African Studies at Fort Valley State University Falls to the Budget Axe

The African World Studies Institute at Fort Valley State University in Georgia will be abolished under a budget cutting proposal formulated by new university president Larry E. Rivers. There were five employees at the institute whose jobs will be eliminated.

President Rivers said that at least for the time being courses will still be offered for students in the field of African studies. A decision will be made in the near future as to whether to eliminate the entire African studies program after current students have completed their degrees. For now, courses in African studies will be held under the auspices of other academic departments at the university.