Topic: President

President Fitts leads at the Presidential Speaker Series


As part of Tulane Homecoming, Reunion and Family Weekend, Tulane President Michael A. Fitts led a lively conversation with best-selling biographer Walter Isaacson, the Leonard Lauder Professor of American History and Values at Tulane and co-chair of the New Orleans Book Festival.

Professor of surgery at Tulane Medical center Jaquelyn S. Turner sees a patient


Joining academic medicine’s latest treatments and technology with the personalized care of community medicine. Bringing Tulane innovation to the world. Transforming New Orleans into a destination for the most advanced and comprehensive health care.

photo of fence covering announcing revitalization of Charity Hospital in 2025

A New Path Paved by Innovation

A city rooted in the past and focused on the future and the promise of discovery cannot help but achieve greatness.


Quoted: Michael A. Fitts

“Umbrellas — and minds — work best when they are open. … Together, with our umbrellas, we are prepared for any storm.” MICHAEL A. FITTS, president of Tulane University, at the Convocation for New Students in Avron B. Fogelman Arena in Devlin Fieldhouse on Aug. 18, 2022. Students were provided second-line umbrellas, which they were encouraged to adorn with memorabilia.

scenic photo of people near a book festival sign

Book Festival a Big Success

The inaugural in-person New Orleans Book Festival drew 135 authors and 6,000 attendees, who flocked to the Tulane uptown campus for three days in March, expressing their love of books and the people who write them.

Nurse Giselle Salvant is administered a COVID-19 vaccine

A Better Tomorrow

A national research university such as Tulane brings individuals from the widest range of backgrounds, geographies and viewpoints together for an intensive, yearslong living and learning experience.

photo of students using wifi in Contemporary Arts Museum after hurricane Ida

Living and Learning

When Hurricane Ida arrived 16 years to the day after Katrina made landfall in Louisiana, a narrative quickly emerged that it would be the Katrina of the 2020s. Fortunately, the improvements made to New Orleans’ flood protection system more than a decade and a half ago changed this storyline.

aerial view of Tulane's campus showing temporary buildings for COVID-19 safety

Why We Came Back

Ensuring a rewarding academic and social experience for our students, creating a more diverse and just university, continuing our life-saving research and transforming the heart of our city into a high-tech and healthcare hub are why we came back — and why we are here to stay.

Medical students consult with restaurant staff outside Bourree's restaurant in New Orleans

Great Cities Need Great Universities

Urban universities are defined by the cities they call home and cities with great universities are set apart by their vitality, innovation, originality and diversity.

Biomedical engineering student Hillary Smith works in Scot Ackerman MakerSpace

Boundless Solutions

Tulane is more invested and focused on engineering than ever before.