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Student Support and Success Newsletter 11-02-2020

Tulane SoPA

Student Support and Success Newsletter

November 2, 2020


A Message From Dean Duitch About the 2020 Election

Suri Duitch

Dear SoPA student,

I hope that those of you on the Gulf Coast came through Hurricane Zeta intact. Please let us know if you need support or assistance.

2020 has been a challenge, to say the least. Part of that challenge has been the lead-up to this year's election. It is exciting to witness voters mobilized in larger numbers than have been seen in many decades. But we also have fears from both ends of the political spectrum of even greater discord than we are seeing right now. I'm not alone in having concerns about the future of our (to quote the U.S. Constitution) "more perfect," but still imperfect, Union.

Being a part of an academic community in this nation of free thinking and free speech is a privilege—one of its benefits is that of respectful and reasoned discussion and debate. We must allow, not just for differing perspectives, but also for opportunities to listen to and learn from one another. I treasure SoPA's diversity of all kinds, including political. Whatever happens on Tuesday, November 3rd and in the subsequent weeks, I am confident that we can come together with a focus on the common good.

You'll see more information below about the Election Night Watch party being sponsored by our Public Administration program, to which each of you is invited. One of the themes of that event is, "How can the next generation of civic leaders chart a path forward at a time when our society is so polarized?" Knowing that so many of you fall into that group of leaders, I look forward to an informative and constructive discussion.

Thanks for being a part of this community; I am confident that we can emerge stronger together.



Virtual 2020 Election Watch Party

Halima Leak-Francis Election 2020

Join the Tulane School of Professional Advancement program in Public Administration as we gather virtually to watch the 2020 Election results unfold. Dean Suri Duitch and I will moderate the event, featuring live commentary from a diverse line-up of elected officials, business and community leaders, political consultants, professors, and analysts. There will also be opportunities to have your questions answered by our experts! Below are event details and the link to register for virtual attendance. We hope to see you there.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
8:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. central time
Live streamed via Zoom
Learn more about the event and register here.

Halima Leak Francis, Ph.D.
Public Administration Program Director & Professor of Practice

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Upcoming Career Development Events

Career Development Lunch & Learn
Navigating A Job Search During Times of Uncertainty
Wednesday, November 11, 12:00 P.M. - 12:30 P.M.
This webinar will share strategies and tips to use in this time of social isolation for taking proactive steps in navigating a successful job search. Registration is required!
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Upcoming Events and Deadlines

November 2020

  • November 3: Election Night Virtual Watch Party
  • November 9: Priority Registration for Spring 2021 Begins
  • November 24: Last Day of Classes
  • November 25-29: Thanksgiving Holiday - No Classes
  • November 30-December 5: Online Exam Period