Dr. Cowen just annouced there is no fall semester at Tulane
, and more importantly, Tulane has no plan to keep us all together. Is this distressing? I don't think so. Let's look at the positive aspects. He is willing to accept credits from all accredited institutions. This means we can go to any school we want to. I suggest that you all see if you can get into a local school and take a light load. While you are at school, spend some time figuring out how YOU can help the effort- not just to help New Orleans but to help Tulane. The first thing is obvoiusly donating to a charity, that's a done deal. Then consider how you can raise both awareness of the effort as well as the value of Tulane in your local communities. We need to establish a grass-roots campaign in everyone's local communities that will help us recruit new freshmen for next year as well as generate morale among current students. Currently, I'm working with a lot of people on two main things. First is to formulate a plan on how you can get involved with the efforts in your local communities- by raising awareness. Second would be to begin my foundation- which will coordinate a massive effort to raise money for victims of the hurricane and spread word about Tulane in the public eye. The foundation would need a lot of help fron every one of you, and with the amount of support you have already shown; I doubt that will be a problem.
Let's just hang on and slowly start to put our lives back together. Nothing is lost, everything is just on hold. I will post again soon, as I begin to start talking about the massive relief effort that NEEDS to take place. I hope you will all continue supporting this site, as I will update you soon with more info on the relief, and of course with any news I get about uptown.Brett Hyman