University of Northern Colorado officials have decided to reinstate the Mexican American studies major following more than a month of protests related to the university's March 25 decision to suspend the major. The decision to suspend the major upset students, who saw it as a cultural insult. The Greeley Tribune reports school officials said the major was suspended because of low enrollment. The Mirror, the student newspaper, quotes a university news release saying:
Faculty, with the strong support of the University administration, are finalizing a two-year plan that includes work to develop new courses, consider program expansion and implement targeted marketing, all with the intent of growing enrollment. Admission to the majors was paused in late March while faculty and administrators worked out the timeline for implementing the enhanced plan.
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