance Query, dean of libraries and academic information resources. ‘Didn’t Miss a Beat’

  • Tulane students attended more than 600 universities during the fall 2005 semester. View the interview with Mike Hogg, vice president for student affairs. Flung to the Winds

  • The Green Wave football team played the entire 2005 season without one home game. View the interview with Rick Dickson, director of athletics. Carrying the Torch

  • Tulane medical residents logged more than 20,000 hours of public service in temporary clinics and shelters in the month following Hurricane Katrina. View the interview with Jeff Wiese, associate dean of graduate medical education. The Fundamental Right

 

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