Stony Brook University students protest planned program cuts

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Stony Brook University students protested Wednesday against planned program cuts. Stony Brook University students protested Wednesday against planned program cuts.
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Stony Brook University students protested Wednesday against planned program cuts.

They're against possible plans to end undergraduate majors in theater arts, cinema and cultural studies and comparative literature. The $1.5 million in cutbacks would also combine some language departments.

Some students say the programs are vital.

"They're the cornerstone of higher learning," one student said.

The college said in a statement: "We are looking at all aspects of the University in an extremely challenging budget environment. That said, no final decisions have been made on any program changes at this time."

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