Monday, November 28, 2005

Some Ideas

Not a whole lot of news to report.

It is truly astonishing just how close we are getting to going back. I’m looking forward to a smooth transition back into our beloved city. Tulane has resumed normal operations, including moving back into Gibson Hall last weekend. My assumption is that we will see a greater amount of announcements over the next few days/weeks.

Speaking of returning to “normal”, I’ve launched a new venture, Night Vision Entertainment, which will work to restore a lot of the social aspects to Tulane students. A lot of places aren’t going to reopen right away, so I’m working on deals with a bunch of reopening nightclubs and bars to establish weekly college nights, so that we can all stay together. I’ve spent a great deal of time doing this over my last three years, but now I feel that we are going to need a lot of social organization more than ever. The facebook group: New Orleans is, hands down, the biggest party city in the world” will be the place for people to get advance updates on all of our special events. So if you are interested, you can join now and I’ll be sending out updates on a regular basis.

I definitely plan to work on some philanthropy ideas for next semester. Those of you who are truly motivated to help out should join my other facebook group: N.O.L.A.- New Orleans Lives Again. We are going to think of innovative ways to help bring the city back stronger than ever, not just regular fundraising and toy drives- which are GREAT, but there’s much more to be done. See the group for more details.

It seems like people are just waiting to go back, counting down minute by minute. No one is excited for finals at their new school- I sure am not. However, most of us are just a few weeks away from completing our first and hopefully our last semester as a visiting student. Tulane and New Orleans will be a different place when we go back, but I’ll still see it as home.

More good news is that I still don’t know of many people who won’t be returning to Tulane. There are many people who are using next semester as an abroad semester, but since a lot of people did that this semester there will be a huge population on our campus.

I wanted to get some input on how people are handling the following situation. Most of us have become extremely acclimated to our new lifestyles; making new friends, building routines, and learned about our social and cultural environments. How does everyone feel about having to drop all that and go back to Tulane, or for some of you, go to Tulane for the first time? I’ve dealt with this by realizing that if its really that great, it’ll be there when I get back. I have a lot that I’ll miss here in Los Angeles, but I could never go without my four years of Tulane. If this lifestyle is important to me, I will resume it when I return to LA after graduation.

Speaking of graduation how about that? For me, and most of my friends, this is our last semester of college. Who’s getting emotional? Come on, we know you are!

Anyways, I miss you all. Hope everyone is well and excited for our return.

Coming soon- updates on moving back in and just how that's gonna go down.

Talk to you soon,

Brett

19 Comments:

Blogger BootNRally said...

Saw this on CNN.com.. dunno if its already been posted:

http://www.cnn.com/2005/EDUCATION/11/28/katrina.college.ap/index.html

All I have to say is good riddance. There's no way Harvard is gonna take you sweetheart, and after Tulane reads this, It wouldnt bother me if they kicked you to the curb.

4:31 PM  
Blogger BootNRally said...

Also I LOVE this quote from Whiteside:

"If somebody's going to be extraordinarily unhappy coming back, we don't want them to come back," Whiteside said.

4:34 PM  
Blogger cstanton said...

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6:24 PM  
Blogger cstanton said...

To: Bootnrally

"If somebody's going to be extraordinarily unhappy coming back, we don't want them to come back," Whiteside said.

So let me get this straight, the school doesn't want unhappy students to come back, yet they are discouraging other schools from letting students transfer in the Spring...did I get that right?

6:25 PM  
Blogger TulaneSnr said...

They arent discouraging students to transfer, they have to officially withdraw from Tulane then transfer, HOWEVER the majority of college do not let Freshman transfer from Fall semester, I dont know why, but I know alot of schools would only let them transfer after a certain amount of credits and at least one year completed.


As for the girls in the article (im from Boston and seen it alot), I personally love how one goes "it's my education, let me do what I want" and then the writer quickly points out that none of those girls even applied to Harvard for Fall 05. Whatever, let them do what they want, I dont want people like that back at Tulane..... anyways the media ofcourse is going to get better stories about the 70 people or so who aren't coming back and not the 2000 students who are. Let's just have fun with the ones that do!

7:12 PM  
Blogger BootNRally said...

Exactly. These girls never had a shot at getting into Harvard and they are using the Hurricane as a crutch to try and cry their way into Harvard. It justs disgusts me is all.

12:15 AM  
Blogger cstanton said...

Bootnrally = Louisiana top scholarship at work

8:32 AM  
Blogger MM said...

Bootnrally = Louisiana top scholarship at work
Whats that supposed to mean?

7:57 AM  
Blogger cstanton said...

He's a fine product of La's education system...perhaps you are too.

11:59 AM  
Blogger MM said...

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12:22 PM  
Blogger MM said...

I have received information from a knowledgable source that there will be a welcome back benefit concert featuring either Snoop Dogg or Kanye West.
Not a huge fan of Kanye but Snoop Dogg is the man - Old School.

12:24 PM  
Blogger Ben W said...

i dont believe that, snoop or kanye? id like to know the source, doesnt sound legit to me until i hear someone else whos heard that.

3:51 PM  
Blogger MM said...

I can't tell you because it would be disrespectful to the person that told me. I don't expect you necessarily to believe me. Just a little heads up.

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