WHAT IS TULANE'S "MASTER PLAN"?
We've been waiting and waiting. The time is finally approaching. Grab your popcorn and sit by emergency.tulane.edu. Dr. Cowen is going to release his secret master plan within the next "48 hours."
Let me preface this blog by stating that I do think Dr. Cowen is an unbelievable leader and will actually come up with a feasible strategy for some students. But what do you think this strategy will be? Will he be able to relocate everyone to one campus or have to spread everyone out? I think he's going to have a plan to start school right away. Who will want to do this and who will want to stay home? A lot of people will be on both sides, but I think we need to stick together.
I'd advocate that if the plan sounds good, everyone should try to do it. Let's wait until he releases it before everyone starts deciding yes or no. It could be fun. Imagine being in a random city for the semester, but with a bunch of wild Tulane kids. We would run the city, and the school. Moreover, Tulane needs this support. If we show both the world and prospective students how much we love Tulane, I think they will realize that there is something magical about Tulane. I think that we can save Tulane simply by showing unmitigated support for any of their ideas, by at least considering whatever they come up with. Moreover, I'd like to say we should probably wait until this plan comes out before we finalize plans. I know that lots of people are talking about going to one school or another for the semester and then coming back to Tulane when they are ready. That’s fine, but let’s really consider the benefits of all going somewhere in
Sometimes we forget that part what makes Tulane so special is the mixture of people who go there. Those of you who are older know this in your hearts. I would have a great time in the middle of the desert if I had a Boot and my amazing group of friends. How many of you feel the same? Hence, I appeal to the older people to remember this when they feel like transferring for the semester. Do you really need to go somewhere else, or are you willing to try something new? To the incoming freshmen, I recommend definitely partaking in whatever Tulane has to offer. You have NOTHING to lose.I hear freshmen say they want "a freshmen year experience." I totally agree, and I bet Dr. Cowen finds a way to accomodate it. And even if he doesn't, we should accept that sometimes everything doesn't work out perfectly. A little sacrifice in the name of Tulane will provide for a much more cohesive class (I think you all will be best friends). Regardless, I think Dr. Cowen will find a way to get all the incoming freshmen together. You will be with all the people who will be your future friends, and feel very at home when Tulane comes back online. I think if Tulane organizes something that keeps you together, or even splits you up a little bit- then it’s a blessing in disguise.
So let’s see what happens, hope for a miracle, and pray for Tulane’s ultimate comeback.