May 4, 2001

Good Morning:

Can you believe the semester is almost over? This is always an exciting and bittersweet time of the year. I'm sure most of you will soon be saying goodbye to some special student you have come to know as a pupil, co-worker or friend. In the President's Office alone four wonderful student workers are graduating.

Of course, we'll all stay in touch with our graduates and we can all get together for one last "hurrah" at the popular Wave Goodbye Party on May 18 from 7 to 10:30 p.m. on the Gibson Quad. The celebration will feature great New Orleans food and great New Orleans music by The Radiators and The Funky Meters.

Every Tulane employee will get two free admission tickets to share in the fun and "Wave Goodbye" to our friends. But in order to attend the celebration you must pick up your admission tickets. For ticket pick-up times and locations visit the commencement web site.

I spent this week interviewing candidates for our Chief Information Officer/VP for Technology position, hosting a faculty luncheon, attending the last Senate meeting of the year, meeting with the new Advisory Council on Alcohol Policy, conferring with the Advisory Council for Planned Gifts and meeting with the Board of Governors for the Health Sciences Center.

This weekend I will attend a series of events sponsored by the Tulane Alumni Association, including the association's annual awards brunch on Sunday. Honorees will include Senate President John Hainkel and American Bar Association President Martha Walters Barnett. (I told you we stay in touch with our graduates). Information on attending this event is available.

I hope to see you at the Wave Goodbye celebration, if not sooner. Have a great weekend!


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