January 31, 2014

Good Morning:

I thought "snow days" were a part of my past life as a native of New Jersey and resident of Cleveland for more than 20 years. Well, what can I say? New Orleans never ceases to surprise me. Some of our friends living in colder climates may have chuckled at our precaution of closing for two days this week, but icy roadways are particularly dangerous in an area not accustomed to severe winter weather. We wanted to ensure the safety of all our faculty, students and staff during this rare winter storm.

We all owe a debt of gratitude to members of the Tulane police department, facilities services, dining services, the LBC, the Reily Center, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library and other staff members on all of our campuses who ensured our students remained safe, well-fed and occupied during this week's closings.

With the return of the sun and warmer temperatures, it's good to have the whole Tulane community back where we belong.

Have a great weekend,


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