More than a dozen students and faculty members made their plea to keep the physics program to the committee members. Members outside of the physics department, including faculty from the College of Education and the College of Engineering, also offered their requests to “save” the program. A high school student who is interested in studying physics also asked the committee to reconsider the current proposal.
No one spoke in favor of cutting the program.
There's nothing much for a blogger like me can do other than voice my support and hopefully publicize it.