Viable program

The administration of Northern Illinois University is making a mistake in closing their Library and Information Studies Program. It is a viable program with students waiting to get in.

A university should prepare students on how to deal with problems in the real world. When NIU faced a real world problem of budget concerns and American Library Association demands, they chose to have a handful of administrators deal with it behind closed doors. The public, students and the university as a whole were never given the chance to offer any input. Is that anyway to deal with a problem? Why didn’t they first tap into the human resources that are available to see if a solution could be found? Instead they chose to close a high-demand program.

Charles E. Malone

NIU Student-at-Large