- Associated Press - Monday, December 5, 2016

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - Eastern Kentucky University regents have voted to suspend French and comparative humanities degrees at the school.

Media reports say EKU faculty and administration had created a list of possible cuts aimed at reducing a multi-million-dollar shortfall.

The final list will save about $614,000. Coupled with cuts to athletics and changes to employee health insurance, Board of Regents Chair Craig Turner says the decision Monday to suspend programs should trim the deficit to about $2 million.

Campus officials say French will be taught at EKU, but students won’t be able to major or minor in it or in French instruction. Current majors will receive their degrees.

Other programs that had been recommended for suspension - including journalism, geography and horticulture - will instead be redesigned to become more “marketable and efficient.”

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