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Student Support and Success Newsletter 08-05-2021

Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021

In this edition of our monthly student newsletter, you'll read about SoPA students who are blazing trails, campus COVID updates, and a SoPA professor who knows a lot about Dooms Day. 


COVID vaccine required for all Tulane students

Prepare for the start of the semester by becoming familiar with the university's COVID-19 policies to which all students must adhere.

Two SoPA honorees named to New Orleans 40 Under 40 class

Adjunct professor, Mark Melasky, and graduate student, Tahj Williams, are among the 40 individuals named to Gambit’s 40 Under 40 class of 2021. 

Tulane SOPA unveils new scholarship for graduates of minority serving institutions 

The scholarship may be used by qualifying new and current students.

Student Intern Spotlights 
In honor of National Intern Day in July, we asked students from each program to share how they were gaining work experience through internships and other summer placements. Catch up on what your classmates are up to this summer and send your news to
Natasha Sood, Public Administration
Kasandra Schemel, ESS
Ariane Veal, Information Technology
Samantha Daberkow, Kinesiology

Find more like this on SoPA's news page.

Tell Us Your News


  • August 23: Classes Begin
  • August 23-27: Open House Uptown and Elmwood campuses
  • August 27: Last Day to Confirm Registration for SoPA Students
  • September 3:
    • Last Day to Register/Add
    • Last Day for 100% Tuition Refund
  • September 6: Labor Day Holiday - No Classes
  • September 10: Last Day for 75% Tuition Refund
  • September 17: Last Day for 50% Tuition Refund
  • September 24:
    • Last Day to Drop Without Record
    • Last Day for 25% Tuition Refund
    • Last Day to Change to Audit
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Making Headlines  

A sample of faculty, staff, and students mentioned in local and national news publications. 

Fox 8- Hire a Veteran Day
Fox 8- Higher Education Day
Fox 8- Military Appreciation Day
Fox 8- Better Work/Life Balance
Tech News World- Cybersecurity
History Channel- Dooms Day
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