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Proposed Emory cuts anger some students, faculty

ATLANTA (AP) - Plans by Emory University to eliminate several academic departments and make cuts to others have angered some students and faculty.

The school announced in September that it would close the educational studies division, the physical education department, the visual arts department and the journalism program. It also plans to suspend admissions to certain graduate programs.

More than 150 students gathered Tuesday in front of Emory's administration building and poured into the hallway outside administrative offices to protest the cuts. University Vice President Gary Hauk addressed students and offered to set up a meeting between four or five students and university President James Wagner.

The changes are set to unfold over several years to allow students who are currently enrolled to complete their courses of study.

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