The Liberal Arts Confront Fiscal Reality at Edinboro U.

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Edinboro U.

Cooper Science Hall at Edinboro U. reopened last fall after a long renovation. Now science faculty may be cut.

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Edinboro U.

Cooper Science Hall at Edinboro U. reopened last fall after a long renovation. Now science faculty may be cut.

Last fall Brittney Oleniacz was at the ribbon-cutting to celebrate the reopening of Cooper Hall, at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, after a four-year, $32-million renovation.

Ms. Oleniacz, now a fifth-year senior pursuing a dual degree in environmental biology and geology, says she was thrilled about the improved science facilities in the building where she spends most of her time on campus.

But this month, Ms. Oleniacz was standing outside Cooper passing out signs and