UVA Arts & Sciences Dean Responds to Rumors of CutsPosted: Updated:
A University of Virginia dean is squashing rumors of cuts to the classics programs.
In an email to professors, Arts and Sciences Dean Meredith Woo writes, "I am unaware of any suggestion from the board of visitors or any credible source that any of our departments or programs should be reduced or eliminated."
Woo dismisses a Washington Post article that mentioned Sullivan "lacked the mettle to trim or shut down" programs like classics and German.
In her email, Dean Woo says the university's classics program is financially sustainable and a magnet for major research and teaching grants.