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Summer, Summer, Summer

Friday, May 25, 2018

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Dear Tulane Community:

The last hugs, handshakes and high-fives have been given, the last speech delivered, all the diplomas distributed and the final scrape of confetti swept from the floor of the Dome. But the memories and magic of Commencement 2018 will linger in the hearts and minds of our graduates, and all those who love them, for years to come.

Campus is a bit quieter now but will stay busy with our summer sessions, pre-college summer programs and upcoming orientation for the class of 2022 – which is already setting records as the most civically engaged and diverse student population in Tulane's history.

Tulane's lifesaving research, medical care, scholarship, major construction projects, daily operations and special events will continue through the summer, as well. But, along with all this work, I hope the coming months will also afford you some time to rejuvenate, refocus and relax.

The View from Gibson will take a break from its weekly schedule for the summer, but I promise to be in touch with some important appointments and other university news in the coming weeks and months.

This academic year was another amazing one in the life of Tulane, filled with opportunities, challenges and triumphs. We weathered snow days, launched the most ambitious fundraising effort in Tulane's history, opened new buildings and centers, welcomed new leaders and said goodbye to some old friends. We started new initiatives and took a hard look at how we can improve Tulane's culture to create a safer, more inclusive, diverse and welcoming community. Through our collective will, wisdom and commitment, we laid the foundation for a future as bright as the summer sun.  

Signature of Mike Fitts