Effect Of Hurricane Katrina On Tulane University
As a result of Hurricane Katrina and its effects on New Orleans, Tulane University was closed for the second time in its history—the first being during the American Civil War. The university closed for four months during Katrina, as compared with four years during the Civil War.
The School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine's distance learning programs and courses stayed active.
Prior to Katrina, Tulane University was the largest private employer in the city of New Orleans; immediately afterward it became the city's single largest employer of any type - public or private.
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