Friday, September 23, 2005

Change, Change, Change

A few things:

1) If people have specific topics that they would like to discuss, feel free to write an article and send it to me. I cannot promise it will get on, so if you don't want to waste your time, then send me an idea and we'll talk about it. I will probably get a lot of requests for this, so please don't be offended if I dont put yours up. I just have a way of doing things here, and I obviously can't put up 5 articles in one day. Plus, you always have the comments forum! The email for this is TulaneStudentBlog@gmail.com Only send them to that email.

2) Quit the personal attacks. If you want to attack me send me an email just ripping into me. I will gladly read it and respond. I really don't think people need to post just mean stuff on this site. We are NOT going to debate the greek system on this site. If you want to do that, go and make a site for debating the greek system. I bet people really care about that in this emotional time. Again, send these attack emails to TulaneStudentBlog@gmail.com. If you want to attack some one who is not me, then read number 3.

3) I'm getting rid of the anonymous feature. I've gotten a ton of requests to do it, and I actually think it'll do good. You also should put your email at the bottom of your comments, so other people can contact you when you post something really ridiculous on my site.

4) I hope everyone is doing well in their new schools and new situations. Sorry this site has turned into a bit of an immature Tulane/fraternity/Scott Cowen bashing session. I hope everyone that has contributed positively to this site will still come check it, as I think these changes will make a significant difference in allowing us to provide relevant content. I am keeping hope alive for this blog, and will continue to post my thoughts and analysis, as I always have.

Brett Hyman

22 Comments:

Blogger A Tulane Student said...

Hey Brett,

Thanks for having this blog open for us. The connection to home really helps.

Keep it up.

4:34 PM  
Blogger nancy s said...

Hey to any Tulane Moms who desire a positive, supportive venue:

http://tumoms.blogspot.com

7:38 PM  
Blogger FLTulaneMom said...

Thanks Brett,
You've helped us and I'm sure other Tulane parents know what is going on. Hang in there, as there seems to be a lot of negative people.

3:16 PM  
Blogger Freshman Mom said...

Great fun today at the SMU-TULANE game ---where Tulane was a winner all-around! Not only did they win the game, but they had an incredible display of school spirit. Watch Fox Sports News or Dallas Morning News for possible coverage!

Way to show the Tulane spirit,
Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Parents!!!

4:11 PM  
Blogger patty said...

does anyone else notice that with out the anonymous feature no one posts anymore?

7:49 AM  
Blogger greenwave said...

probably because the same 5 people were posting as several anonymous people.

9:28 AM  
Blogger Herman said...

Yea kinda weird how all the negativity dries up without the annoymous feature. The lack of discussion may be due to the lack of any new information from the university because of Hurricane Rita.

I am sure lively discussion will start again when the university posts the "options of the spring" which we going to be posted at the end of last week (obviously this post was delayed by Rita).

Thanks brett for the service. Keep hope alive.

9:53 AM  
Blogger nancy s said...

The "moms" post is active. Now that they found a spot for them. Any Moms out there? Join us.

10:06 AM  
Blogger Tim said...

Pictures posted on Tulane.edu from the game

Tulane lives!

12:18 PM  
Blogger ncgwmom said...

I'm here. Just had the impression that we weren't exactly welcome on the "students" sites. I'm all about support and positive thinking regarding the whole situation. I'm not stupid and don't want to be called that, but I refuse to believe the worst wthout reason, either.

If we're not UNwanted, we'll be here, too.

BTW, we're NOT exchanging recpies over there.

1:11 PM  
Blogger libby said...

does anyone know if we can access the tulane webmail? i've been using it as my primary email account for about 3 years now, and i'd love to get access to it since i heard before Rita that TU would have it running between 19-24th of the month...please post if you know anything about it. thanks~ great site and service as well brett. it's big of you to manage this.
libby

1:54 PM  
Blogger ncgwmom said...

libby, If I remember correctly, Pres. Cowen said in the on-line chat that it should be up by the end of next week now.

2:20 PM  
Blogger Paige@Hillel said...

Brett,

Thanks for your hard work and dedication to having an interactive forum for students, parents and friends of Tulane. You are doing a great job!

Hillel is trying to track down students to keep our "virtual" Jewish community going. Please contact neworleans@hillel.org with your current information (school or situation,e-mail and phone) or let us know where others are. And please let us know if we can provide you (students) in any way.FYI - Hillel International is working on alternative breaks to help restore New Orleans and the Gulf Region and we hope this includes many Tulane students. Watch for details and visit our website at www.hillelneworleans.org

Students - hang in there!
Best,
Paige Nathan

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Blogger surreality check said...

This isn't very hurricane related, but it definitely impacts our little online community...

It seems the highly anticipated showboating and dirty moneymaking we all expected to come from this situation may have already begun.

I heard that the blogger who claims to be a TU parent and posts on the blog tulanerealitycheck.blogspot.com has been trying to get on Fox News to pitch a book he's writing about what's happening with Tulane. When I inquired about it on his site he admitted to having talked to Fox and claimed they wanted him to do on-camera interviews and stuff but that he turned them down... It sounds to me like this guy's taking everyone for a ride so that he can make a quick buck... Anyone else know more than I do?

10:56 PM  
Blogger RealityCheck said...

surreality check said...

"I heard that the blogger who claims to be a TU parent and posts on the blog tulanerealitycheck.blogspot.com has been trying to get on Fox News to pitch a book he's writing about what's happening with Tulane. When I inquired about it on his site he admitted to having talked to Fox and claimed they wanted him to do on-camera interviews and stuff but that he turned them down... It sounds to me like this guy's taking everyone for a ride so that he can make a quick buck... Anyone else know more than I do?"

You asked the questions, I answered it on my site. If you don't like the answer, too bad. Provide some evidence that my answer is wrong. Also, you should show us all how I can take "everyone for a ride" so I can "make a quick buck".

If not, I do see any reason to further the discussion on your false allegations. About this, I do know more than you do and you are wrong.

2:11 AM  
Blogger Tulaneparent said...

I don't want to post this article under your more current threads, as it would be a bit off topic. But, I think it is important for everyone to see the latest on the levee breeches. Apparently, the latest news is that the levees are being overcome today by high winds which are causing the tide to rise and the water to over top the levees. The Army Corps of Engineers have responded by shutting down a couple of canals.

I mention this article, because I think it is important for everyone who intends on returning to push Tulane to create an evacuation plan where they will take responsibility for an emergency evacuation of all the students. I believe the reality of the new life at Tulane will include possible emergency evacuations over the next couple of years while the levees are fortified. That might mean a 6 hour window to leave the city, rather than a 3 day window. The school could provide for enough buses to move kids out quickly, or they could agree to store enough food to house all the kids on campus for a few days while the latest unwatering takes place. I just think it is something that needs to be planned for. In the past, all responsibility has been left on students to arrange their own evacuation plans, but I am afraid that given the fragility of the current levee system, that in the future there won't be time for student evacuations.

Here is a today's article:


Corps scrambles to stop another New Orleans flood
Mon Oct 3, 2005 4:06 PM ET167

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - High tides due to gusty winds threatened renewed flooding in storm-ravaged New Orleans, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Monday, but steps were being taken to prevent it.

The Corps said it was closing two canals where levee breaches poured water into the city after Hurricane Katrina and adding sandbags to temporary levee repairs already in place.

Strong east winds had pushed tides higher than normal, the Corps said in a statement, and water already was spilling over a 20-foot-wide levee breach in Terrebonne Parish near the town of Montegut 60 miles south of New Orleans.

Helicopters were placing sandbags in that break and also in others in adjoining Plaquemines Parish, it said.

Powerful Katrina, which struck Louisiana and Mississippi on August 29, fractured levees that protect New Orleans from Lake Pontchartrain and flooded 80 percent of the low-lying city.

Temporary repairs were made and most of the water had been pumped out when Hurricane Rita hit the Texas-Louisiana border on September 24. Rita's storm surge pushed water over the levees and into parts of New Orleans once again.

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How powerful is 'powerful'?

Take the first Atomic Bomb - it could lay waste to an entire city in seconds. Or the gravitational pull of the Sun which stops our tiny planet from hurtling into space. Imagine the power of a black hole - that region of spacetime from which nothing can escape not even light travelling at 186 thousand miles a second. The Universe is full of powerful forces. Yet, all these wondrous things pale into insignificance when compared to the power of the subconscious mind.

The subconscious part of your mind is that part which regulates your heartbeat, lungs, digestive system and everything else in your body. It directs the inner workings of your body and such things as (what biologists call) 'machines' - tiny living cells that are composed of motors, drive-shafts and propellers - seriously!!! There is mounting evidence that the cells in our bodies have memory and that our very DNA is coded with memories of our ancestors. As well as having full control of all these functions and more your subconscious also retains all the thoughts, experiences and emotions you have ever felt. It regulates the most complicated mechanism in the unknown Universe - your body - and it can calculate the trajectory of multiple moving objects while supplying you with the words necessary to debate an issue while controlling a complex task of activities such as driving a car!
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However, it is like a na�ve child or a better analogy is that of a computer. It believes everything that you tell it. Your conscious mind is the gatekeeper. Anything you think with complete faith is immediately past to the subconscious mind - which it then takes as literal fact. There will be no arguments because it has no discriminating capabilities.
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Take back your control over mind and body. You were born with the most powerful computer system known to man - a bio-computer that regulates a sophisticated, highly flexible, changeable, self repairing vehicle. You are amazing, a true miracle. If you bought a new top of the range diesel Mercedes would you let Joe or Sue down the road fill it up with petrol?
Begin to think for yourself. Who told you that you could not achieve your dreams? Do you believe it? Who told you that you were too fat, too skinny, too stupid, too smart, too young or too old?

Does it matter?

No! Because you are and always have been in total control. Change your thinking and you will change your subconscious beliefs. Change your subconscious beliefs and you will change your life. personal development

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