Tulane Talk November 08, 2013


November 8, 2013

Good Morning:

I am always talking about how proud I am of Tulane students and their many achievements in the classroom and in the community. Our students recently brought even more acclaim to the university and city by making Tulane one of the country’s top producers of Fulbright U.S. Student Program winners for 2013-2014.

A record 13 students and recent Tulane graduates will travel overseas this year to study, conduct research or teach English through the Fulbright program, one of the world’s most prestigious awards programs. From Bangladesh to Kyrgyzstan, these young scholars will use what they learned at Tulane to help others, while gaining invaluable experience, insight, perspective and memories to last a lifetime.

When students use their knowledge in this way — to solve real-life problems in the streets of our city and world — great things happen. The skill level and emotional intelligence of students increase exponentially. Communities receive new ideas, resources and youthful energy that can empower lasting, positive change. And all of us parents, faculty and staff can see that our hard work and pride are well-placed.

Speaking of prestigious awards, Tulane kicker Cairo Santos is one of only 10 students nationwide to be selected as a finalist for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award, which recognizes excellence in four areas — community, classroom, character and competition. You can http for Cairo, who holds both a 3.0 GPA and the second longest streak of field goals in NCAA history, on the Senior CLASS award website.

Have a great weekend,