They temporarily replaced our Dean of the School of Medicine here today. I dunno if it's national news, but at UTMB they are laying off dozens of professors (some tenured) and hundreds of employees throughout the university to make up for business losses (ostensibly due to heavy Medicaid cases I believe). So, a week or so ago, 3 people decided to beat the shit out of the Dean's husband and his dog while he was leaving for a walk. It sent him to the ER but I think he's okay now. I had dinner with the dean, she's a really nice person and quite approachable for someone in her position and even better, she's research-minded. The decision for all the layoffs was above her head, but so far she's getting the apparent blame and her family is paying.