Is there anything better on a hot early Fall afternoon than a locally-produced organic gourmet popsicle? No, there’s not. This afternoon, two Freeman school organizations gave out free Pete’s Pedal Pops out on the back patio of GWII (our building). They have some crazy flavors like Strawberry Basil and Pineapple Cilantro. Pete’s is a New Orleans company that produces popsicles and sells them via a hybrid freezer / bike. One of the Masters of Accounting students is a main Pete’s pedaler (and peddler).
TEA (Tulane Entrepreneurs Association) and Net Impact sponsored the popsicles. TEA helps students learn about how to start their own businesses and also connects them with local small business owners who can use their help. Net Impact is a networking organization that has chapters across the country and the world. Both are pretty active on campus, and have contributed to Tulane’s recent high marks as a great place to get an education in how to be an entrepreneur. Actually, our accomplishments were in the local paper this week. Click here to read the article in the Times-Picayune.
On a lighter note, fall is here in South Louisiana. Although it still gets up into the 90s, the air is **slightly** drier and there is a light at the end of the tunnel. We’re forecast to have our first cold front (temps in the 80s) next week. Sweatshirts don’t make appearances in this part of the world until at least late October / early November. Until then, we get to enjoy the weather the rest of the country normally only sees during the summer. It’s finally nice to be outside.
Also, two of our new bloggers will be posting their first blogs this week. They’re part of the Freeman School’s Class of 2012.