Fri., May 1, 2009
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?