- 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.
- Quick Takes: Applications May Lose Significance, Challenge to Use of Race, California Undergrads, Family-Friendly Orientation, Obese Girls Less Likely to Enroll, Okla. State Wins on Eminent Domain, Orange Coast Sells Island, How Bush Helped U. of Alberta
- 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: Jury Gives $15.8M to Woman Who Fell at Union College, Construction Halted in Michigan, Akron Reviews Judicial Actions, Texas Southern President on Leave, Boehlert Retires, Correction: Suit on Tulane Plans, Staff Unionizes at Vermont College
- Quick Takes: Faust Didn't Say It, Questions on Colorado Choice, Slippage at Sallie Mae, Charleston Southern Settles Suit, Reforming Higher Ed in Middle East, $5M Surprise for Temple U.
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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