PERSPECTIVES: Message to Morgantown, “Standing Carries Obligations, Foresake Obligations, Foresake Standing”

From Inside Higher Education on WVU dropping world languages and the mathematics graduate program: “Paula M. Krebs, the Modern Language Association’s executive director, told Inside Higher Ed this month that the plan was ‘absolutely unprecedented. No state flagship university doesn’t offer language courses.’

“An Inside Higher Ed review of the 146 R-1 institutions’ websites shows that each advertises at least one master’s degree or Ph.D. in math. Just dropping down to a master’s degree wouldn’t be unprecedented—the University of Maine, an R-1 in an even lower-population state, only offers a master’s—but not offering a Ph.D. would still make West Virginia just one of a handful of R-1s without one.”

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