6 Weeks After Isaac, Freshman Still Awaiting All Clear

Six Weeks after Hurricane Isaac, freshman student Arnold Cornroy is still evacuated waiting at his home in Tampa, Florida for the final all clear from Tulane president Scott Cowen.

“Yah know, just playing it safe” commented Conroy, speaking to us in his living room, sitting next to his mother and grandmother, “I know that Isaac was pretty serious and stuff, a whole lot of rain. I just want to make sure everything at campus is all clear before I go back, just to yah know, be safe.”

When asked what he was worried about, Conroy responded that he “didn’t know, just general hurricane stuff.”

Conroy, who has lived through numerous hurricanes living in Tampa, stayed for the duration of the hurricane in his dorm room, but left the weekend after the power came back on.

“We don’t know what else to do” Commented Cornroy’s mother Babarbra, “We got Scott Cowen to call the house… we even put him on an airplane, he just showed back up on our doorstep one day later. We asked him what happened but all he would do is shrug and say ‘nah, nah its really ok, don’t worry about it’.”

Conroy said there is no timetable for his return, just “yah know, whenever is most convenient for the university.” Conroy seems to be waiting for the website posting hurricane updates to send a personal invitation for his return.

“I know there was that really bad smell in the hallway during the hurricane.” Said Conroy, “I’m just kind of waiting for that pass.”

When told that was Conroy’s reason for not returning, Tulane representative David Leroy responded by saying, “Oh, that’s actually fair. That smells pretty repulsive.”


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