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Budget-Cutting Colleges Bid Some Languages Adieu (NY Times)

Mis à jour : 27 Déc 2010

By LISA W. FODERARO, Published: December 3, 2010


THE bad news was not unexpected: sweeping cutbacks at the State University of New York at Albany, prompted by sweeping cutbacks in state aid. The reactions, too, had a whiff of the familiar: student rallies, faculty resolutions, an online petition.

But then came an op-ed article in the French newspaper Le Monde, calling the cuts Orwellian. And an open letter from the French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy, sarcastically suggesting that universities give up teaching the humanities altogether. Read more...