Tuesday, February 10, 2009

University of Idaho Physics Not Going Without A Fight

I highlighted earlier of the news that the undergraduate physics program at the University of Idaho is one of those on the chopping block of programs for elimination. It appears that this past week, there was a public hearing on the proposal, and there was a unanimous support for the program to continue.

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.


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