May 20, 2013 1:00 PM
Photos by Sally Asher and Paula Burch-Celentano
Before he delivered the 2013 commencement address on Saturday (May 18), the Dalai Lama visited backstage with Tulane administrators, board members and honorees. Here, His Holiness is escorted by Tulane President Scott Cowen. (Photo by Sally Asher).
Chief of staff and vice president Anne Baños appears poised to adjust the academic cap loaned to the Dalai Lama by President Scott Cowen (left). (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano)
The Dalai Lama reaches for Mac "Dr. John" Rebennack's ponytail to inspect it. (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano)
Honorary degree recipients Natasha Trethewey, Allen Toussaint, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and Mac "Dr. John" Rebennack pose for a picture. (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano).
Members of the Board of Tulane gather around the Dalai Lama before the ceremony. They are, from left, David Barksdale, John Williams, Matt Gorson, David Edwards, Michael Bagneris, Andy Wisdom, His Holiness, Celia Weatherhead, Tim Francis, Hunter Pierson, Bill Bottoms, Dana Day and Jerry Greenbaum. (Photo by Sally Asher)
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