The MLA Condemns Cuts at West Virginia University

The MLA’s recent advocacy in support of language and other humanities programs at West Virginia University has received coverage from Inside Higher Ed, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and Yahoo News, among numerous other outlets. In a letter to West Virginia University president Gordon Gee featured in the Washington Post, the MLA’s executive director Paula M. Krebs condemned the university’s proposed elimination of the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, writing that “A full liberal arts education includes providing students with the tools that enable them to interact both with their neighbors in West Virginia and with the rest of the world. Science, technology, and business courses and majors are not enough for WVU to offer if it wants to produce fully informed and thinking citizens for West Virginia.” 

To learn more about the cuts to humanities programs at West Virginia University and the MLA’s advocacy initiatives, you can listen to Krebs on Here & Now and read her interview in Axios.