Saturday, September 03, 2005

New Pics

Thanks to whoever braved the waters to take these pics. Someone posted the link on might site so I dont know who to give credit to, but wow. These pics are from August 31st, and I am completely aware that all that water is gone now. I thought you all would like to see what it looked like for 1 day. All water has receeded back towards clairborne, and in some areas, clairborne is dry, so please don't let these pictures alarm you.

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23 Comments:

Blogger Tiffany said...

I'm in Mobile, AL. And my Mom said that the New Orleans newscasters came on WKRG last night and said that they're letting people that live in Jefferson Parish in to check on their homes and etc. They were told to bring hammers, nails, water, food, and be sure to have a full tank of gas. The curfew or timeframe they have to work in is by 6pm because that's the curfew in New Orleans. Still wondering when we'll be able to get in?

I'm praying that Tulane will be up and running for Spring. I am proud of the way our President is holding everything together. He and the other teams on campus and in Houston are doing an extraordinary job!!

6:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a parent who fell in love with Tulane and New Orleans on the accepted students day in 2004 (my first trip to that area). Over the past several days I have felt very helpless watching the devastation on the news channels. I am eager to help. Do any Tulane employees need temporary shelter? Do any of their children need a place to live and go to school temporarily? We live in NH and I understand that evacuees may not want to be that far from the rebuilding process but we are willing to offer a temporary home to people. I have contacted the superintendent of our school district and she is willing to find out what help could be extended to these families in the way of education. Can we help? We went to our local Red Cross Chapter and got collection containers to help with their efforts. My daughter (the sophomore at Tulane) is driving around our area with "Pray for New Orleans-I love Tulane...always" painted on the back window of her car. How else can we help?

Am I correct in assuming that the sooner we help New Orleans the sooner we help Tulane?

6:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are all in fantasyland. The reality is that Tulane can not open until the infrastructure in N.O. is up and running, the Tulane staff have living quarters and parents feel it safe to send their children back to Tulane. Think about this, where do you think all of the professors, maintenance people, secretaries, food service people are going to live? Only half of the Tulane students live on campus, the rest in homes that may have been destroyed or damaged. What about electricity and water? Should Tulane try to open before the city is ready to accomodate thousands of students, with no support? Come on, get real, this school cannot and should not even try to open until all these questions are answered. In the meantime Tulane has an obligation to its students, and not just to the institution. Did you hear that President Cowen? You need to make it clear (and not vague pronouncements) that Tulane will accept for credit any courses taken this year at accredited colleges and will not stick to any of the usual formula rules as to the type of courses rrquired. Despite the great help of many US universities, Tulane students are NOT going to get into all of the courses they want. So if a Freeman student has to take French because she can't get into a business class, Tulane MUST accept those credits!

7:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone have any idea if Tulane would except credits from University of New Orleans online courses, im desperate and cannot travel to another university, i already have a internship lined up but TU would except these credits that would help too, i wish i could contact someone in the administration

7:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I completely agree with the post that was put up at 7:11 a.m. President Cowen has delayed the inevitable, which was the cancellation of the fall semester just because he wanted to keep the money. The dreaming needs to stop now and the redbuilding needs to begin, more then half of my belongings are still in my dorm room. They need to get answers to students as to how they can get their things out. I know other students that left almost EVERYTHING in their dorms or apts because New Orleans had cried wolf so many times before this. I also agree that Tulane needs to make it clear that ALL credits will be accepted, I am a senior at Tulane and if they try to play games with me and say they won't accept credits b/c they don't fall under the requirements, I will sue Tulane with every red cent I have. Now Cowen, come out of your cave and answer our damn questions. You've treated us like mushrooms (left us in the dark and fed us manure) for long enough.
-Emre Albayrak

7:32 AM  
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9:17 AM  
Blogger Brett Hyman said...

Eric, I resent your comment saying that date rape should be an official club at Tulane. More importantly, you say that the administration sanctions it. Do you go to Tulane? Who do you think you are? Do not post on my site.

9:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pics. They are helpful.

9:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brett,

I saw that post before you removed it. And while I don't agree with everything it said, taking his comment out of context is unfair.

Not knowing the circumstances, his statement may even have some truth to it, despite an intemperate choice of words.

I wouldn't encourage anyone who hosts a Blog to act as censor. JMHO

10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS HAS ALREADY POSTED INFORMATION REGARDING TUITION, HOUSING AND COURSE TRANSFER REQUIREMENTS. GET WITH IT TULANE AND STOP WITH THE SWEET TALK THANKING US FOR OUR LOYALTY TO TULANE. WE WANT THE FACTS! IF YOU CAN'T GET IT TOGETHER THEN HIRE A CRISIS MANAGEMENT TEAM THAT CAN GET IT DONE.

http://www.uno.edu/faq.html

10:57 AM  
Blogger Brett Hyman said...

That post was offensive to everyone in the tulane community. i will censor things that are blatantly false and wildly ridiculous.

1:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brett, You're doing a fantastic job and doing a great service to your school, classmates and Tulane families. Keep it up.

3:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"That post was offensive to everyone in the tulane community. i will censor things that are blatantly false and wildly ridiculous."

Well, Brett. Since the post is now gone, we can only guess what the post said.

Date rape itself is serious. And if the poster took a flippant attitude toward it, then yes, that would be offensive.

Stating that it is common within the Tulane community, however, is stating a fact. Not that Tulane is alone among Univeristies.

From personal experience, both as a Tulane student who has been victimized, and as a peer counselor to other women here who have as well, I am saying what you already know to be true, but maybe don't want to hear, or see.

To state otherwise is "blatantly false and wildly ridiculous", to quote you.

Slipping roophies into female students's drinks at a fraternity at Tulane is so common, so frequent, so organized -- this experience is common to anywhere from 60-80% of freshman female students. Certain houses are known for it -- need we name names? No. Sadly, by mid-year, every female student knows.

As for the administration? Like you, Brett, the first level of tolerance is denial of its existance. TUP will tell you it doesn't happen. Just like underage drinking never happens at the Boot. Just like all Tulane men are Southern Gentlemen. Just like Tulane doesn't have a serious coccaine abuse problem.

The second level of support comes in individual cases, where time and again, the victim is told nothing can be done, Tulane washes its hands, and the perpetrators go unpunished. Why? My instinct tells me that is somewhat of a Good Ol' Boy thing. Just as racism is still tolerated (or do you dare deny that also?). Having wealthy dads and getting fixed up with the right lawyers doesn't hurt.

Now, unless the poster accused you, personally, perhaps you need to rethink YOUR actions.

3:55 PM  
Blogger Brett Hyman said...

Listen, the person accused the administration of Tulane of blatantly ignoring date rape. He said by "all accounts of freshmen he's talked to, there was tons of it." This is also false. I know our administration takes EACH case very seriously. Moreover, he was a parent of Tulane student- not even a student. I highly doubt he has had very many accounts, and if he did, then HE is at fault for not reporting it to the university. Of course I take it seriously, and if there were as many reports at the poster implied- then so would the school.

This site is for positivity about Tulane, not negative comments about our home.

4:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, Brett. I get the point. No negativity.

But a little self promotion? hey, why not?

4:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think you have been treated like mushrooms I think you have been indulging in "mushrooms" and are hallucinating that the world is revolving around YOU!

8:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for your blog & for the best communication during this time of crisis. I am very happy to see pictures near my house off campus.

However, I agree with the preceeding posts. Tulane needs to spell out everything to us. I already am signed up for classes at a local university, but I am on "transfer student" status, since they dont have a "visiting student" designation. Does this mean that my financial aid wont be available for the Spring semester since I am "transferring" for the fall?

If that happens, I will not be able to afford Tulane, & I will not be returning. I want to go back so badly, but they really need to get their act together & answer the basic questions for concerned students.

If anyone has an answer to that question, please email me: jessicatte@gmail.com

9:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're blogtastic! Thanks man, I love tulane also.

9:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

blogtastic?

10:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a Tulane graduate student on an assistantship. Will I continue getting paid and can I enroll in classes at another university?

8:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The photographers' names are Josh and Jeremy...they are both idiots, but at least we got good photos out of them :-)

10:05 PM  
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