News of Scuttled Programs Shocks Many at Emory

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Kendrick Brinson for The Chronicle

Many on the suburban Atlanta campus say they felt blind-sided by the announcement Friday afternoon that the university would shut down three departments and its journalism program. A dean says it was generally known that a reorganization was coming.

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Kendrick Brinson for The Chronicle

Many on the suburban Atlanta campus say they felt blind-sided by the announcement Friday afternoon that the university would shut down three departments and its journalism program. A dean says it was generally known that a reorganization was coming.

Shock, distress, and a sense of loss roiled the campus of Emory University on Monday after the announcement late last week that the Atlanta institution was shutting three departments and one program, and suspending graduate admissions to three other programs.

"It's sickening," said Maria Arbatskaya, an associate professor of economics and director of graduate studies. "It's like we've been shut down without us knowing."

News of the changes, which came Friday afternoon in a