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University of Nevada, Reno retracts proposal to close School of Social Work

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Late Tuesday, March 8, following consultation with administration officials at UNLV, which announced Tuesday it would be closing its social work program, the University of Nevada, Reno retracted its proposal to close its School of Social Work.

On Monday, $26 million in programs proposed for closure, reduction or reorganization at the University of Nevada were notified, including the School of Social Work. After UNLV’s announcement Tuesday and after consultation with UNLV administration officials, University of Nevada, Reno Provost Marc Johnson met personally with many of the School of Social Work’s faculty, staff and students to deliver the news that closure of the program is no longer part of the current proposal.

“This action to continue the University of Nevada, Reno’s School of Social Work reflects our commitment in ensuring that Nevada students have an opportunity to obtain a social work degree,” Johnson said. “We recognize that it is important to the health of our state and to students in Nevada that at least one such program is offered among the Nevada System of Higher Education’s four-year institutions.”

To find out more about curricular review and the academic planning process, please visit: www.unr.edu/curricular-review-2011.

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