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Tulane is a powerful, unique and transformative community; the Tulane experience binds us together and creates a deep sense of connection that transcends generations, backgrounds and areas of study. We foster exploration and innovation, embrace our differences and build meaningful lives.

Space Explorer

Douglas G. Hurley aboard the SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft

DOUGLAS G. HURLEY, who graduated from Tulane’s School of Engineering with a degree in civil engineering in 1988, is one of two astronauts who flew the Demo-2 mission on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft on May 30, the first crewed flight for that vehicle and part of a collaborative commercial effort between NASA and commercial launch provider SpaceX.

Hurley and fellow astronaut Bob Behnken participated in a number of scientific experiments, spacewalks and public engagement events during their 62 days aboard the International Space Station. Overall, the astronaut duo spent 64 days in orbit, completed 1,024 orbits around Earth and traveled 27,147,284 statute miles.

They returned to Earth on August 2, splashing down safely in the Gulf of Mexico, for the first time in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft, a test flight that marks a new era in human spaceflight. It was also the first splashdown for American astronauts since 1975.

 

BY INVESTING IN EVER MORE VIBRANT CAMPUSES AND RESEARCH CENTERS, TULANE IS ENSURING A MORE DYNAMIC FUTURE FOR NEW ORLEANS AND LOUISIANA. VISIT PRESIDENT.TULANE.EDU/IMPACT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MANY WAYS TULANE HELPS POWER THE ECONOMIC GROWTH OF OUR GREAT CITY AND STATE.

 

Brace’d for Safety

BRACE team members consult a restaurant owner, brainstorming ideas on how to manage spaces to keep employees and customers safe

As business owners attempt to reopen amid the continued threat of the virus, many are in need of resources to assist them in their task. The Business Resilience and Community Education (BRACE) program was created in May 2020 by School of Medicine students and their faculty adviser, Dr. Jonathan Gugel, as an educational program for businesses reopening during the pandemic.

BRACE began with six students, now the executive committee, and recruited another 10 students over the last three months. They consult owners and managers, brainstorming ideas on how to manage spaces to keep employees and customers safe, developing a plan that is unique to each situation. In addition to positive feedback from businesses, BRACE has been endorsed by Louisiana Department of Health Assistant State Health Officer Dr. Joseph Kanter for its work.

 

Heroes & Helpers

Heroes & Helpers honorees

Heroes & Helpers is a program launched by President Fitts in April 2020 that recognized a person or team, among Tulane’s students, faculty, staff and alumni, engaged in extraordinary efforts on behalf of others in the battle against COVID-19.

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Only the Audacious

Heroes & Helpers honorees

Our most ambitious campaign ever is dedicated to four key areas of focus: Pioneering Research, Transformative Teaching, Opportunity and Diversity, and Building an Environment for Excellence. These leaps and bounds won’t end at Tulane, and they won’t end when we reach $1.3 billion. The time is now to stand together for Tulane.

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Tulane Athletics

Tulane mascot Angry Wave flying on a flag pole with a blue sky bacground

20 All-Conference Selections
6 All-Americans
5 Postseason Appearances
3 Draft Picks
1 Conference Champion
3.405 Tulane Athletics GPA
95 % Graduation Success Rate Top Among AAC Schools and Highest in Louisiana
4,700 Hours of Community Service performed by Tulane Student-Athletes

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“The commitment shown by our student-athletes during this global pandemic has been inspiring. The commitment of our institution to sustain an elite student-athlete experience in a challenging financial environment has been assuring. The support of our alums, donors, ticket holders and community has been empowering. Together, the response from our Tulane community has laid a foundation for our department to be stronger than ever.”

-TROY DANNEN, BEN WEINER DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS