Tulane Censure Removed

By Jordan E. Kurland

A series of favorable developments at Tulane University led the Association’s 2009 annual meeting to delegate authority to Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure to remove Tulane from the censure list once the university administration provided assurance that it would not cite the removal as a defense in any litigation. Having received a response that it deemed suitable, the committee at its November meeting acted to lift the Tulane University censure.

Tulane was one of five institutions investigated by the Association’s Special Committee on Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans Universities. Of the five, the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center was not placed on censure, and censure in the case of Southern University New Orleans was removed in 2008. With the 2009 removal of Tulane University, remaining on censure are the University of New Orleans and Loyola University New Orleans.