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December 12, 2005

Last Wednesday, Bill Buckles, a Tulane University engineering professor, had an endowed chair. He had a federal grant that had been approved, but not yet delivered, for a project to study watersheds around New Orleans, and perhaps to learn how they might function during a hurricane. Fred Petry, also a tenured Tulane engineering prof, had been in his department longer than anyone else. Last summer he was honored by “our dear president,” he said, for his 25 years of service. “I was hoping for 30,” he added.

December 12, 2005

In showdown on TA rights, university says most grad students are on the job; union says its members are holding out.

December 9, 2005

University says his decision is not related to EEOC finding or lawsuits.

December 9, 2005

University announces layoffs -- including 65 tenured faculty members -- and eliminates engineering programs and halves athletic teams.

December 9, 2005

At New Mexico State, a growing conflict between Latino students and Republicans -- and charges of a cover-up.

December 9, 2005

Federal higher ed panel emphasizes colleges' high prices and urges greater accountability.

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