A Catholic university in Virginia is under fire from students and alumni for making cuts to its traditional programs to compete with other schools.
Marymount University President Irma Becerra supports a controversial plan to eliminate bachelor’s degrees in theology and religious studies, philosophy, mathematics, art, history, sociology, English, economics and secondary education, as well as a master’s program in English and humanities.
The student-government president Ashly Trejo Mejia wrote a scathing letter to Becerra.“Cutting portions of the School of Humanities as well as math and art programs would be detrimental to the diversity of our student body,” Mejia said. “We fear that removing programs will alter the foundation and identity Marymount University was built on.”Becerra submitted the plan Wednesday and the board is set to make a decision Thursday.“Digital disruption, economic conditions, and the […]
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