Kimberly M. Gramm joins the new Innovation Institute as the inaugural David and Marion Mussafer Chief Innovation and Entrepreneurship Officer. Gramm comes from Texas Tech University with experience in commercializing research from university intellectual property.https://tulane.it/innovation-institute
Ian Morrison is the new vice president for university communications and marketing, overseeing Tulanian magazine, media relations, marketing, web communications, graphic design, photography, videography, social media and the digital newsletter Tulane Today. Morrison left the position of associate chancellor of strategic communications at Vanderbilt University to join Tulane.
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.
Tulane evacuated students who had sheltered in place during the storm, including on-campus and off-campus undergraduates and graduate and professional students, to Houston, where a hub was established at the university’s expense to provide students with food and lodging until they were able to get flights home.