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The Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
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What happened at Tulane University?


Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005 was move-in day for Tulane students. In a matter of hours, students and parents went from unpacking boxes in residence halls to hurriedly evacuating the city. By Sunday, every Tulane student was evacuated -- with approximately 400 students bused to Jackson State University along with the "away" Tulane emergency team. Only President Cowen and a handful of essential personnel remained on campus in New Orleans.


A special issue of the Tulanian chronicles the events on the Tulane campuses in the aftermath of Katrina.

 

Riders on the Storm
Bad, bad Katrina brought out the best in many.


Healthcare Heroes
In the chaotic days after the storm, they didn't lose a patient.


Researchers to the Rescue
Quick action in desperate times.


Through Hell and High Water
He survived the worst the storm could throw at him.


Shelter From the Storm
Primate center staff hunkers down.


Tulanians Reach Out
Good will and charity arrives in all shapes and sizes.


With a Little Help
Higher education steps up to the plate.

 

Read President Cowen's messages from campus in those days:

August 2005 messages
September 2005 messages

 

 

Hurricane damage was minimal to the uptown campus of Tulane University. There were many downed trees, some buildings sustained water damage, and some roofing tiles were damaged. Above, President Cowen moves tree limbs near Newcomb Quad.

Hurricane damage was minimal to the uptown campus of Tulane University. There were many downed trees, some buildings sustained water damage, and some roofing tiles were damaged. Above, President Cowen moves tree limbs near Newcomb Quad.

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In days after, however, the levees broke. Water flooded Tulane's uptown and downtown campuses, causing nearly $200 million dollars in damage. Above, water covers Brown Field.

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