Tulane University is opening its second satellite campus in Madison, Mississippi with the first classes beginning this summer. The expansion came after discussions with city officials who wanted to attract a university to the growing community of Madison, which has nearly 30,000 people. Within a half hour drive, classes will bring in 600,000 students from the surrounding population.
The Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation approved Tulane's plan all too happily. And the City of Madison has been renovating wings of a former elementary school building to house the university offices and classrooms ever since.
The city actually sought out Tulane because of its wonderful reputation. Not just any college would do, but one that would help with economic development and high standards is what Madison, Mississippi needs. Madison is now happy to embrace the wonderful university. Together, the city and the university can make great stridesin this new partnership.
The city is also proud to have an accomplished mayor with a demonstrated commitment to community building and education. Many people of Madison are looking forward to Tulane's presence and what it will bring. Tulane University of Madison will be offering courses in business, journalism and liberal arts. F or more information about Tulane, visit www.tulane.edu.