Thursday, September 01, 2005

Scott Cowen on the Today Show

Scott Cowen was on the today show, via phone, this morning. He was very optimistic about the damage to campus and would not conceed that this semester was cancelled. He did say that many other schools had been wonderful about being accomodating to students and he will "take them up on their offer." Matt Lauer said, "they are talking about a month before the water gets pumped out and more months before electricity is repaired, is school cancelled for the semester?" Scott said he wouldnt say that just yet. He also said that his concern was Freshmen and Seniors who he wants to keep on track. We should know within the next 32 hours what his big plan is, but I'm guessing he's gonna try to relocate somewhere else and/or try to do a condesed semester. He kept saying they just need time to reflect but should have an answer soon. I, for one, would not go to some random school in Texas. I would absolutely wait it out in LA either working or going to school there.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cowen has done so much for this school and Tulane accepted us (as another comment stated). I think that we shouldnt give up. Have faith in Cowen and Tulane bc they have faith in us

9:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree! I'm not going anywhere!

10:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there any way to listen to what Cowen said on the Today Show online?

12:05 PM  
Anonymous A. Cowen said...

President Cowen is my father and I have recently heard from him. I thought I would pass along the most recent information...

My father evacuated New Orleans this morning and is now working from Houston. Other senior officers are joining him there so they can work on a short- and long-term recovery plan for the university. They are absolutely aware of students' concerns and want to reassure everyone that information about the fall semester will be available within 72 hours. Keeping students on track with their studies is extremely important to everyone. I know people are anxious for information, but the situation has been changing very rapidly & until recently my father and others had limited information because they were still in NOLA. I cannot tell you how committed my father is to Tulane and the city of New Orleans. Please know he and his staff are doing everything possible to move forward with arrangements for the fall semester and beyond. I believe he will be doing another interview on MSNBC tonight at 8 pm ET for those that are interested.

1:43 PM  
Blogger michael drohan said...

i think scott cowen is doing a great job with the info and facilities available to him. at this point, i'd be more comfortable and optomistic with him being in control of the city intead of ray nagin. i've gone ahead and registered at the university of virginia for the fall, they are accepting virginian tulane students, but there is no doubt in my mind that i will be back in new orleans and at tulane as soon as i can.

4:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard there will also be an interview tomorrow on the CBS morning show.

5:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now looks that CBS appearance will be moved to next week.

7:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tulane has $8 million in cash in their endowment, beleive me that they will reach into that to turn this school around for this semseter

8:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

has anyone heard anything about offering the fall semester on-line

8:46 PM  
Anonymous Jenna said...

I love Tulane with all my heart and I know we will be back someday, even if it's not this semester.

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9:18 PM  
Anonymous Jesus A said...

Mr. Cowen , rest assure as a student of Tulane and as a member of society I am prepared to do what the school needs first whether its just wait and see or come down and help rebuild our school, that is why we all become part of a team. I will wait for your instructions. As far as Dallas goes have worked on getting some freshmans potential placements. But if anyone needs anything I sure will try to exhaust all efforts in trying. My prayers with all my Tulane family members.
Thanks, Jesus A.

11:54 AM  

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