Univ. of Minn. profs begin grappling with CLA consolidation

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Merge, consolidate, streamline

University of Minnesota professor John Mowitt tells the Minnesota Daily that a proposed merger of 12 College of Liberal Arts departments into three interdisciplinary clusters wouldn’t likely save money or improve academics:

“It will necessarily produce these relationships in which certain aspects of departments are just kind of left dangling. If we’re going to embark on some bold reimagining of things, that’s what we should be doing. If we’re not, this kind of administrative tinkering just heightens anxiety.”