Tulane University recently opted to shutter its Madison, Mississippi satellite campus, but the city says it isn't yet done with the school.
Madison is calling on the university to reimburse the city for $10 million, compensation for "extensive investment of time, money and reputation," said mayor Mary Hawkins Butler in a report from the Clarion Ledger.
Tulane announced in January it would close the campus, notifying students via emails. University President Michael Fitts and the dean of continuing studies, Suri Duitch said the closure would allow Tulane's School of Continuing Studies "to focus more attention on its New Orleans and Gulf Coast campuses, and on online programs, where we believe there are great opportunities for our current and future students."
Tulane to close a Mississippi campus
The Madison campus opened in 2010.
The city authorized a letter of demand, likely the final recourse before legal action, be sent to Tulane during an August meeting.
Tulane has said it is reviewing the letter.
"We trust you will reach your decision regarding fair compensation as rapidly and decisively as your decision regarding the closing of the Madison campus," the letter of demand reads, according to the report.
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