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December 12, 2005

Controversial scholar -- who has been contrite about his comments -- says he was forced from chairmanship and threatens a suit.

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

Southern University's board approved a plan Friday to make radical cuts in programs offered in New Orleans, eliminating many academic programs, The Baton Rouge Advocate reported. In place of the eliminated programs, the university's Katrina-damaged New Orleans campus will focus on community develoment.

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

Fisk University has announced plans to sell two paintings -- one by Georgia O'Keefe and one by Marsden Hartley -- to raise money for a science building and other projects, Nashville City Paper reported.

December 9, 2005

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

December 9, 2005

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

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