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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:08 pm 
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https://news.tulane.edu/news/students-e ... mons-opens

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:09 pm 
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TU President welcomes students to The Commons with music, more

https://news.tulane.edu/pr/tulane-presi ... c-and-more

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:45 am 
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Tulane unveils new $55 million dining hall, its biggest project since Yulman Stadium

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The new building can seat about 1,200 students — more than twice the capacity at Bruff Commons — and with that expanded space come more culinary offerings.

article also states that Fitts received a 5 year extension

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:17 am 
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So did they also move the food out of LBC (since it's attached to The Commons), thus giving that space back to the LBC for other purposes? Just curious.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:24 pm 
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Here’s Coach Fritz checking it out:

https://twitter.com/greenwavefb/status/ ... 35104?s=21


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:35 pm 
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Lbc food court remains unchanged. All of the chain locations have to be easily accessed by the community. Not in a student only good hall

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:45 pm 
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Lbc food court remains unchanged. All of the chain locations have to be easily accessed by the community. Not in a student only good hall

So does this mean old alumni like me cannot access the new space?

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TUPF wrote:
WaveProf wrote:
Lbc food court remains unchanged. All of the chain locations have to be easily accessed by the community. Not in a student only good hall

So does this mean old alumni like me cannot access the new space?

Don't think your old student ID will work anymore?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:02 pm 
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I doubt there will be a gated entry keeping you out. But there won't be anything inside of it to encourage a non student/faculty to come in. It will be thought of as less of a public space compared to, say, the LBC bookstore/food court.

It's possible the food hall portion will be gated off, but I doubt even that

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Watching the Fritz video, I was struck by the fact that no one even looked at him, much less recognized him. I guess that shows vividly the student apathy towards football and their general unfriendliness to strangers. I would have expected at least one person to say hello or even smile.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:30 pm 
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Watching the Fritz video, I was struck by the fact that no one even looked at him, much less recognized him. I guess that shows vividly the student apathy towards football and their general unfriendliness to strangers. I would have expected at least one person to say hello or even smile.
It's probably been that way for a long time. It was in my day.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:19 pm 
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Watching the Fritz video, I was struck by the fact that no one even looked at him, much less recognized him. I guess that shows vividly the student apathy towards football and their general unfriendliness to strangers. I would have expected at least one person to say hello or even smile.

I wouldn’t make that leap. We are looking at it now through grizzled old eyes. Heck, I wouldn’t have recognized Bennie Ellender or Larry Smith if they ran me over with a car on McAlister Drive in those days, and I went to EVERY game. The first time I met President Sheldon Hackney was when he handed me an award during an NROTC award ceremony. I couldn’t have picked any of them out of a crowd in my late teens/early twenties because like we all were during that time in our lives, to us they were just old guys on campus.

I respectfully think you are reaching here to support an ongoing narrative. Are our students less rabid fans than State University fans? Probably. It’s week one—kids are self absorbed and especially the freshmen can’t find their @ss from their elbows. Seeing some old guy bounding up some steps being filmed isn’t anyone but the most self-assured are going to walk up and interrupt. Heck, I doubt I’d do that either, and I’m a pretty gregarious old guy. I did it with Joe Montana in that Superdome Homecoming game against North Texas. The only old guys I stick my hand in to shake hands with are even older guys wearing WWII/Korea/Vietnam veteran hats.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:52 pm 
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Probably a fair assessment, but in my day I knew the coaches because I was an athlete myself. :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:38 pm 
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Spot on TUPF

Also factor in how anxiousmany of today’s students are about talking to anyone in person or on phone. I have former students who tweet at me multiple times a week, have sent me emails about being their fav teacher etc, and yet barely give me a nod hello when I see them around town in person. .

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I guess TUPF and WaveProf are right, but the fact that no one even looked at him was strange. Maybe I have lived in the South too long, where we are much friendlier with strangers. Heck, people even wave at me whom I see walking or in their golf cart and I have no clue who they are. I wasn't meaning that the students didn't like football, it was just that any friendly looking guy with a camera behind him wouldn't even attract a glance that struck me as odd. I purposely watched it three times and I only saw one person even glance his way for an instant. All the others were like people on the streets of New York, where you try to stay anonymous and not make eye contact. I just think that is a sad commentary on our society and I am sad about it.


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the streets of NY you say? Well considering the makeup of our student body, that's probably a pretty apt example, and probably at play here.

That said, I'll have to say, being an amiable southern guy who likes to make small talk with strangers everywhere I go, I used to be off put by NYC too. But living there for 2 years, I found them to be some of the nicest, most polite people of anywhere I've lived, its just a VERY different code of how you interact than I was used to in the south

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Ive found new yorkers to be very nice. Taken aback at first if you engage them but perfectly nice after


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I didn't mean to denigrate NYers. I rarely go there and don't have first hand knowledge. I have just been told that people walking down the street there and in other big cities don't look at you, but just stare straight ahead or straight down at their phones. I know that a nicely dressed guy in a Tulane shirt with a camera person following him shouldn't be able to walk through a Tulane dining hall with no one even looking, much less smiling at him. I didn't expect waves or comments or autograph seekers, but I did expect someone to at least look at him. Maybe it is just my personality or my upbringing, but I look at and smile at people I don't know all the time. Maybe I expect too much out of today's students. Someone should start a movement on campus to smile at a stranger today. It doesn't cost anything and makes your day better, especially when they smile back.


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I remember seeing Bennie Ellender walking through the campus (by himself, no entourage) and we all recognized him and waved hello. Different era perhaps

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As I said in another topic, the Administration's three day welcoming to the freshmen didn't include any athletic introductions at all that I could see. Why didn't they at least introduce the football, basketball and other coaches to the incoming freshmen? It wouldn't have taken five minutes. No wonder the student body doesn't know who they are. It just doesn't compute with me.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:26 pm 
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Cheerleader wrote:
As I said in another topic, the Administration's three day welcoming to the freshmen didn't include any athletic introductions at all that I could see. Why didn't they at least introduce the football, basketball and other coaches to the incoming freshmen? It wouldn't have taken five minutes. No wonder the student body doesn't know who they are. It just doesn't compute with me.

On that, we are in violent agreement. But then, it wasn’t done when I was a freshman in August 1974 either!

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