In a shocking decision today, the Tulane University Board of Trustees voted to eliminate several degree programs.
These include Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science.
All faculty in these departments were told that their contracts would expire in June 2007.
God knows, we need to keep critical programs like Russian, Portuguese, Musical Theatre, Medieval Studies, Women's Studies, Jewish Studies, Digital Media Production, and African Studies.
Why would Tulane need to produce people that know how to create computer networks, power grids, or, say, levees?
They are also laying off over 130 faculty from the Med School. I guess we don't need doctors either.