Quick Takes: $500 Million Sought for Gulf Colleges, New Leader and Focus for Woodrow Wilson Foundation, Ohio Court Upholds Anti-Party Law

December 14, 2005
  • A coalition of higher education associations on Tuesday sent a letter to members of Congress seeking $500 million in assistance for colleges that were damaged by Hurricane Katrina. The colleges have suffered severe damage and been forced to call off classes for the fall semester and yet have received "little or no federal government assistance," the associations wrote. It is unclear whether Congress will pass another bill providing Katrina relief before it adjourns for the year, but if it does, the groups hope the legislation will help colleges.
  • The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has selected Arthur Levine as its next president, The New York Times reported. Levine, who recently announced plans to leave the presidency of Teachers College at Columbia University, will lead the foundation in a shift in focus -- from an emphasis on higher education to one on the training of high school teachers, The Times reported.
  • An Ohio appeals court has upheld an ordinance that allows police to cite the hosts of parties at which guests are engaged in illegal activities, the Associated Press reported. The ordinance was enacted in Bowling Green to give officials new power to limit parties by students at Bowling Green State University.
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