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Letter to the Editor - Northern should focus on academics, not football

 

January 5, 2018



Editor,

The university in our town does not have a full-time professor of physics, philosophy, foreign language, women’s studies, comparative religion or music. Less than 40 percent of the budget of Montana State University-Northern is spent on instruction, and more than half of the full-time employees of the university do not teach a single class.

For this coming semester, there are over 70 closed classes and lab sections. So what is the response of the university’s leadership to this crisis? Build a football stadium. Football, we are told, will stem the declining enrollment and send...



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