In the days and weeks following the flooding of New Orleans in August 2005, Tulane was forced to close for a semester and reassess its entire operation. One change that came out of the reorganization was the idea that students and faculty and staff members should play an integral role in the city's recovery and rebirth.
“We realized we had to dedicate our resources to rebuilding the city,” says Associate Provost Ana Lopez. “What better resource did we have than the skills of our faculty and the labor of our students?”
In this multimedia presentation, the first in a week-long series on remembering Hurricane Katrina, Lopez discusses the impact that this community engagement has had on the city and the students.
Associate Provost Ana Lopez recalls how students engaged with the community to help the city's rebirth. Ryan Rivet produced this multimedia series.