Robert W. Dilks: Cut useless programs

March 28, 2013 

Cut useless programs

Concerning the UNC system being downsized, I agree, “There should be no sacred cows.” But the sacred cows should not be “possibly closing or consolidating one or two UNC system campuses.”

The sacred cows are the useless UNC departments and courses with no future functional or vocational value. It is no wonder why graduates with these majors and courses have trouble finding real jobs.

What happened to the common core courses we all had to take in our first two years? These common core courses provided a firm foundation for future endeavors. Just think, with the current austerity requirements, if these departments were discontinued, the system would save millions of dollars in administrative and staff costs. It makes good “cents.”

Robert W. Dilks

Chapel Hill

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