A minor kerfuffle blew up yesterday in Sackville when the coordinator of Mount Allison University’s Women’s and Gender Studies announced that, due to budget cuts, she had been informed that the university would no longer be offering classes in this program, as of next fall. Cue petitions, angry students, a buzzfeed listicle, etc.
What follows here is a little explainer with respect to the economics of this situation:
Mount Allison is a small school. Enrolment last year was 2,369, which was down … [ Read More ]