Hurricane Katrina struck on August 29, 2005 and changed the face of New Orleans and many of its institutions including Tulane University, which took extreme measures to collect tuition, cut academic programs, eliminate Newcomb College, the Graduate School and 80% of the School of Engineering, and terminate hundreds of faculty and support staff from its campuses.  Challenges to these measures soon emerged.

On June 12, 2007 the Association of of University Professors censured Tulane and three other New Orleans area universities (see PDF).  It determined that Tulane's severe cuts to faculty and academic programs violated the university's own bylaws and AAUP policies and were not attributed to financial exigency (see PDF).


 
 
Tulanelinks:

  • Old-Line Families Escape Worst of Flood and Plot the Future — Christopher Cooper, The Wall Street Journal, September 8, 2005.
  • NEW ORLEANS: Focus shifting to the dead — THE HOLDOUTS: An anxious quiet settles over those determined to wait — Tony Freemantle, Houston Chronicle (TX), September 10, 2005.
  • A Hurricane Katrina-Displaced Student's Dilemma — September 17, 2005.
  • Knights of the Invisible Hand — Mark Folse, Wet Bank Guide [blog], September 26, 2005.
  • Ordered Back to Louisiana — David Epstein, Inside Higher Ed, September 27, 2005.
  • Blackwater Down — Jeremy Scahill, The Nation, October 10, 2005.
  • We Need Help — A Student's Major is Discontinued, December 11, 2005.
  • Civil engineering out the door — David O'Reilly, The Times-Picayune [letter], New Orleans, December 11, 2005.
  • Professors Left Behind by 'Bold Renewal' — David Epstein, Inside Higher Ed, December 12, 2005.
  • Tulane Engineering — A Student Appeals to Keep His Program, December 22, 2005.
  • Shop Talk at Tulane — David Epstein, Inside Higher Ed, January 4, 2006.
  • Program's return to Tulane sought; Students, alumni say engineering needed — Jessica Fender, The Advocate, Baton Rouge, January 14, 2006.
  • Tulane's Engineering Students Strive to Save Their School — Susan Saulny, The New York Times, January 14, 2006.
  • Did Katrina Blow Away Layoff Guidelines? — David Epstein, Inside Higher Ed, February 1, 2006.
  • Katrina Wreaks Havoc on Women's College — Michael Y. Park, FOX News, March 7, 2006.
  • My Letter to the Board of Administrators — William Clay Kirby, Save Tulane Engineering [blog], March 10, 2006.
  • Suit Seeks to Save Women's College; Tulane's post-Katrina plan to close Newcomb... — Scott Gold, Los Angeles Times, March 16, 2006.
  • Who Is Killing New Orleans? — Mike Davis, The Nation, March 23, 2006.
  • What Was, Is, and Could Be Again — Tommy Slattery, Tulane Hullabaloo, March 9, 2007 (et seqq.).
  • Final Renewal Plan Cuts Go into Effect — Emily Howenwarter, Tulane Hullabaloo, April 27, 2007.
  • A Flood of Censure — Scott Jaschick, Inside Higher Ed, June 11, 2007.
  • Tulane's Money Mystery — Editorial, Tulane Hullabaloo, September 19, 2008.
  • The Tyrants Among Us: HRL's Grave Injustices — Jeff Silberman, Tulane Hullabaloo, October 3, 2008.
  • Censure removal stalls; AAUP attempts to open dialogue with university," Julie Schwartzwald, "Tulane Hullabaloo, January 30, 2009.
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