- Associated Press - Friday, May 6, 2016

POWELL, Wyo. (AP) - Northwest College in Powell is considering cutting three of its programs and six positions due to costs.

The Powell Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1rxGWLl ) that Northwest College President Stefani Hicswa is recommending eliminating the college’s journalism program, the television and radio broadcast program and the equine farrier business program.

Hicswa also recommends the approval of 17 applications for early retirement.

Hicswa said the three programs are a loss in terms of revenue, majors and job prospects for students. She said if the programs are cut, the college’s spending would drop by $2.6 million for the 2016-17 budget year.

Journalism professors at the college said they worried the recommendation was affected by critical articles recently published in the student newspaper, but Hicswa denies those allegations.

The Board of Trustees meets next Monday.

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This story has been corrected to show that the board meeting is next Monday.

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Information from: Powell (Wyo.) Tribune, http://www.powelltribune.com

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