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Bring Back Professor Wagner and Save I-Dev

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The SFS is at it again. This week they have replaced the most beloved SFS Professor from the directorship of the International Development certificate program that she fought for and founded with students. Professor Wagner made the program what it is today and pushed it towards success. This decision is clearly political (see the Hoya article from earlier in the semester). The I-Dev certificate is the most popular program in the SFS for a reason: Professor Wagner. The administration should have solicited student opinion before making any changes to the program.

The administration has watered down the requirements, slashed funding, refused to hire a full-time staffer and replaced Professor Wagner as Director.

Furthermore, the intent is to eliminate the undergraduate certificate in order to focus on the development of a graduate program that can eventually be brought down to the undergraduate level. Rather than inform students, the administration has slowly started to kill the program while trying to keep us unaware.

This is the most popular certificate program in the school! We insist that the University listen to our input. Reinstate Professor Wagner as Director of the International Development Certificate, and stop the assault on this wonderful program. Provide the International Development certificate with the staff and resources necessary to succeed. Students demanded the program in the first place. We now demand that you don't destroy it.


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