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Student Support and Success Newsletter 09-21-2021

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Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021

In this edition of our monthly student newsletter, you'll learn how members of the SoPA community stepped up in the wake of Hurricane Ida, what to expect for Homecoming 2021, and how student-athletes prepare to go from semi-sedentary back to their sport.
Message from the Dean 
Click here for the latest message from Vanessa Rodriguez, Assistant Dean of Student Support and Success.

Audubon Zoo animals safe through Ida with help from SoPA student 

Patrick Messmer and 34 others braved the storm on a mission to protect the animals.

Media+Design students, alumni bring life to SoPA community space

The mural reminds visitors that SoPA is “Where You Belong.”

'Dinner with the Dean' events resume in October

The dinners had been postponed adhering to COVID- 19 restrictions but will resume on Oct. 10 from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m.

Tulane SoPA alumna aides Entergy in post-Ida power restoration 

“For people waiting for electricity, I know that it must have felt like a long time,” said Abigail Michel.

Plans set to welcome SoPA alumni during Homecoming 2021

The Tulane School of Professional Advancement will host several activities for alumni. Events take place Nov. 8-13.

Read more on SoPA's news page.

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  • September 24: Last Day to Drop with 75% Tuition Refund 
  • September 27: Return to on-ground classes
  • October 1: Last Day to Drop with 50% Tuition Refund
  • October 8:
    • Last Day to Drop with 25% Tuition Refund
    • Last Day to Drop without Record
    • Last Day to Change Grading Rules to “Audit”
  • October 23-24: Designated make-up days, only used in the event of University closure.
    • As of 9/10/2021 these make-up days will only be used in the event of a future University closure. These dates should not be used to make up classes missed between 8/30/2021 and 9/12/2021.
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Making Headlines  

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

Fox 8- Airdrop and Your Privacy
Fox 8- Getting Student-Athletes Back in Shape
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