At some point in the next few months freshman business students at Clarion University of Pennsylvania will study the law of supply and demand. Unfortunately for some staff and faculty, theory will become stark reality as the university's workforce plan is implemented ("Clarion U. to Dissolve College of Education," Aug. 16).
I graduated from the school of communications but spent most of my time in the fine arts building as a member of the marching and symphonic bands. While it saddens me to hear that faculty in the music department will be eliminated, it was clear during a recent campus visit that attendance, funding and staffing in the department were down, most likely having declined in that order.
Though it is bitterly ironic that an institution known as Clarion State Teachers College until 1960 announced that it will eliminate its college of education, I applaud President Karen Whitney's courage and that of her administration for recognizing that the university is a business that must adapt to the shifting demands of its marketplace.
Carry on, for Clarion!