Tulane president to be formally inaugurated

Nearly two years after he took up his post, Mike Fitts will be formally inaugurated as the 15th president of Tulane University at ceremonies Thursday.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the presidents of the University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins University, and almost 100 delegates from universities around the country will join in the ceremonies.

The inauguration will begin at 2 p.m. with a colorful academic procession from the Woldenberg Art Center to McAlister Auditorium. In addition to addresses by the mayor, University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann, Johns Hopkins President Ron Daniels and Fitts himself, Dr. Michael White’s Original Liberty Jazz Band and the student a cappella group Green Envy will perform. Faculty, staff and alumni will present commemorative gifts to Fitts.

A party featuring music, food, drinks and games will follow outdoors. All are invited to attend.

Since arriving in July 2014 from the University of Pennsylvania, Fitts has increased cross-disciplinary education and collaboration at Tulane. This has brought scholars and researchers from different fields together to seek solutions to pressing problems.

Thursday’s ceremonies will cap a week of events that will include a celebration from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Diboll Gallery in the Tidewater building on Tulane’s downtown campus.

Inauguration day events will begin with open houses at major Tulane centers beginning at 10 a.m.

Open house set at LSU School of Public Health

Prospective students can find out how a degree in any discipline may open the door to a master of public health or doctoral degree at an open house Friday at the LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health, 2020 Gravier St., third floor.

The open house will be from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

School of Public Health graduates find careers working in research, government, non-governmental organizations, industry, education and community service.

Information will be available about programs and degree options, as well as admissions requirements, financial aid and the opportunities available at LSU Health New Orleans.

Faculty, staff and students will be on hand to answer questions.

To register, call (504) 568-5747 or (504) 568-5773, or complete the form online at sph.lsuhsc.edu/open-house.

Delgado offers veterans priority registration

Delgado Community College will hold veterans priority registration Wednesday through Sunday for the summer and fall sessions.

The college has reserved these dates for veterans who are registered with Delgado Veterans Affairs to schedule their classes before the college opens registration to other students March 21.

Veterans wishing to enroll in Delgado classes during the priority registration period should be sure to sign up on LoLA, the college’s online student services system, available at www.dcc.edu. All class registration for veterans will be done online.

Delgado now enrolls 1,072 veterans, spouses and dependents. The priority registration is available only to veterans, not spouses or dependents.

An estimated 9.5 percent of Louisiana’s veterans reside in New Orleans.

In November, Delgado announced the availability of on-campus assistance to eligible military veterans and spouses at its City Park campus through the Disabled Veterans Outreach Program.

Veterans also may benefit from other services offered at the college, including Veterans Affairs, Veterans Upward Bound, Single Stop and Scale-up Southeast Louisiana. The latter program provides accelerated training for eligible students in advanced manufacturing and energy programs.

Delgado recently established a Veterans Resource Center on the City Park campus.