More Combined Majors

KC Johnson wrote here last about the University of Alabama’s combination of its women’s and African-American studies departments. It seems they’re not alone. In an act of even more radical compression, the University of Nevada-Reno has combined [takes a breath] the holocaust, genocide, and peace studies program, religious studies, ethnic studies, and women’s studies into […]

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Alabama’s New Department

A “Kinsley gaffe” comes when a politician inadvertently reveals a politically inconvenient truth. Perhaps in higher education, we can now speak of an “Alabama gaffe,” named for the University of Alabama, which recently decided to combine (“blend” was the university’s preferred verb) its women’s studies and African-American studies programs, creating a new entity called the […]

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