LMU students balk at major changes

A decision by Lincoln Memorial University to discontinue its music major, along with four other majors, is now getting blowback from students who do not want to see it go away. Jessie Lear, a student at Lincoln Memorial University, posted a petition on the website Change.org to “consider the vote to shut down the music major at LMU.” “This a devastating blow to many, including myself,” Lear said in a Facebook post. “I am a pre-vet student, yes, but the music program has provided me with the unlimited support, stress relief, and encouragement through my challenging curriculum.” LMU made the announcement Wednesday that it would be discontinuing the music major,… Read More

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Northeast Braces for Next Storm as Thousands Still Without Power

As a powerful winter storm took aim at the Northeast, city and state agencies scrambled to minimize the damage from the second nor’easter in less than a week. New York’s Lower Hudson Valley was poised to bear the brunt of the latest snowstorm, even as thousands remained without power after a storm Friday knocked down trees and power lines and uprooted families across the region. By midday Tuesday, four days after many lost power, roughly 78,000 New York residents were still in the dark, along with more than 37,000 New Jersey homes and business. The National Weather Service predicted up to 15 inches of snow for the Lower Hudson Valley… Read More

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