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Tulane Honors Program

Friday, September 02, 2005

Guidelines for accepting Tulane Students

Within Dr. Cowen's announcement is a link to a statement from the leaders of nine higher education associations outlining the guidelines they are recommending for acceptance of students from the effected region. This will not answer all your questions, but it will address many. Perhaps the most common concerns area addressed in this section:
Admit students only on a visiting or provisional basis, so that they remain students of their home institution;

Do not charge tuition if the student has already paid tuition to the home institution; and if the student has not paid the home institution, charge the home institution's rate of tuition and remit that amount to the home institution;

Certainly other fees, including room and board, would be charged by the host institution as appropriate.

Be sure to read the whole statement here.


  • I am an assistant professor of art history at Tulane, and I will be relocating to the Santa Cruz area within the next week. I am willing to serve as an informal adviser to any Tulane students who might be in the Bay Area this fall. If the university has plans to establish liasions in different parts of the country to help advise students and create a sense of community, I would be happy to serve as well.

    Dr. Suzanne Walker

    By Anonymous Suzanne Walker, at 7:37 AM  

  • Dr. Brady-
    The website for LAS faculty has you listed as a person they are seeking information on, it can be viewed at http://www.livejournal.com/community/lastulane/

    By Anonymous Finley Smith, at 9:03 AM  

  • Suzanne - Thank you for offering to help! If other faculty email me I will also post their information as well. I am currently in OH and I am happy to talk with anyone who is interested. Again, my email is cmm@ drsbrady.com

    Finley - Thank you. I have already emailed the owner that I and Dr. Williams are fine. Anybody have any word on Ms. Maxine Spatafora? She lives on the Westbank and was unable to evacuate.

    By Blogger Cb, at 10:16 AM  

  • Dear Dr. Brady,

    I know you may not be the right person to ask this. But are we going to have a spring semester? The grim outlook on the news is obviosuly somewhat sensationalized, but nonethelss I am concerned about Tulane's ability to have a spring semester - especially on Tulane campus, the campus I have grown to love.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:40 AM  

  • Hi, I am a Newcomb Senior, and I was hoping to write an honors thesis this year. I do not yet have a thesis advisor. I just enrolled at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Should I try access and CU's honors thesis advisors? Does it count for credit? Will I still be able to graduate with Tulane/departmental honors? Any guidance would be most appreciated, as CU is already two weeks into classes.

    Lauren Starrett

    By Anonymous Lauren Starrett, at 12:09 PM  

  • I don't understand how the scholarship situation is supposed to work out. I don't have the means to pay Tulane's tuition, and I don't want to if I'll be attending another school for the semester. Will my scholarship be extended for an additional semester or is Tulane still expecting me to graduate in the allotted four year period? I'd take the semester off if I was sure that my scholarship would be extended, but I'm not sure and I really don't know what to do.

    By Anonymous Jessica Chipman, at 2:01 PM  

  • The Physics Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign would like to invite Tulane's physics department to send us your physics majors this semester. We will need to understand a variety of details: how to merge your students into our courses, what additional instruction we'll want to create to facilitate the inclusion of your students, what their special needs might be, etc. etc. We're guessing that you have about four dozen undergraduate majors and that roughly half might actually accept our offer. We think we have the capacity to invite ALL your physics majors to come to UIUC, even with 100% acceptance.

    The academic clock is ticking, since physics courses build on earlier material as the semester progresses so we would like to discuss this with you immediately. We will want to work on academic and logistical matters (advising, assessment and placement, housing, as well as graceful inclusion in the UIUC community) during the days immediately after Labor Day.

    UIUC has a world-class physics department with roughly 60 professors, 240 undergraduate physics majors, close to 300 graduate students. We do research in a wide variety of fields including educational innovation. Our web site is here: http://www.physics.uiuc.edu/.

    We are VERY good at doing complicated things VERY quickly. If we are able to be of assistance to you, we should discuss a possible target date of September 12 for full inclusion of your students in our programs.

    If possible, we need to begin discussion of this during the Labor Day weekend. I do not have any phone contact information for the Tulane administration or the Tulane physics department. BUT you're only a few degrees of separation from us, so it would be helpful if anyone reading this could try to pass my message forwards in hopes of moving it closer to your physics department.

    Please call me if you can help us make phone contact with Tulane. The cell phone number below is the best number to use during the holiday weekend.

    George Gollin
    Professor of Physics
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    (217) 333-4451 (office)
    (217) 979-1104 (cell)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:41 PM  

  • Hi Dr. Brady,

    I also had a question about my Honors Thesis, but I couldn't find an alternate email address for you. If you get a chance, please email me at sanmati.rao@gmail.com. Thanks, and I hope you and your family are all ok.

    ~ Sanmati Rao

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:31 PM  

  • I'm likewise a Senior who intended on writing a Thesis in my respective departments, but am having trouble finding an alternate e-mail address for you. Furthermore, I noticed that both Dr. Aoife Naughton and Dr. Terry Lawson have yet to report in. I'm looking for information on both of them as well as Dr. Elio Brancaforte. Any help would be appreciated.

    You can e-mail me at my new LSU account:

    By Anonymous Sean Micah Akchin, at 4:50 PM  

  • To all...I apologise for having to post like this...
    Dr Brady,
    I need to talk to you...
    Can't get you on AIM. Please call me at 775-7175. You know the area code homie.
    Steve C.--Jason's dad

    By Blogger EJSAM, at 7:02 PM  

  • A reply to a few posts:

    1) Spring semester. I am very confident that we will be able to have a spring semester. The Uptown area, by all reports, is fairly lightly damages compared to the downtown area.

    2) I have replied directly to Lauren about her situation. In short, seniors should not worry, we can sort this out. Just email me directly.

    3) Jessica - As for tuition and scholarships, etc. Please check the TU site for the latest.

    4) Honors Theses - Please check the blog tomorrow morning (Sunday). I hope to have some guidelines for seniors.

    In all things, remember the immortal words of Douglas Adams DON'T PANIC. :-)

    We will all work through this. Please be patient.

    By Blogger Cb, at 7:26 PM  

  • Dr. Brady -
    I am supposed to be starting my sophomore year at Tulane this fall (and I'm in the Honors Program).
    However, this question really has nothing to do with the academics this year.
    I know that I, as well as many of my fellow students, are upset about the disruption of our community, and regret the fact that our students will be scattered all over the country. My friend Laura Jarvis and I had the idea that since the football team is staying together to practice and play, why shouldn't it's fan base? We would like to organize a huge "reunion" if you will of Tulane students, faculty, staff, alumni, administrators, etc. at the Tulane v. Houston game. Obviously, this is a huge undertaking trying to organize something of this scope. Do you think that this is a good idea, and if so, do you think that we could depend on alumni, staff, faculty, and administration to help us get the word out?
    We also had the idea that we could possibly set up a Homecoming-style tailgate before the game, and have some sort of fundraiser for the countless staff who no doubt have need of the support of our community.
    I completely understand that your first priority is to the seniors attempting to complete their Honors' Theses at this time. However, if you could email me at slarsen08@hotmail.com for some advice on this matter, I would appreciate it greatly.

    By Anonymous Sarah Larsen, at 8:17 PM  

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