Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Monday, November 28, 2005
The weekend before Thanksgiving is always the conference for the Society of Biblical Literature and this year it was in Philly, close to my in-laws. I spent most of my time, at the conference and with family, explaining and showing how New Orleans was and is and talking about what it will be. Perhaps the most telling response was when I told people that even on the north shore where things were able to return to normal more quickly Wal-Mart is still only open from 7-7. This seemed to hit home to folks more than anything else. I don't think that is a good sign for our society, but whatever it takes to get the message across.
That being said, things are going well on campus and in the parts of New Orleans that are able to recover and where our students tend to be; Uptown, Downtown (CBD, the Quarter), and all along St. Charles. We will be returning (the Powers That Be willing) to our offices on Thursday. Our hours there will be limited so email is still the best way to contact me.
I hope and pray that you all will be able to enjoy your holidays and return to New Orleans in January! In the meantime, below are some pictures of my family playing on Thanksgiving Day at Rehoboth Beach (home of the aforementioned in-laws) and if you like traditional Christmas music with a twist, might I suggest these three (free) albums to download from one Sufjan Stevens. For those who like a combination of kitsch, Chanukah, and Santa, there is always the excellent Hebrew Hammer. The Easily Offended should not watch, otherwise you will enjoy it immensely! (Much better, IMHO, than Eight Crazy Nights, although I like Sandler's song very much :-).
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Also, updated Housing information at http://www.tulane.edu/housing2.html.
Monday, November 14, 2005
Sunday, November 13, 2005
Saturday, November 12, 2005
A Few Pictures of Progress
And here is the Butler lounge. Sadly, our brand new pool table and ping pong table were destroyed. BUT we will be getting a new plasma TV! :-)
Finally, I happen to live near the owner of our PJs stores (he owns the one near my house in Covington). He tells me that while the Willow PJs has been gutted Stern (below) is fine and that both will be up and running by the time we all get back on campus. None to soon! If students run on trips to The Boot and Dominoes faculty run on coffee from PJs.
All the student information is here. On the left hand side you will see a table of contents. Be sure to make your way down through all the topics. There are some important online forms for you to fill out, if you haven't already (housing, student organizations, etc.)
Registrar: The Registrar's site is here (which is the old address and should not change in the future). This site has all the info you need about registering for classes, checking schedules, school calendar, etc.
I hope this helps, even if only a little.
Thesis Schedule for One Semester and Two Semester Thesis
You should review all of the requirements from graduating with University Honors here.
Remember: If the Tulane site is down the Honors site is mirrored at http://tulanehonors.org/.
I will be on the road the next two weeks. I will be at Berkeley on Monday to visit with Tulane students in the Bay Area (Monday 7-9pm in Room 105 of Boalt Hall) and then at my discipline's conference in Philly. I will have internet access for most of the time so please email me or IM (if you can catch me) with any questions you have. If you are really concerned, leave me your phone number and I will ring you back.
Friday, November 04, 2005
This is the kind of integrity and honor that our students show! I am very proud of Jonathan not only for being granted an interview, but also in allowing another student the opportunity by removing himself from the process.
Finally, this is a good example of why it is important to consider applying for grants and scholarships; it helps you to refine your goals and find the best programs in your discipline. As Jonathan studied the Cambridge graduate program and compared it with others such as MIT he realized that Cambridge simply wasn't the best fit for him.
Congratulations Jonathan and continued success!