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LETTERS: Don't cut music therapy at UND

Capricious. Targeted. Ill-informed. These are the words that come to mind to describe the recent decision of the UND administration to suspend the university's music therapy program.

Capricious. Targeted. Ill-informed. These are the words that come to mind to describe the recent decision of the UND administration to suspend the university's music therapy program.

The complete disregard for pragmatic program evaluation is insulting to current and former students, alumni, faculty and staff. To so abruptly cut this growing, robust and quality program is reckless. I can think of some better budget items to cut.

The UND music therapy program creates skilled professionals to venture into this fast-growing sector of health services.

Doctors are prescribing music therapy in all kinds of cases, and special-needs individuals' responses to music therapy are incredible to witness.

North Dakota desperately needs diversity, and the students enrolled in this program provide such. But then, this type of administrative malfeasance at UND is what I've come to expect after my five year tenure at the U.

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Justin Wright

Rockford, Ill.

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