October 22, 2004

Good Morning:

Homecoming is one of my favorite times of the academic year. Homecoming week kicked off with the Lighting of McAlister Auditorium Sunday evening and continued with window painting, sidewalk chalking, free snowballs (I didn’t have one) and reunions for Tulane classes from 1929, 1934, 1939, 1944, 1949 and 1954. Margie and I hosted a reception at our house yesterday for the reunion attendees and it was such a thrill to talk with them about their years at the university.

Today, we will welcome parents to campus for our Parent and Family Weekend which will feature classroom visits, open houses, tours, art exhibitions, student performances and more.

Game day is tomorrow, Oct. 23, as the Green Wave hosts Conference USA foe UAB at Tad Gormley Stadium in City Park. Kickoff is at 2:30 but the fun begins a lot earlier with tailgating, live music, the team’s arrival and, of course,the world famous Green Wave Mambo Parade. I hope to see you there. For all the information on Homecoming 2004 visit

Have a great Homecoming Weekend,


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