Letter to the Editor by Jean-Jacques Courtine, Professor of Anthropology, Université de Paris III; Emeritus Professor, UC-Santa Barbara and Claudine Haroche, Director of Research, Centre National de Recherche Scientifique
Coverage of October 18 Faculty Senate Meeting, including faculty emphasis on ties between UAlbany programs, Pres. Philip’s defense of the proposed cuts and cut process, and a graduate student’s reflection on the difference between learning a language and learning a culture.
Text and photography covering the October 18 Faculty Senate meeting includes a recap of the proposed cuts, President Philip’s points of clarification regarding budgeting processes and priorities, faculty and student reactions, and clarification from Fox 23 that the proposed cuts must be approved by the Faculty Senate before they can be finalized.
Coverage of October 18 Faculty Senate meeting includes quotes from Faculty Senator and Latin American and Caribbean Studies Professor Fernando Leiva, French Professor Brent Bowles, French Major Michelle Lach, and President Philip.
Impact of cuts on language and study-abroad programs “reflects a widespread cultural attitude,” says Assistant Professor in Russian Timothy Sergay. Includes reactions from students, faculty and the Modern Languages Association.
Analyzes the process and the ramifications of the cuts, with statements from Jean-François Brière, professor of French studies and chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Associate Professor of French studies Eloise Brière, UUP president Phil Smith, and Rosemary G. Feal, executive director of the Modern Languages Association, who considers the endangered programs “essential components of a liberal arts education in a university setting” and calls on UAlbany to “honor its claim to offer students a comprehensive, world-class education.”