Catholic university students launch protests after school axes majors like math, English, religious studies

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Students at a Catholic liberal arts university in northern Virginia say their concerns were brushed aside by officials who eliminated numerous majors at the school, ranging from religious studies to math.

The cuts by Marymount University, outside of Washington, D.C., have led to protests from outraged students who say the decision has rocked the school’s foundation as a Catholic institution that focuses on humanities.

Many fear that the fallout from the curriculum change will drive away potential students.

“The overall atmosphere of the Marymount community right now is just kind of dead, and it’s very tense,” sophomore politics major Ethan Reed told Fox News Digital. “It is just so clear that in every class I’m in, there’s a huge elephant in the room.”

Marymount’s board of trustees drove the final nail in the coffin for nine majors and one graduate program on Feb. 24, when it unanimously voted …

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