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Tulane University is one of the nation's leading educational and research institutions. Founded in 1834 in New Orleans, Tulane has ten schools and colleges offering degrees in architecture, business, law, liberal arts, medicine, public health and tropical...
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Tulane University is poised to hire Michael Fitts, dean of the University of Pennsylvania's Law School, as their next President.
The decision could come as early as today (Feb. 4), according to a report in The Advocate.
Fitts would succeed Scott Cowen, who has served as Tulane's President since 1998.
The dean of Penn Law since 2000, Fitts is known for his fund-raising prowess, increasing the school's endowment by over 250% and graduating over 3500 lawyers.
Before his elevation to Dean, Fitts served as a Penn Law professor for 15 years, where he taught Administrative Law, Election Law, Legislative Process, and Regulated Industries.
Before that, he worked in the Department of Justice from 1981-1985 in the Office of Legal Counsel, which acts as outside Counsel to the President, White House, and Cabinet.
Fitts earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard and his J.D. from Yale.
Upon graduation, he
spent two years as a law clerk for A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., a U.S.
Judge for the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
In a recent interview with Tipping the Scales, Fitts was bullish on the future of law schools: "For students coming to the University of Pennsylvania Law School, I don't think there has been a more exciting moment to go to law school.
What we teach here is as important as it has ever been and the opportunities it will offer our students is really exceptional.
That's because a legal education today broadly conceived is first-rate preparation for leadership decision-making in this economic environment."
Despite a soft hiring market, Fitts
is equally optimistic about the career prospects for students: "We have looked at our graduates over the years and one of our most successful classes at Penn Law was the class that graduated in 1983.
Southern Jewish Life Magazine
Tulane President Michael Fitts expressed "gratitude and relief" at the arrest.
Fitts said Gold "is an outstanding student who represents the best of Tulane in every possible way.
Student deaths inspire new focus on mental health at Tulane - txtAboutIt News
Tulane President Michael Fitts, in his first year at the New Orleans school, issued messages to the campus community in the wake of some of the deaths, but some students said they felt that wasn't enough and that school officials could have done more.
Since then, though, some feel the lines of communication have improved after two more students died last month.
"This is a difficult time for the entire Tulane community - a moment when phrases such as 'the Tulane family' and 'the university community' must be translated into actions that can help comfort and heal us all," Fitts
said in a message last month announcing the death of the 19-year-old woman.