Talk about a thinly veiled plan.
Read this article in the Tulane Hullabaloo, where the former
puppet dean of engineering, Nikki Altiero states that "the school is in the planning stages of adding new engineering programs."
"We're looking at the possibility of adding programs that are engineering-oriented: materials science and engineering, computer science and something related to environmental or geological engineering have all been discussed."
"We asked, 'what are the disciplines of the future?" Altiero said. "We are involving a lot of advisers from industry, government and academia in our planning. We want to hear multiple views on what the disciplines of the future are." So that we can then ignore them and do whateverthefuck Cowen tells me to do.
The pomposity is amazing. I said that Cowen and MoLester were just cleaning house so that they could rebuild everything in their own tainted image. Now it's clear. They eliminated the School of Engineering simply so that they could: 1) fire all the tenured faculty and 2) get their hands on those endowed funds.
Now, before the corpse of Engineering is even cold, Cowen and his puppet Altiero are moving ahead to reinstitute these programs, just without the tenured faculty.