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Story by Mary Sparacello

Bob Wolfberg made a promise to himself while he was still a Tulane undergraduate - he vowed that after graduation he would give back to the school that had given him so much.

He has kept his promise, giving generously to Tulane for many years. His support, for example, made possible the refurbishing of the recently renovated Jewish Studies House on Freret Street.

"Tulane was such an enriching, enjoyable experience," says Wolfberg, who graduated in 1992 and is now a married father of four and president of the PLS Group. "Tulane turned me into the person I am today."

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Blowing Off Steam for the Philippines

Written by Sophie ParkerSLAG
President, School of Liberal Arts
Student Government

In the spirit of giving and finals season, the newly founded School of Liberal Arts Student Government hosted "Blowing Off Steam for the Philippines" - a study break and fundraiser for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

The goal of the event was not only to raise awareness for the cause, but to also bring attention and support to our burgeoning government. With a raffle, bake sale, coffee and cookies the members of SLA Student Government were overwhelmed by the high turnout for the event.

Inspiration for the dual fundraiser/study break event came from Senator Angelica Jarvenpaa who grew up in the Philippines for most of her life and whose family was affected by the typhoon. Given the stress of finals and a Tulane spirit of service, SLA student government felt that a charitable study break would be the perfect afternoon treat for SLA students. The proceeds from the event will be sent to American Red Cross efforts in the Philippines. In the future, SLA Student Government hopes to make this event a tradition every holiday season.

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Message from the Dean
Dear Alumni, Students, Staff, Parents and Friends of SLA,
Recently, there has been much debate about the value of the liberal arts and its so-called "return on investment." Although often spoken about in terms that downplay the inherent value of the liberal arts, the return on investment was on vivid display at SLA's annual Faculty Showcase Reception. One of the less discussed but clearly central roles of a university is the creation and dissemination of knowledge.
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Laura Rosanne Adderley

Making the Most of a Glick Fellowship: How One Slave Trade Book Became Three
More than twenty years ago I began what has become an ever-deepening exploration of the illegal Atlantic slave trade that continued through much of the 1800s even after numerous European and American governments sought-through a network of laws and treaties--to abolish this traffic in African lives. The formal record keeping related to the laws and treaties against the Atlantic slave trade created their own unique archival pathways for exploring African diaspora history in the era of enslavement.
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