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June 2009

Summer Orientation

New first-year students get ready for life at Tulane.

Greening McAlister

McAlister Drive becomes a pedestrian mall.

Summer Lyric Theatre

Celebrating 42 years of great musical performances.

Shakespeare Festival

A revered summer theatre tradition in New Orleans.


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Dear Tulanians and Friends,

Just as soon as we said farewell to the Class of 2009 at last month’s commencement, we began preparing for the arrival of the Tulane Class of 2013 – 1,500 young men and women who will officially join the Tulane family in August.
For the past three years, we have presented summer orientation programs for incoming first-years as a way for them to get a sneak peek at college life. This year, over 1,100 first-years signed up for one of seven two-day programs in June. They will spend one night in a residence hall, register for classes, obtain their student ID card and most importantly, begin establishing friendships that may very well last a lifetime.
First impressions are important -- I’m sure you remember your first day as a Tulane student. Our goal at Tulane is to make sure our university is always at its best, with quality faculty and programs. Since January, I have presented various examples of how the Tulane Annual Fund is an important source of funding for the programs and events that set Tulane apart. As our fiscal year winds to a close, I hope you will consider a donation before June 30.    

As this is my final message as part of the Tulane on Track series, I wish you a wonderful summer and leave you with this introduction to our newest Tulanians.

Scott S. Cowen
Scott S. Cowen

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000