Insights from @TulaneYvette

Dear Friends, 

Mussafer Hall
Spring semesters are typically busy and this one is no different! This week we announced a $5 million gift from Tulane Board Member and alumna Carol Lavin Bernick. The funds are intended to spur collaboration across disciplines between scholars and researchers from different fields. It was the second multimillion dollar gift in just a matter of weeks. We recently announced a $5 million gift from David Mussafer and his wife Marion to turn the former home of Tulane's School of Social Work into Goldring/Woldenberg Complex Mussafer Hall, a transformative space that will unite career programming, academic advising and success services. That is in addition to the planning now going on for the new Goldring/Woldenberg Complex, which will combine the two current A. B. Freeman buildings into a single comprehensive business education complex.

Our team is busy preparing for the inaugural Wavemaker Weekend, March 17 - 19, a gathering of our most dedicated volunteers, where we will focus on Tulane’s vision for the future. Together, we have accomplished so much and there's still much work left to do. We plan to debut some intriguing exhibits and videos during the weekend; I will share those with all of you next month.

Early numbers indicate another banner year for undergraduate admissions. Tulane received 32,000 applications for next fall's entering class. Earl Retif, our longtime vice president for enrollment management, is retiring in May, capping off a stellar career that has seen Tulane rise to #41 in the US News rankings of Best Tulane Bead TreeNational Universities. We’ve just hired Earl’s successor, Satyajit Dattagupta, from Washington College in Maryland and we look forward to Satya continuing Tulane’s great success in undergraduate admission.

The “bead tree” is in full bloom, and baseball is underway at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium...even more reasons to visit our beautiful campus this spring!

Roll Wave! 

Yvette Jones
Executive Vice President for University Relations and Development