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Lefty Colleges Cut Math and Physics to ‘Revitalize Academics’

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Lefty Colleges Cut Math and Physics to ‘Revitalize Academics’

 

 

 

 

https://www.conservativezone.com

August 21, 2018

 

 

 

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In a move that Goucher College in Maryland is describing as a way to “revitalize academics”, the college is cutting math and physics degree programs even though these vary same programs lead not only to multiple job opportunities, but also a high median wage.

 

What is more, the college had admitted that it didn’t even consider salary data for jobs in various fields when deciding which programs to chop and which to retain. Naturally, the programs remaining in place are graduate degree programs that one would expect from a liberal arts college, including M.A. courses in cultural sustainability, historic preservation and non-fiction.

 

Unfortunately, Goucher College isn’t the only educational institution putting a low priority on math and physics. Just a few days ago, the University of Akron in Ohio announced that it was also eliminating masters and bachelor’s degree courses in physics and math. Over half a dozen universities in Texas have axed their physics programs over the last eight years. The University of the District of Columbia removed bachelor degree courses in not only physics, but also marketing, economics and finance back in 2013.

 

While universities opting to ax STEM-related programs are unwilling to cite financial concerns, it is clear that money does play a role. It’s a known fact that UA is struggling financially, and Goucher College has not denied that it is cutting programs in order to cut costs even though it has clearly denied being in financial trouble.

 

At the same time, both educational institutions also note that a lack of demand has also played a major role in deciding to eliminate math and physics from their course line-up. As fewer students show an interest in these all-important programs, the universities are deciding to shut them down rather than look for new ways to promote them.

 

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Natural Selection

They're just modifying their menu to provide what the customer wants. Math and physics don't sell well to young progressives. They'll likely be focusing on gender studies and communist economics to attract today's activists.

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Hercules

The new Socialist Utopia won't have any infrastructure.

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MontyPython

The new Socialist Utopia won't have any infrastructure.

 

Or doctors...or engineers...or scientists...

 

I'm glad I'm old, and probably won't still be around by then. But I sure do feel sorry for my grandchildren.

 

:(

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BerkeleyUnderground

This was probably 30 or 40 years ago when Harvard decided that it needed to invest in its science curriculum so that it wouldn't loose talented science students to other schools like MIT.

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satellite66

The new Socialist Utopia won't have any infrastructure.

Makes you wonder where they will live since they won't have any carpenters, plumbers or electricians either.

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Bubbajoebob

Lefty Colleges Cut Math and Physics to ‘Revitalize Academics’

While universities opting to ax STEM-related programs are unwilling to cite financial concerns, it is clear that money does play a role. It’s a known fact that UA is struggling financially, and Goucher College has not denied that it is cutting programs in order to cut costs even though it has clearly denied being in financial trouble.

 

Might help in the short-term. But if the university depends at all on alumni donations, the'd better keep some majors open that could lead to well-paying jobs. Unemployed womens-studies graduates probably don't donate much to their alma matter.

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BerkeleyUnderground

I think this is just to get the student loan money from people who probably aren't college material to begin with.

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Rock N' Roll Right Winger

They're just modifying their menu to provide what the customer wants. Math and physics don't sell well to young progressives. They'll likely be focusing on gender studies and communist economics to attract today's activists.

Your first sentence says it all with "menu" and "what the customer wants".

 

With their degrees all that the grads will receive are jobs at Micky D's!

 

:lol:

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Diamond369

Boy, are these people stupid.. I hope no one in SC thinks that is a good idea.

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Howsithangin

Or doctors...or engineers...or scientists...

 

I'm glad I'm old, and probably won't still be around by then. But I sure do feel sorry for my grandchildren.

 

:(

I'm there with you.

 

I have had some conversations with my sister about my niece over the past few years. Looks like it's time to turn it up a notch.

 

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All proceeding according to plan folks.

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Howsithangin

The new Socialist Utopia won't have any infrastructure.

Sure they will! It will be paid for by Somebody Else's MoneyTM, and constructed using mass, cheap, labor aka the Pyramids. But it won't last that long.

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Ticked@TinselTown

Heaven forbid we require bastions of higher learning to aspire and require higher levels of excellence among their professors and their students.

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MontyPython

Heaven forbid we require bastions of higher learning to aspire and require higher levels of excellence among their professors and their students.

 

Hey, let's be fair - It can't be easy to teach upside-down nose-picking or one-legged underwater basket-weaving. Totally useless skills, of course, but nonetheless they both require lots of practice....

 

;)

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DJGoody

Makes you wonder where they will live since they won't have any carpenters, plumbers or electricians either.

 

 

Who will build their Safe Spaces?

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GrumpyOldMan

An M.A. in cultural sustainability, from the people trying their darnedest to undo our culture.

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Doug1943

No maths or physics or engineering majors?

 

Hey, I wouldn't worry about it. we'll turn out graduates in Feminist Anthropology and Deleuzian Deconstruction and of course Ethnic Studies, and the Chinese will produce the scientists and mathematicians and engineers.

 

It's called the international Division of Labor. (Might be a good idea to get the grandchildren learning Mandarin.)

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