The academic council voted to close ECOP. I don’t have details yet, and more editorializing will follow. A quick note, though, that the already student-free process further spat at the notion of student input. Yesterday, the Student Senate passed a resolution:
“[The Senate] votes unanimously to pass…a resolution regarding the dissolution of the Department of Economics and Policy Studies.
Senior Jeff Lakusta, chairman of the Committee on University Affairs, said it was important to note that this resolution was not intended to offer the Student Senate’s view of the dissolution of the department. Rather, the resolution calls for the decision- set for Thursday- to be delayed, and for the student body to have a more active voice in the process.”
Of course, delay would bring light to a situation best kept quiet. One word to leave you with this evening: shameful.