A Season of Giving
As the year comes to an end, we take real pleasure in recognizing the impact donations to the School of Liberal Arts have had on our students and faculty. The generosity of our donors and the grants won by our faculty have contributed to a culture of excellence that influences all we do and all we can do for our students and the community.
As you scroll through this month’s newsletter, the impact of such generosity is evident. Donors and grants have provided funds that have made SLA classes truly remarkable. Students in the Holocaust class learned important lessons from the past as they heard the experiences of the survivors; in the journalism class, Tulane students worked with ninth-graders to produce an outstanding edition of Krewe. In a unique grant-supported Philanthropy course, our students studied every aspect of philanthropy, eventually selecting nine New Orleans organizations to divide $50,000. The Trombone Shorty Academy and Fredman Business Institute of the Trombone Shorty Foundation once again joined forces to stage Tunes for Toys, which brought participants on stage for a concert at Tulane and collected toys for needy children. Finally, a Gates-funded grant procured by Nora Lustig and her colleagues provided resources to allow faculty and students to study practices and policies that affect poverty across the globe.
In the School of Liberal Arts, we celebrate such excellence every day. Nonetheless, at our annual faculty recognition party, we gathered officially to recognize those who have published books or had outstanding artistic productions. In many instances, this work has been funded through donor-supported fellowships and endowments that made faculty research and conference travel possible. As evident by the smiles on the faces of those who gathered at 2 Audubon, we are proud to toast their remarkable accomplishments and to acknowledge the generosity that supported them.
To all our supporters and friends, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for supporting SLA and wish you a happy and healthy new year.