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KXLY: WSU To Cut Theater, Dance

Item: WSU to cut departments of theater, dance/Andy Jones, WSU Evergreen

More Info: All the students in the Department of Theatre and Dance received notice of an emergency 1 p.m. meeting on Thursday at Wadleigh Theatre. Knowing that the university’s budget was expected to be announced today, the students braced for possible cuts of various positions within the department. Theatre instructor Ray Pritchard’s first words struck like a death blow. “The College of Liberal Arts has completely cut the theatre and dance (department),” he said. The department is not going down quietly.

Question: How important are theater and dance to a college curriculum?

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D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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