University of Maine drops PR minor

Budget cuts have forced the University of Maine to phase out its programs in public affairs and advertising, which are concentrations within the journalism major. “The public relations minor is being suspended, [department Chairman Paul] Grosswiler said, because full- and part-time faculty positions aren’t being filled. There weren’t enough faculty to teach the minor’s gateway course, Public Relations, which all students in the minor have to take,” reported Bangor Daily News…

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