New Orleans Roundup
Michael Froomkin points to a claim that “Long before FEMA dropped the ball, local authorities decided they didn’t need one: See See LENIN’S TOMB: Everything has gone according to plan.” For more, the City of New Orleans web site is still operational, and has a section on Emergency Preparedness. Bruce Sterling, with only a small amount of irony writes about international offers of help, “Thank Goodness, Here Come the Brave and Generous Indians to Rescue Louisiana.”
On a more positive notes, many colleges and universities are opening their doors to the students at Tulane. Simon’s Rock, the nation’s only four-year college of the liberal arts and sciences specifically designed to provide bright, highly motivated students with the opportunity to begin college in a residential environment after the tenth or eleventh grade, is opening its doors to 11th and 12th graders who are interested in starting college now.