In a surprise move, the Regents cut the only Philosophy program in the UL System.

The Academic Affairs Committee of The Board of Regents has voted to discontinue UL's undergraduate degree in Philosophy as a "low completer."

This makes no sense.  Philosophy is part of the University's core curriculum; most majors require students to take at least one philosophy course.  So UL must maintain faculty in the field, and cutting the program saves very little money.

But it costs UL dearly.  It makes it almost impossible to recruit and keep quality philosophy faculty, and it damages our reputation.  And Philosophy plays a critical role in other programs, particularly the Cognitive Sciences PhD, as well as Business Ethics & Pre-Law.  How can we say we are a major university if we don't even offer an undergraduate program in philosophy?

This move makes a joke of UL.

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