The Weatherhead Foundation has pledged another $50 million to Tulane University to fund scholarships for students with a passion for community service. The new Weatherhead Scholars Program will be the first program of its kind in the country sponsored by a single donor. Its vision is to advance the overall reputation and community engagement impact of the entire Tulane University community.
October 13, 2009 — Tulane University's Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) will receive grants totaling $12.3 million to support the study of Latin America, including its relationship with the United States. The donation honors Samuel Zemurray Stone, a former Tulane board member and longtime supporter of Tulane's Latin American Studies program. As a distinguished political scientist, author and historian, Stone lectured at universities throughout the world including the Sorbonne in Paris, where he received his doctorate.
September 13, 2009, The Times-Picayune — Tulane raised $730.6 million in its most recent fundraising drive, which paid for, among other things, construction of a residence hall, photographed in March 2005.