September 1, 2006
A Furloughed Professor Struggles to Recover
Seven months after being furloughed without pay or benefits by Southern University at New Orleans, Louise Kaltenbaugh doesn't know which is worse: the drain on her bank account or the drain on her self-esteem.
The 64-year-old scholar, who was a tenured associate professor of education with 22 years of service to the historically black public university, was furloughed four days before Christmas, when Southern eliminated the secondary-education department. She has been fighting to