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Tulane Honors Program

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Two Tulanians Named Goldwater Scholars

Two Tulanians named as Goldwater Scholars - Two more of our students have been recognized with awards! Erin Bowers and Jonathan Bakke have won the Goldwater, an award in science, math, and engineering. Read more about the award here.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Honors Housing Brochure

All about Butler Hall

Housing has posted this updated pdf file about the Honors residence Hall. I encourage all our incoming Honors students to apply to live here. But it is on a first come first serve basis! Butler cannot house all our incoming H freshmen, so be sure to list it as your first choice in the online housing form. (If you have questions about the form please call HRL. I have no knowledge about that process: 504.865.5724 )

Saturday, March 12, 2005

The Hullabaloo Online - Know Your Campus: Honors Program

The Hullabaloo has just run a piece on the H program. Christina Le did a nice job, but I want to clarify a few things:

While I joined the Honors Program in 2003, I was only Associate Director. "Dean Jean" Danielson was the Director. It was her last of many years (14) and the Program's success is due in large part to her, particularly to her commitment to the students.

Graduation Requirements - These seemed somewhat confused in the article so please allow me to clarify.

The GPA required to join or remain in the Honors Program is a 3.45 for Freshmen and Sophomores and 3.6 for Juniors and Seniors.

In order to graduate with University Honors
Current Students
need 2 Honors courses at the 300 level or above; to complete a senior thesis; the appropriate GPA (3.6 for magna cum laude and 3.8 for summa cum laude).
Incoming Students (class of 2009) will need 4 Honors courses (2 of which must be 300 or above); to complete the thesis; the appropriate GPA (3.6 for magna cum laude and 3.8 for summa cum laude).

Monday, March 07, 2005

Welcome Honors Studnets!

This past week letters went out to all accepted, incoming freshmen. Welcome! I have already emailed, IM'd, or spoken with many of you and I am sure I will see many more of you in the weeks to come. Congratulations on your acceptance I look forward to seeing you soon!

(As always, if you have any questions, contact me! cbrady AT tulane DOT edu or AIM drcbrady)


Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Honors Weekend!

Honors Weekend is coming up! April 3-4 will find several hundred high school seniors who have been invited on campus to see if Tulane is right for them. These students have all been accepted into Tulane and the Honors Program. The two day weekend will feature presentations by various faculty members, administrators, and (most importantly of all) students! But perhaps the most fun (for me!) will be Sunday night's "Late Night with the Honors Program."

That's right, this year's Open Mic night is taking on a new twist, we will follow a Letterman format with yours truly hosting. We will have various interviews and performances and, of course, a Top 10 list. So for those current H students reading this, I want your help!

1) Top 10 Reasons to Come to Tulane - Please either email me your top reasons or post them in the comments here.

2) Campus Interviews - Any aspiring journalists or just Biff Henderson wannabes out there? We would like you all to go out (camera provided by us) and interview folks on campus.

3) Stupid roommate tricks - need I say more? :-)

We will have some karaoke (I think) and even a few prizes. So if you interested in helping out with any of this please email me and let me know. Any comments or suggestions please feel free to post right here!

Tulane Merit Scholars 2004

From The Chronicle of Higher Education (sorry, the link is subscription only):

2004 Freshman Merit Scholars

This table shows the 97 colleges and universities enrolling 20 or more freshman Merit Scholars named in 2004, and the number of freshman Merit Scholars those institutions enrolled in 2003.

For the fall of 2004, the table shows the total number of Merit Scholarship winners and the number whose scholarships were paid for by the institution, not by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation or other corporate sponsors. The rankings were determined by The Chronicle from an alphabetical listing appearing in the 2003-4 annual report of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Over all, 8,258 freshman Merit Scholars were enrolled in the fall of 2004 -- 4,963 at 227 private colleges and universities and 3,295 at 148 public institutions.

Tulane comes in at a reasonable 35th, and in good company, I might add. (Of course, number one was Harvard with 312 scholars, none sponsored by the school.)