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Calvin College cuts programs, eliminates 6 faculty spots

Posted at 7:03 PM, Oct 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-16 19:03:00-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Calvin College announced where they will be making their budget cuts in their prioritization process.

The school will be eliminating five majors: art history, classical languages, Greek, Latin, and theatre. One minor – architecture – has also been cut. With these subjects, five regular faculty positions and one affiliated faculty position were lost.

The prioritization process began in 2012, with the goal of getting the university on a sustainable financial footing by 2017. Since 2011, the academic division has reduced the size of their faculty by 50; from 312 to 262.

The university says that no further reductions will be made in the future, as long as they continue to make progress on their enrollment goals. For the 2015-2016 year, there are 3,990 students enrolled; a decrease of 3 students from 2014-15 and down 44 students from 2013-14.

Calvin College is private Christian liberal arts college that was established in 1876.