November 8, 2002

Good Morning:

I am writing today's Tulane Talk aboard a plane headed to Europe, where I will visit a company to discuss a possible strategic partnership with Tulane University. It's a short trip. I plan to return on Tuesday.

Last week Margie and I attended the Gene Koss exhibition at the Arthur Roger Gallery on Julia Street. Gene is an art professor here at Tulane and a world-renowned glass sculptor. His exhibition was extraordinary. The centerpiece of the show was Lake Neshonoc, a monumental, five-ton kinetic aluminum and glass sculpture that took Gene two years to complete. I urge you to make a trip to see Gene's show, which will be on view through Nov. 30.

Finally, there was an interesting article in Tuesday's New York Times about how the current economic environment is impacting the country's most prestigious private universities. This article will give you a national perspective on some of the challenges we are currently addressing here at Tulane. You can view this article at

Have a good weekend,


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