Tuesday, January 17, 2006
25,000 college students back in class in New Orleans
Youth, optimism and money return to the Big Easy
New Orleans is back in business as a college town, and not a moment too soon. Today marks the start of classes at Tulane, Xavier and Southern University. Loyola and Dillard started last week. Thousands of students have returned, as the city's universities open after a semester shut down for recovery from Hurricane Katrina.
None are fully up to speed, and it could be years - if ever - before all institutions are back to their former size. But the students bring with them energy, optimism and spending money, something the city no doubt welcomes. The Houston Chronicle has more about how the students are faring.
Related: The Chronicle Online (Duke University)
Tags: New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina, Tulane University, Xavier University, Loyola University-New Orleans, Loyola University, Dillard University, Southern University, Students, Education, Education by Sistrunk