Dear friends,

Greetings from beautiful California. I was in Los Angeles and am heading to San Francisco today, visiting Tulane alums and friends of the university. Always a pleasure. Meanwhile there is a lot going on back home. It is already mid-semester. It's hard to believe Fall is here. Time flies.

The law school is energized by a newly announced $2 million gift to endow a chair in energy law, a gift from a Tulane family. Jim McCulloch, his wife Susan and daughter Lauren, also helped launch a campaign to raise additional funds. 
Jim earned his undergraduate and law degrees from Tulane, and Lauren graduated from the law school in 2011. Tulane's law school is already highly respected in maritime law and environmental law. This boost in the energy law curriculum will further strengthen the school's offerings.

And what can I say about Yulman Stadium? This New York Times article says it all! It has exceeded all of our expectations, and we could not be more pleased. It has really galvanized the community around Tulane and has sparked an enthusiasm and spirit on campus that has been missing for decades. 

I hope to see you on Halloween night for "An Evening in Ghoulman Stadium," potentially the world's largest Halloween costume party, with trick-or-treating for kids of all ages. Of course, I am also looking forward to the Homecoming, Reunion and Family Weekend on November 14 & 15, when we play Memphis. Take a look at the schedule of events and mark your calendar.


Until next time,

Yvette Jones

Executive Vice President for University Relations and Development