Warren Wilson College ends business program
- North Carolina's Warren Wilson College is shutting down its business department at the end of the current semester due to financial concerns and a "philosophical" decision.
- The private non-profit college announced the change Tuesday, around a week after it cut a business law course midway through the semester, prompting the course's professor to resign on the spot.
- Students who have already declared a business major will be able to take the required courses to complete it, but no more business majors will be accepted after the semester ends—though some students plan to challenge the decision.
Vice President for Academic Affairs Paula Garrett says the numerical and philosophical decision to cut the program stemmed from her concern that it needed to become something closer to what other small liberal arts colleges offer. Students in the canceled business law course will still receive credit, though no details have been given on how final grades will be decided and the school won't be issuing tuition refunds for the shorter course.
- Asheville Citizen-Times Warren Wilson to close business department
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