Thursday, December 08, 2005

Whole Foods to Reopen in January

From the Whole Foods corporate website:

"Welcome back! While Arabella Station is under repair from Hurricane Katrina, Whole Foods Market has introduced the Pick Up Service that provides Whole Foods Market products to residents throughout the Gulf Coast region. Customers may call 1-800-967-9703 and order their favorite Whole Foods Market products, from fresh organic produce, artisan food, and special diet offerings to chilled prepared foods and holiday orders. All orders are delivered by refrigerated truck the following business day to the Arabella Station location only. Arabella Station will reopen the first week in January."

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17 Comments:

Blogger Ryan said...

Totally off topic, but totally not. I was completely online with everyhing Tulane had done thus far. I agreed with your blog more than i agreed with mine.

I just lost all faith in Tulane. They want to rebuild a city, but they think they can do it without engineers.

Also it seems that the *New* list of undergraduate colleges doesn't include UC either. Rebuild a city with out educating it? I think Tulane is diggining its own grave.

Tulane of old, I will miss thee.

4:56 PM  
Blogger Yo man said...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/08/AR2005120801109.html

this article might have the info Ryan is refering to?

230 faculty members gone, most from the medical school
dropping some sports (tennis, golf, men's track and XC, women's soccer and women's swimming)
losing many engineering majors and a couple in computer science

6:01 PM  
Blogger katiewave said...

YES! I LOVE Whole Foods!

Ryan, I know you're a senior and an engineering major, but don't get down! I hope engineering students don't decide to transfer, it's going to be great when we go back (Jan 17!). Scott Cowen and Brett have both said everything is already back to normal, and I for one beleive them.

Besides, it's going to be like one huge party all semester! Everyone will be so happy to be back AND Brett is going to throw some kickass parties and make some major dough, which I know he will give to charity. The Boot is ALREADY open!

I know many students have lots of engineering credits but I think you should consider changing your major so they can stay. Leaving Tulane would be totally turning your back on the school that has loved you. Don't you have ANY loyalty? Everythings gonna be awesome, see you in January!

ROLL WAVE!

PS - as long as Whole Foods is open, everything is gonna be normal. The Washington Post seriously does not know what it's talking about.. let's have some faith in President Cowen!

7:00 PM  
Blogger Kev said...

I didn't read anything on the official site about dropping Engineering majors.


But what do I know, I'm a business student.

7:08 PM  
Blogger Jon Wong said...

The university also said that it will concentrate on areas where it can excel. Five undergraduate programs — civil and environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science, computer engineering and exercise and sports science — will be eliminated.

Ok, so this news is pretty big. Brett should and probably will post something. It's funny how we need to rebuild the levees .. but leaves the future without any civil engineers!

In addition, this is a cost saving plan however they are cutting sports which do not nearly cost as much as football, which has been on the radar to be cut before. I think this is more of a political move. Either way, these are drastic changes and I am sure everyone in the Tulane community will erupt. Luckily, I am a B-school senior as well. Sorry everyone else..

7:26 PM  
Blogger Kev said...

Found the spot on the Engineering news.

I have some engineering buddies so I hope they'll stay but I'll understand if they wish to transfer to a University that offers their major.

7:41 PM  
Blogger TulaneSnr said...

"Degree requirements for currently enrolled students are unchanged. New degree requirements will be in force for the freshmen class enrolling in the fall of 2006" Tulane's website

I am not 100% certain but it sounds like all the current engineering majors (as well as others that were cut) will still be able to continue their major. But no new students can register for that major. I guess we can ask the engineering majors who registered if they got the classes they need.

Im sorry guys, that is really annoying and hard but I hope that it works out for you. 86% of students registered so it seems that engineers were able to get classes they needed......

8:29 PM  
Blogger Ray said...

"Students in these programs will have the opportunity to continue their studies at Tulane if they can finish degree requirements by May 2007."

Meaning unless things change, I can't graduate in Mechanical Engineering at Tulane since I'm a Sophomore. As far as scheduling goes, I'm fairly certain I'll still be able to take all of my classes in the spring and then transfer after that.

However, hopefully we can motivate the administration to allow the class of '08 to graduate. I mean it's only one more year. If not I will be extremely pissed. No other decent school that I decide to transfer to is going to give me a full scholarship. It looks like the only place in my price range is LSU.

9:14 PM  
Blogger HSophieNewcomb said...

They're also combining the UC, Tulane, and Newcomb Colleges, as well as massively cutting graduate programs.

Thank goodness we still have our 1-A champion teams, though. Don't know how we'd survive without them...

Anyone else suspicious about the release of this information after everyone has registered, we're all in the middle of exams, and no one will be back till January?

10:56 PM  
Blogger Tulane2007 said...

This is messed up. I may still be able to stay at Tulane until I graduate from mechanical engineering but I have no reason to think the professors will stay that long. Why should I keep supporting a university that has unamiously turned it's back on me? None of the majors left even remotely resemble mine, it's a lose-lose situation. I don't want to transfer but I feel totally betrayed. I supported Tulane through all of this and look what happened. The whole registration thing was a ploy to get the returning student numbers up. Now they're going to kick everyone back out again. We will protest to the bitter end and I hope everyone joins us because next year, it may be your major!

11:24 PM  
Blogger Wave06 said...

This is purely a business decision and none of us can fault the administration for cutting some programs that cost a lot of money and that Tulane does not excel in.

Sorry to the engineers, but the engineering school is the second smallest, probably costs the most in lab and experiments while not bringing in a lot of grants. Those labs can be converted to chemistry or biomedical engineering labs and garner a lot more money for the university through governement research funds. The fact is that most Tulane students are not from Louisiana and the vast majority (more than 80%) do not stay there after graduation so the school is not really educating students for local endeavors.

And while it hurts to lose some athletic teams, these are the teams that don't even charge admission to their events so they operate as a 100% financial loss to the school. The main reason we have these teams in the first place is to meet Division 1 minimum NCAA requirements and Title IX mandates, thus since Tulane received a 5-year waiver, they were obviously going to save money and cut them. However, a school can't even compete at the Division III level with only 4 mens & 4 womens sports, so sports will have to be added at some point in the near future if Tulane wants to remain in competition, and waivers are not usually granted twice.

Finally, for those sad about losing Tulane & Newcomb College, it was inevitable ever since the merger in the 1980s. It doesn't make sense to have 2 high paid deans, when you can have 1, and two administrations fulfilling the same functions. I'm just being a realist and I'm not even a business major.

None of us like change in the short term, but for the school to survive, they had to do something to save money, and this is probably the least they could do. We should be happy that they didn't cut sports all together, or cut some major, prestigious academic departments.

11:55 PM  
Blogger Ryan said...

"This is purely a business decision..."

but Tulane isn't a Business... it is a University. It happens to be a prestigious one too. It is so becauseof, among other things, its history. If you all research its history, you will find out that Engineering (Specifically Mechanic and Civil. for example - A Baldwin Wood, and if you don't know who he is look him up on wikipedia).

If it is about business, though, it is about bringing money in to the School. Nothing has brought more money in that EECS by training 2 gentlemen, who each, only months ago, gave a gift of $30 million to Tulane.

It sounds like bad business practice if you ask me.

4:39 AM  
Blogger Ray said...

"Sorry to the engineers, but the engineering school is the second smallest, probably costs the most in lab and experiments while not bringing in a lot of grants. Those labs can be converted to chemistry or biomedical engineering labs and garner a lot more money for the university through governement research funds. The fact is that most Tulane students are not from Louisiana and the vast majority (more than 80%) do not stay there after graduation so the school is not really educating students for local endeavors."

They could at least let the current students graduate though. As far as for local endeavors, I'm definitely staying as one of those few Louisiana residents. I also believe that all of the unique challenges involved in rebuilding the city will keep more Tulane graduates in the area.

5:48 AM  
Blogger Kev said...

I'm very surprised that the Football program remains. I was under the impression that it was losing a significant amount of money, probably more than the Engineering programs were.

However, the national press gained by the Tulane Athletics, specifically Football, is probably an important factor on why freshman applicants are up.

Hopefully there will be advisors in place that will help the affected engineering students choose a new major or options for transferring. The Juniors and Seniors are in a rotten position so based on the current decision, they are SOL.

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People practice visualisation, affirmations, they use hypnosis, subliminal programming or countless other tools to transform their lives. However they fail to recognise one key area in their lives that hinder these wonderful techniques from being effective.

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Yes?
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These thoughts that are not aligned with your goal. You are not giving complete attention to what you want. Whilst you are dealing with these other lines of thought your attention is not on your goal.
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Point your focus in the direction of you're the life you want. Think about what you want NOT what you don't want. It's that simple.

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12:09 PM  
Blogger cylon said...

Many people know the importance of self confidence and try to boost their own by using many different personal development models. Self confidence to most people is the ability to feel at ease in most situations but low self confidence in many areas may be due to a lack of self esteem. Low self esteem takes a more subtle form that low self confidence. So if you are tired of feeling not good enough, afraid of moving towards your desires and goals, feel that no matter what you do it is just never good enough, then your self esteem could do with a boost.

Every day we make decisions based on our level of self-esteem. We also exhibit that level of self esteem to those around us through our behaviour. 90% of all communication is non-verbal - it is not what you say but ho you say it that matters! Your body language, tonality and facial gestures can all tell a completely different story to your words. It is our behaviour which influences others and people react to us by reading our non-verbal communications. Have you ever met someone you just didn't like although on the surface they seemed polite and courteous, or you met someone who seemed to speak confidently yet you knew they were really frightened underneath and just displaying bravado?

Parental and peer influences play a major part in moulding our level of self-esteem when we are children and in our early years of adolescence. The opinions of the people closest to us and how they reacted to us as individuals or part of the group was a dominant factor in the processes involved in forming our self esteem.

As adults we tend to perpetuate these beliefs about ourselves and in the vast majority of cases they are ridiculously erroneous. It is time to re-evaluate our opinion of ourselves and come to some new conclusions about these old belief patterns.

Ask yourself some serious question:
Is your long-held view about yourself accurate? Do we respect the sources from which we derived these beliefs? Most of the negative feedback we bought into as we were growing up actually came from people we have little or no respect for and as adults we would probably laugh their comments away! Yet the damage to your self esteem was done when you were very young and you still carry it with you to this day.

Is it possible that even those people you respected, who influenced your self-worth, were wrong? Perhaps they had low self esteem also.

As adults we have the opportunity to reshape our self-esteem. Try to judge accurately the feedback you receive from people you respect. This process will allow you to deepen your understanding of yourself and expand your self-image. It will also show you were you actually need to change things about yourself and were you don't. Many people are striving to better themselves in areas where they are just fine or actually excelling and it is only because they have an inaccurate picture of themselves in their minds due to low self esteem!

Setting small goals and achieving them will greatly boost your self-esteem. Identify your real weakness and strengths and begin a training program to better your inter-personal or professional skills. This will support you in your future big life goals and boost your self-esteem and self confidence to high levels you didn't existed!

Learn to recognise what makes you feel good about yourself and do more of it. Everyone has certain things that they do which makes them feel worthwhile but people with low self esteem tend to belittle these feelings or ignore them.

Take inventory of all the things that you have already accomplished in your life no matter how small they may seem. Recognise that you have made achievements in your life and remember all the positive things that you have done for yourself and others. Take a note of your failures and don't make excuses like "I'm just not good enough" or "I just knew that would happen to me", analyse the situation and prepare yourself better for the next time. If someone else created success, regardless of the obstacles, then you are capable of doing the same! Remember everyone has different strengths and weakness so do not judge your own performance against that of another just use them as inspiration and know that what one human being has achieved so can another!

Surround yourself with people who respect you and want what is best for you - people who are honest about your strengths and will help you work through your weakness. Give the same level of support to them!

Avoid people who continually undermine you or make you feel small. These people are just displaying very low self esteem. As your own self esteem grows you will find that you are no longer intimidated by another's self confidence or success and you can actually be joyful for them! Do things you love to do and that make you happy. A truly happy person never has low self esteem they are too busy enjoying life! By getting busy living your life with passion and joy you will not be able to be self-consciousness.

If you find yourself feeling self-conscious in any situation focus on the fact that others can tell and many of them will be feeling the same. Be honest. People respond to someone better if they openly say "To tell you the truth I'm a bit nervous" rather than displaying bravo or fake confidence that they can see right through. Their reactions to you, will show your mind at a deep level, that there was actually nothing to be frightened of and everything is great. If someone reacts to this negatively they are just displaying low self esteem and very quickly you will find others noticing this! Really listen to people when they talk to you instead of running through all the negative things that could happen in your head or focusing on your lack of confidence. People respond to someone who is truly with them in the moment..

Breath deeply and slow down. Don't rush to do things.

Stop the negative talk! 'I'm no good at that' or "I couldn't possibly do that" are affirmations that support your lack of self esteem. Instead say "I have never done that before but I am willing to try" or "how best can I do that?". Which leads us to the last point - the quality of the questions you ask yourself s very important.
When you ask a question it almost always has a preposition in it. For example, "How did I mess that up?" presumes that something was messed up, a better way of phrasing the question would be "what way can I fix this quickly?", as this presumes you can and will fix it. Or "How am I ever going to reach my goal?" could be rephrased as "what way will lead me to my goal quicker" presumes that you are going to reach your goal! Get the picture? Change the quality of your questions and your results will change!

Practise these techniques and watch your self esteem rise day by day. personal development

10:22 AM  

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