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2014-02-04 16:31:48

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael A. Fitts, dean and Bernard G. Segal Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named the 15th president of Tulane University. Fitts will begin his term on July 1, when current President Scott Cowen retires after 16 years of service. "After an exhaustive national search, which attracted many incredibly talented candidates, we found the individual who is uniquely qualified to guide, inspire and lead Tulane," Board...

2009-07-01 09:04:00

NEW ORLEANS, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Riki Ellison, Chairman and Founder of the Youth Impact Program and a three-time Super Bowl winner with the San Francisco 49ers, announced today the second year opening of one of the nation's most innovative "at risk" programs for the community of New Orleans that begins at Tulane University today. The Youth Impact Program (YIP) invests in "at risk" below the poverty line young boys from 9 to 12 years old in a 5-week intense program through...

2008-10-02 15:00:52

The ExxonMobil Foundation announced today a donation of $1.6 million to launch a pilot program in four New Orleans public high schools to help students prepare for college. The donation to Tulane University will establish a training and incentive program to increase participation in the Advanced Placement Program(1) at four public high schools in Orleans Parish over the next five years, starting next spring. "We are very proud to help offer this high-impact program to the students of...

2007-06-04 09:00:43

By O'Neil, Robert M; Cook, Norma C; Finkin, Matthew W; Henry, Myron S; Et al I. INTRODUCTION The devastation that Hurricane Katrina inflicted on the universities of New Orleans in late August 2005 is undoubtedly the most serious disruption of American higher education in the nation's history.1 This was hardly the first time that collegiate facilities had been destroyed and academic programs halted; one need only recall the savage tornadoes that leveled buildings at Central State...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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