January 13, 2006

Good Morning:

Yesterday was a glorious day for Tulane University and New Orleans as we welcomed back the first wave of undergraduates to the university. Prior to this date we had already welcomed back our students in the schools of law, medicine and business. As of today, we expect the return rate for all full-time students to be in the low to high 80 percent range.

Needless to say, we are excited and gratified by the dedication and commitment of our students to Tulane University and by our faculty and staff for being the catalyst for the return of our students.

At yesterday's undergraduate convocation, I spoke to the entering class about what has happened to the university since the storm and about our future together. I wanted to share those remarks with you. Please find them at

Have a great weekend,


Office of the President Emeritus, 1555 Poydras St, Suite 700, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-274-3638