August 10, 2007

Good Morning:

I hadn't planned on writing you again this summer but this good news couldn't wait. This was a historic week as the Tulane University School of Medicine welcomed the largest class in its 173-year history. Please visit this link to view some of the phenomenal news coverage this event received:

I hope you will be as inspired as I was by the words of these bright, young students (and their new dean) who hail from around the country and world, as they tell why they chose Tulane and New Orleans for their future. Their words echo what many of us have been saying for a long time. It is heartening to see that this message is finally getting through to the media.

Our new students will soon be greeted, as will all of you, by a newly designed Tulane University website. Like Tulane, the new design is attractive, dynamic, engaging and forward-looking. Its new features include "Quick Links" that place frequently-requested links conveniently on the front page along with news and university events.

There's also a new "Did You Know?" section that features continually changing facts about Tulane such as, Did You Know Tulane's athletic teams are known as the Green Wave after a song written in 1920 by Earl Sparling, then editor of the Hullabaloo.

In order to make navigation easier we've changed menus throughout the website based on recommendations from an information architect (that's an actual job now and a very important one). The new website launches August 18. I look forward to using it and hearing feedback on it from you.

Have a great weekend,


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