By Associated Press - Saturday, October 20, 2018

INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) - Simpson College students have staged a protest at the south-central Iowa school over faculty and program cuts announced last week.

Des Moines television station KCCI reports that Simpson College President Jay Simmons announced last week that the college will cut 13 full-time employees, the art department, and French and German majors.

Students packed the Kent Campus Center on Friday to voice their anger over the cuts. Some students read a list of demands, including increased faculty representation at future board of trustees meetings. The trustees and Simmons were at a meeting at the center during the protests and allowed the students to be heard.

Simmons says the cuts were made because of low numbers of students majoring in art, French and German.

Simmons says college leaders plan to hold student forums in the coming weeks.


Information from: KCCI-TV,

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