My Photo

Linkeroos

GooglyMoogly

« You moved to New Orleans since Katrina? | Main | Feck »

Comments

Trina

okay, i hear ya... but hey, lay off the musical theatre! ;)

Aaron Weidenhaft

Dear Lord. And I thought I was upset about the Men's track and field cut.

schroeder

Holy shit! Pardon my cajuneeze, but what the fuck!

Can we eliminate the Tulane Board of Directors?!!

ashley

Yeah, and CS, with a faculty of about 9, happen to have a Fullbright fellow and an IEEE fellow.

Oh, and there also happens to be that Yahoo! Founders Chair in Computer Engineering. Hopefully David Filo can get his endowment back.

cynthia

no need to diss on other (also crucial) faculties to make your point. and just for the record, professors in the areas you seem to think are useless make about a third of what enginering profs make.

ashley

Cynthia,

I don't think they're useless, I just don't think, at this point in time, that they're critical. At this point in time, I think that New Orleans needs engineers.

I also know that Engineering salaries are much higher, but faculty are expected to bring in their salary in grants every year. You're supposed to "pay your own way" via grants. Not necessarily that way in all liberal arts departments (of course, there aren't as many big $ grants available in liberal arts areas of study).

Mr. Clio

Dang. I'm a lowly political philosophy Ph.D. who was thinking about pursuing civil engineering for the good of the tribe. My wife's a Tulane doc, so I was hoping to go for free.

Guess I get two strikes. One more and I'm out.

Don't know if Mrs. Clio lost her job yet or not.

BTW, I'm a liberal arts guy, but you can blast all you want on liberal arts, Prof. FYYFF. You're dead right; New Orleans needs levees and grids and networks.

Cynthia

Well, here's your explanation - Tulane engineering has never been anything to write home about. When people want a ranked engineering program in the state of Louisiana, they go to LSU. So Tulane is obivously deciding what type of institution it needs to be while it rebuilds, just as it did when it was expanding in the last century. It is a liberal arts research institution. Engineering was there so students could make their parents happy, not because it was a high-ranking program, and certainly not because Tulane was graduating students to work locally. So it actually makes more sense than the Med school lay-offs.

ashley

Bullshit.

CS, for example, has an IEEE fellow, a Fullbright fellow, and an endowed chair in computer engineering. This, out of a faculty of 9.

Bullshit, bullshit, bullshit.

ashley

Oh, and Cynthia, David Filo, Tulane CSE grad and founder of Yahoo!, donated over $30M to Tulane.

I guess we don't need grads from weak programs like that, huh?

Cynthia

I'm not saying I agree with it, but I'm sure that's the reasoning behind it. (And like it or not, LSU's engineering programs are all ranked in the top 100.) I've been in a PhD program at Tulane for six years now and have worked at various levels of teaching and admissions. College beurocracies are the ugliest, most offensive processes in the country, and most of my friends at Tulane, my boyfriend (who taught at Loyola), and I have all lost our jobs. But, again, the point I made originally was about the importance of the programs they have decided not to cut. Why don't you bitch about the sports programs that they chose to maintain instead? Sports programs across the country - even the biggest - take economic losses at every major university every year. And Tulane sports programs? I don't think I need to break that one down.

ashley

I still think it's incredibly shortsighted. I don't see anything resembling Filo-type donations coming from fields like, oh, Latin American studies, fer example.

Keeping football and baseball and basketball keeps donations from alumni up. That's why they didn't axe football a few years ago.

I bitch about what I want to bitch about, and I bitch about this because it's important, and because nobody from engineering is going to contribute another penny to Tulane.

Cynthia

Yes, lucky for the Latin American Studies Department that the Stone family (Anthropologists) made huge contributions to that department and others because they are the only department that wasn't in danger of going under when the rest of the graduate programs were for years.

And I hope those alumni you mentioned are contributing big to Tulane because, judging from the empty dome every week, they aren't even supporting the school by going to the games.

ashley

One would think that Filo's contributions alone could have saved CS&E like the Stone's contributions saved Latin American studies.

Not in Cowen's great master plan.

Sigh...

Seems like you just want to argue, Cindy. Looks to me like we're basically on the same side.

JM

Heard about this in email today:
https://savetulaneengineering.org/wordpress/

Matthew

tulane mechanical engineering is well within the top 100 programs in the country, and outdoes vanderbilt.

the program is already established and doesn't require a high cost in the way of equipment or materials each year, as does a medical or biomedical engineering program.

this feels more like a political restructuring than anything else, and i think it is an extremely bad move. personally, i think that the sports programs should be the first to go...not academia.

GP

CS, and probably the entire EECS Department, pulled their own weight. CS expenses are the faculty. That's it. They sure as heck didn't buy new computers every year or even once in the 4 years I was there.

Football was kept so we could get slaughtered by a few Top 25 teams and collect big paydays next year. Not that anyone really cares about watching Tulane in the Stupid-Dome. MAYBE, if we were in the SEC we could come close to getting it half-full. Maybe.

Soft Cialis

I am in my second year of college and I want to major in computer science. The thing is I keep on reading about how I won't be able to get a job because of the people overseas. My dad however says that it shouldn't be a problem and computer science majors are in shortage. I really want to go for computer science, but is it true that it will be tough to get a job when I graduate because of all the people overseas

invierta proyectos

Thanks for sharing this information. Your blog posting is very good and theme base for which it is liking to every people.

cheap viagra

I am in my second year of college and I want to major in computer science. The thing is I keep on reading about how I won't be able to get a job because of the people overseas. My dad however says that it shouldn't be a problem and computer science majors are in shortage. I really want to go for computer science, but is it true that it will be tough to get a job when I graduate because of all the people overseas?

Penegra

I am in my second year of college and I want to major in computer science. The thing is I keep on reading about how I won't be able to get a job because of the people overseas. My dad however says that it shouldn't be a problem and computer science majors are in shortage. I really want to go for computer science, but is it true that it will be tough to get a job when I graduate because of all the people overseas?

malpais beach costa rica

Is there a difference between a degree in Computer Science and a degree in Computer/Information Sciences?

Yudu

When I was a sophmore in 1987 there was a kid on my hall who went on to found Yahoo. I can't for the life of me remember his name but he was smart. Yahoo sound kinda computery to me. Maybe we should let them stay.

Condos For Sale in Costa Rica

I want information about the kind of websites most people spend their
time online. If its email, news, searching, watching media
content(youtube), social networking(myspace)....

If you could also break it down by popularity and percentage that
would be great. thanks.

shore tours in St.Petersburg

Mi chiedo ora se si pu parlare di statistiche del tuo sito - volume di ricerca, ecc, sto cercando di siti che possono acquistare attraverso adspace - fatemi sapere se si pu parlare di prezzi e quant'altro. Cheers mate si sta facendo un ottimo lavoro comunque.

The comments to this entry are closed.