05252017Headline:

DCC planning to shut down the Journalism program also

Editorial by Leonard “Lenny” Vasbinder

If you are one of the thousands of people that read the Delgado Dolphin Newspaper or the online articles or Facebook postings, please help keep the program alive. How ironic is it that I am posting a report, potentially about my own demise in the Journalism program at Delgado Community College.

Please read this article http://delgadodolphin.net/2017/05/chancellor-davis-says-tv-production-and-mass-comm-programs-are-not-canceled/ and send emails and make phone calls to the administration people involved in these decisions. Also, please consider joining the caravan of students and affected people when we march on the board meetings in Baton Rouge on May 10 and May 22.

Also, please consider joining the caravan of students and affected people when we march on the board meetings in Baton Rouge on May 10 and May 22. I will post more details about these planned caravans and marches as they develop.

Until they physically shut down the newspaper, I will continue to post information as I learn and confirm it.

While Professor Susan Hague has kept things close to her vest the past couple of days, rumors were coming out that her position was also being eliminated. She has confirmed this morning that “It’s official. I’m gone, too.” Further, “[the] teach-out plan does not include me or Lynn for students who need to complete. Dr. Curphy said this is a done deal and LCTCS approval of [the DCC admin plan] is just a formality,” said Hague.

For those students, staff, and faculty in other departments that think this doesn’t affect you, your department and programs could be next. One reader posted a comment on Facebook “that administration always cuts back everything while never cutting back their own bloated overhead.” This does seem true in the case of these current cutbacks as well. I haven’t heard of any administration cutbacks.

Once again, please read this article http://delgadodolphin.net/2017/05/chancellor-davis-says-tv-production-and-mass-comm-programs-are-not-canceled/ where it now seems that Chancellor Davis was, as one Facebook comment said, “just blowing smoke up our a$$es” to try and quiet us down. Please call and email the administration personnel listed in the article and also call your state representatives, news organizations, and contact the LCTCS at www.lctcs.edu to voice your concerns for these programs and for the future of your own program and job.

 

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