Hate to be the bearer of bad tidings, but I think (1) lots of professors will leave, they won't want to deal with New Orleans at least until everything gets pulled back together. This is based upon 80-90% of my friends who evacuated deciding they are not returning to the city. And (2) Tulane's reputation and ranking both will probably plunge, at least in the short term, that is the cold, hard truth about rankings. It may climb back up quickly or slowly, who knows.The very fact that all (?) of us who were certain we were going to apply a month or two ago, now have to ask if we are still going to apply. Some people will say yes, lots will say no. Applications will plunge, selectivity will plunge, ranking will plunge.