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Tulane University History


The history of Tulane University is particularly unique, compared to the history of universities of similar age.

New Orleans Louisiana Private School has become known today since Tulane began from Louisiana Medical College in the beginning in 1834. Interestingly, modern day Tulane University is yellow fever and smallpox – two diseases that have been largely depleted in the modern western world. There was a fear of epidemics, especially those diseases that inspired New Orleans residents to open only the South Second Secondary School at that time.

In 1847, the school extended its curriculum and officially became the University of Louisiana, and four years later it was expanded with a law school. While some people are dedicated to Tulane supporters and alumni that the school was founded in 1834, they are less aware that the school has not been operating continuously since then. The so-called Louisiana University closed its doors during the Civil War from April 1861 until the end of April, just like many schools. After the Civil War, the school faced financial problems that culminated in an agricultural crisis that was not due to bad weather. During the most difficult financial difficulties in the school, Paul Tulane was a man who successfully owned a garment and a dry goods business. Mr Tulane's successful business ventures agreed to be able to give big-estate properties to a sick university.

It would not be half a century after the school was established that in 1884 Paul Tulane's promise would make it possible to privatize the university. At the time of privatization, his name was fundamentally changed from Louisiana University at Tulane University. Until now, Tulane is the only example of the university's American history, transforming from a state-sponsored public institution to a private school.

While in the twentieth century they had reached a number of milestones, not at the beginning of the 21st century, as compared to the devastating effect of Hurricane Katrina on the community. In August 2005 Hurricane Katrina reported forever from New Orleans, and Tulane University was no exception. In the trial times characters are revealed and one of the remarkable positive effects of the catastrophe is that Tulane became the first highly-researched research institute that required public service performance to be a prerequisite for completing a university degree.

Although no one can predict the future for absolute purposes, it seems safe to say that the history of Tulane University in combating the struggles of future prosperity is a sure thing.

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