CLA report suggests more cuts at the U

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University of Minnesota sociology department chief Chris Uggen tells MPR’s Tim Post why now is the time for the college to remake itself in the wake of cuts to the College of Liberal Arts — instead of just waiting for more reductions to occur:

“That’s the road to mediocrity. If we continue to do that, we will slide,” he said. “We have to make smart decisions and we have to get out of the current box of thinking that the structure is frozen.”

A recent report by the College of Liberal Arts itself says the U should reorganize the college and scale back its 60 academic programs. The report doesn’t recommend which programs should go.

Read more from Post’s article — and hear the audio — here.