- Pitfall of Public-College Privatization
- Quick Takes: Dillard Finds Temporary Home, at Tulane; Americans and German Win Physics Nobel; No Hurricane Hit to Texas State Credit; Duke Gets $75 Million -- From Duke; Caltech President Retiring; NIH Creates Stem Cell Bank in Wis.
- Fixing Debt
- Bond Issue(s)
- More Than Visiting
- Quick Takes: Baptists Vote to Sever Mercer Ties, Indiana Faculty Seeks Review of President, Charges Dropped in George Mason Protest, Where Katrina Students Went, New Summers Controversy, Colleges Comment on FCC Rule
- Quick Takes: U. of California Gets Family Friendlier, Avila U. Confiscates Student Newspaper Over Sex Issue, Tulane Defends Reorganization Plans, Sallie Mae Tops List of Loan Originators
- Critique of Faculty Treatment Post-Katrina
Quick Takes: Harvard Professors Again Challenge Summers, Tulane Earns A+ Bond Rating, Presidents Call for More Spending on Science
February 8, 2006
- About a dozen professors at Harvard University challenged President Lawrence H. Summers at a meeting Tuesday, with several suggesting that he step down, The Boston Globe reported. The faculty members criticized Summers over what they termed poor morale and the recent announcement that a key dean was leaving his position.
- Standard and Poor's on Tuesday assigned an A+ bond rating to a Louisiana bond issue on behalf of Tulane University and affirmed its A+ rating for the university's bonds generally. The debt rating agency cited the university's plan for recovering from Hurricane Katrina, the university's endowment, and Tulane's strong student body.
- Thirty-one university presidents and chancellors joined with business executives and other national leaders to sign an open letter -- printed in today's issues of The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post -- calling for increased federal spending on research and improvements in math and science education.
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