The World Health Organization has declared tuberculosis a global health emergency.
There is already a TB vaccine given to infants in countries other than the United States but it was developed more than sixty years ago. That vaccine protects babies from the worst forms of TB but it does not protect adolescents and adults from a type of tuberculosis which accounts for most cases of the disease.
In an unprecedented move, the faculty of Saint Louis University has voted "no confidence" in University President Father Lawrence Biondi.
The Faculty Senate voted 51-4 with 2 abstaining.
The vote is just the latest in long history of discord between the administration and faculty. During his 25 years as president, Biondi has faced criticism for spending millions of dollars in campus building projects, sometimes at the expense of what professors viewed as more pressing academic needs.