Annual meeting of political scientists thrown into question as New Orleans braces for Isaac
- The American Political Science Association has faced a flurry of questions over the last 48 hours as to whether or not its annual meeting, taking place in New Orleans, would go on as planned with the soon-to-be Hurricane Isaac bearing down on the city today.
- On Sunday, the association canceled its Wednesday events, but announced Monday that the meeting would continue as scheduled from Thursday on once it became clear that city officials weren't ordering an evacuation.
- Colleges including Delgado Community College, Dillard University and Tulane University have already shut down in order to ensure the safety of students and employees and to minimize campus damage.
From the article:
Tropical Storm Isaac (soon to be Hurricane Isaac) is headed toward New Orleans today, and colleges in the area are shutting down to be sure students and employees are safe, and to focus on minimizing campus damage. Among the institutions announcing closures: Delgado Community College, Dillard University and Tulane University (and just about everyone else in town). Louisiana colleges are used to this kind of situation, of course, and some have neighborly traditions. Centenary College, in Shreveport, for example, is host to Dillard students needing a temporary home. ...
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