Class of 2027 - President's Convocation for New Students

The Tulane University President’s Convocation for New Students is the ceremonial welcome for new students and is the first of many beloved Tulane traditions. President Michael A. Fitts welcomed the class of 2027 with music, cheers, and words of wisdom. Additional advice and encouragement was given by Provost Robin Forman and Newcomb-Tulane College Dean Mollye Demosthenidy.

Crafting a Career

Tulane offers a new take on the liberal arts degree. The School of Liberal Arts offers a Strategy, Leadership and Analytics minor — the most popular one on campus, with about 500 students enrolled — to prepare graduates to be leaders who can manage the dynamics of rapidly changing marketplaces and adapt strategically and creatively for future careers.

We Are the Champions

Heralded as champions by President Michael A. Fitts during his address, the Class of 2023 gathered under the lights of Yulman Stadium to celebrate their academic achievements during the Unified Commencement Ceremony held on May 20.

New MBA Curriculum

Submitted by krainey2 on Wed, 06/21/2023 - 17:02

The A. B. Freeman School of Business will begin a new full-time MBA curriculum in fall 2023. The curriculum is built on three key pillars: data-driven decision making, cross-functional experiential learning, and broad-based preparation for the business world of the future. In addition to Finance and Business Analytics, the curriculum offers new concentrations in Sustainability and Strategy & Marketing.

Newcomb Institute

Submitted by krainey2 on Wed, 06/21/2023 - 17:00

Anita Raj is the new executive director of the Newcomb Institute. Prior to joining Tulane, Raj was at the University of California–San Diego, where she was the inaugural Tata Chancellor Professor of Society and Health, founding director of the Center on Gender, Equity and Health, and holder of faculty appointments in the schools of Medicine and Social Sciences.

History Project

Submitted by krainey2 on Wed, 06/21/2023 - 16:57

Marcia Walker-McWilliams will lead the Tulane History Project and its effort to develop a detailed history of Tulane with respect to its racial history and founding, including the impacts from slavery and segregation. Walker-McWilliams previously served as executive director of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium at the University of Chicago, taught American history and African American studies courses at several universities, and served as associate director in the Center for Civic Leadership at Rice University.

Fulbright Top Producer

Submitted by krainey2 on Wed, 06/21/2023 - 16:17

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs named Tulane a Fulbright Top Producing Institution for U.S. Students, a recognition given to the U.S. colleges and universities that received the highest number of applicants selected in the program last year. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the government’s flagship international educational exchange program.

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