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Do Colleges Need French Departments?

There's a relevant "room for debate" about ongoing cultural change in the NYTimes today, provoked by the decision of The State University of New York at Albany to get rid of degree programs in French, Italian, classics, Russian and theater. Many strong echoes here of our class discussion about the degree to which--and how--colleges might alter their structure, to reflect the changing cultures in which they are embedded.

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