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The Power of Tulane
Academic Year in Review 2018 - 2019

President Fitts

For a 185-year-old institution, an extraordinary number of new things are happening at Tulane University. This review provides a snapshot of the power of that newness — the Power of Tulane — over the last academic year and beyond.

This includes the newest Tulanians — our most academically-qualified and diverse first-year class ever, plus five new deans, as well as a new director at the National Primate Research Center, a new chief of staff and secretary of the university, and a new chief at the Tulane Police Department.

New research was also a hallmark of this past academic year, ranging from a Tulane study examining heart abnormalities in retired NFL players to efforts to create the next generation whooping cough vaccine.

A newly released economic impact report also is featured in the pages ahead, illustrating the crucial role Tulane plays as a driver of jobs, entrepreneurship and innovation in New Orleans and throughout the region.

New spaces, designed to support excellence in all dimensions of Tulane, include our role in the redevelopment of Charity Hospital that will continue the expansion of our downtown campus. Our new digital design labs and the new home for the Stewart Center for Executive Education are also part of what made this year so memorable and what promises to make the year ahead so exciting.

You will also learn more about our new basketball coach, (my second-line partner — see for yourself) and the Tulane alumnus who has been confirmed as the 38th Marine Corps commandant. I did not second line with him — yet.

There are many, many other great stories ahead. So enjoy your review of the academic year that was and the promising future that will be.

Mike Fitts



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