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Summer 2021 Director's Letter

Welcome

Welcome to summer and the Center for Academic Equity (CAE). The Center for Academic Equity serves as an academic home for BIPOC, first-generation college, low-income, DACA, Undocumented, Queer and Trans, Posse, and College Track students. Through our work, we seek to represent the academic concerns of underrepresented students within Newcomb-Tulane College and foster a more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and socially just community at Tulane. 

Summer is a time for growing and learning at the CAE. Our student communities actively work to extend their intellectual development during the summer months, participating in undergraduate research, summer study abroad, unpaid internships, and summer school made possible through grants provided by the Center. The Center for Academic Equity’s summer grants and fellowships program is designed to support students unrepresented in the academy remove the obstacles to accessing these outstanding academic opportunities.  

During the summer, we also welcome new students to Tulane through the ConnecTU Summer Experience Program. This year, the Center for Academic Equity will welcome a class of 26 students thanks to a million-dollar endowment from the Jackson family to fuel program expansion and the creation of a leadership institute. Students will earn six college credits across three courses, get introduced to the campus leaders and support services ready to support their success, and form relationships with fellow students, faculty, and staff that will animate their undergraduate career.     

I encourage you to browse our website and learn more about our initiatives. 

Sincerely, 

Dr. Paula Nicole Booke, Director