PLU cuts programs

Norwegian major to be eliminated in 2022–2023 academic year


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Tacoma’s Pacific Lutheran University was founded by Norwegian immigrants.

The News Tribune

Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) in Tacoma, Wash., will cut 36 full-time positions to stabilize its budget after a months-long review by faculty of potential reductions.

The cuts will eliminate majors in German and Nordic Studies, minors in Classical Studies, German and Norwegian, and the Master of Science in Finance degree, according to a news release shared with The News Tribune newspaper, based in Tacoma.

“Our campus continues to embrace our commitment to be an inclusive, rigorous, and innovative university in the Lutheran tradition,” PLU president Allan Belton said in a statement. “PLU has always been accountable to the needs of our students and the vision of our faculty. While difficult, this work is an essential step in our strategic plan, and will allow PLU to remain true to its mission.”

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This article originally appeared in the April 23, 2021, issue of The Norwegian American.

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