Letter: Humanities cuts hurt UAlbany

Letter: Humanities cuts hurt UAlbany

There are 1 comment on the Albany Times Union story from Aug 5, 2012, titled Letter: Humanities cuts hurt UAlbany. In it, Albany Times Union reports that:

The list of candidates for the University at Albany presidency indicates the elimination of humanities programs has damaged the reputation of the university to an extent that candidates of high intellectual caliber or from top research universities are not willing to be considered.

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#1 Aug 6, 2012
Silly man.

In academics, there are three areas that matter...

Outside research (grant) money
Scholarly activity
Teaching students

A department has to excel in two of the three for it to be excusable for the third to suffer.

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