Final Nail in the Coffin for Engineering Program at Clark Atlanta University

A group of students and faculty members of the engineering department at Clark Atlanta University, the historically black educational institution in Atlanta, Georgia, went to court in an effort to stop the university from shelving its engineering programs at the end of the academic year in 2008. But last week a judge in Fulton County threw out the suit ruling that the private university was within its rights to discontinue the academic program. The judge ruled that because all students currently enrolled in engineering programs at the university would be able to complete their degree programs prior to the elimination of the department, they would not be subjected to "irreparable harm" as alleged in the lawsuit.

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