This article shows what Tulane is losing out on by killing computer science.
For Buckles, there’s a grant to worry about. Buckles was going to use airborne laser data to process and study images of watersheds around New Orleans. The granting agency, which Buckles did not want named, approved the money before Katrina, and Buckles was simply waiting on the 2006 budget for the money to come through. “We would have a better idea of how water would behave given a disaster,” he said, “which drainage inlet would accept which water.”
Ever since Katrina, Tulane officials have been adamant that the university would embrace unique opportunities to study Katrina related topics as Tulane moved forward. In September, Richard Whiteside, Tulane’s vice president for enrollment management and dean of admissions, said that “if you want to study hydrology, restorative work, social work, engineering, reestablishing public health and educational systems, there will by no place like New Orleans over the next decade.”
In response to the recent moves, Buckles said that “Tulane is essentially moving out of the engineering discipline.”
WTF is Cowen thinking???? Please, somebody, let me know how this is not "critical" or "world class"????