Quick Takes: Gallaudet President Will Retire, Audit Blasts Management at Edward Waters, NCAA to Ease Rules for Katrina Victims, Faculty at Idaho State Protest Administrators' Raises

September 2, 2005
  • I. King Jordan announced Thursday that he would retire as president of Gallaudet University next year. Jordan -- the first deaf president of Gallaudet -- became its leader in 1988 after students organized the "Deaf President Now" movement to protest the selection of a hearing candidate for the job. She withdrew amid the protests and Jordan's selection has been seen, ever since, as a key moment in the history of the disability rights movement. During Jordan's tenure, Gallaudet added many new facilities and programs, and saw its endowment increase from $5 million to $150 million.
  • Edward Waters College suffers from "an environment of no accountability," according to an outside audit released Thursday, News4Jax reported. The audit criticized payments to the ex-president, inadequate rules for contracts, and low graduation rates.
  • The National Collegiate Athletic Association said Thursday that it would allow exceptions to certain of its rules if doing so would help students and institutions affected by Hurricane Katrina. Association officials said, for instance, that colleges could give clothing, housing meals and other benefits to athletes and their families and that athletes could get help from sports boosters or other colleges without running afoul of NCAA financial-aid or other regulations.
  • Faculty members at Idaho State University are angry over reports that 36 administrators at the institution received raises that total about $350,000 at a time that raises for professors have been minimal, The Idaho State Journal reported.
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