It is an exciting time to be on campus. Yulman Stadium is taking shape right before our eyes, in time for the Sept. 6 home opener against Georgia Tech. The field is being installed, and we are testing the scoreboard and ribbon board. There is a full slate of activities leading up to the first game
that I hope you will check out.
On the Newcomb side of campus, the crews are putting the finishing touches on The Barbara Greenbaum House, our newest residence hall. Furniture is being installed in the dorm rooms,
which are being prepped for 256 students. Just like the university's two other "res" colleges, a faculty member and community director will live onsite to promote community and social engagement at The Greenbaum House.
In the midst of all of this, President Mike Fitts has hit the ground running. He has officially moved into the president's suite and is wasting no time meeting Tulanians and getting ready for the new school year, which begins in just a couple of weeks. New students move in on Aug. 22 and classes begin on the 25th.
Finally, the numbers are in on our banner fundraising year. Last year more of you engaged with Tulane than ever before. In fact, more than 22,000 of you donated nearly $126 million to support the university, surpassing our goal by more than 26%. Of that grand total, $16 million came in as unrestricted gifts. These annual and spendable funds allow our deans and leaders the vital flexibility to make strategic and immediate funding decisions. Once again, thank you.
Until next time,