Dozens of programs could be on the chopping block at Doane University in Crete.
The school’s president called the cuts “strategic and necessary.”
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Others worry they cut to the heart of the institution’s liberal arts mission.
Junior sociology major Aidan Mendoza said students were notified Monday.
“It kind of caught me off guard getting the email,” Mendoza said.
Doane has just under a thousand students on campus and nearly 2,000 more online and at its Lincoln Campus.
Jeremy Henning, a junior History major said students have been told very little about the cuts.
“I personally am not very happy with it,” Henning said.
The list of recommended program eliminations includes: Asian Studies; Computational science/Computational Thinking; Criminal Justice; English as a Second Language; Film and Media Production; Gender Studies; German, and German as a secondary endorsement; Graphic Arts