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Dohhhh … we don’t need no stinkin’ engineers!

Posted by schroeder915 on December 8, 2005

Condemning the decision by the Tulane Board of Administrators to eliminate degree programs in Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science, and to eliminate 130 faculty from the School of Medicine, Ashley Morris wrote:

Why would Tulane need to produce people that know how to create computer networks, power grids, or, say, levees? …

I guess we don’t need doctors either.

The programs were slashed, along with many others, even as the Tulane President, Scott Cowen, is boasting that fully 86 percent of pre-Katrina students are returning in January.

I guess when Cowen said “there is light at the end of the tunnel,” he was talking out of his ass.

Could it be that the bumbling Cowen Dopey is too easily distracted by shiny objects to defend esoteric virtues like the contribution and responsibility of academia to society?

Scott Cowen:

Dopey:

Live chat:

Tulane University President Scott Cowen will answer your questions about the renewal plan on Dec. 9 at 5 p.m. central time. You will be able to submit questions ahead of time as well as during the chat.

A second chat will be held Dec. 16 at 5 p.m. central.

Finally, The Washington Post has a story on the Tulane decision.

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