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New Art Exhibit Reflects Loss From Recent Academic Cuts At WVU, This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, West Virginia University (WVU) earlier this month affirmed its decision to cut 28 majors and more than 140 faculty positions. A new art exhibition titled “Deep Cuts” by university faculty, students and alumni reflects this loss.

Education Reporter Chris Schulz sat down with WVU professor and owner of Morgantown art gallery Galactic Panther, Eli Pollard to discuss the exhibit and the impacts of the university’s cuts.

Also, in this show, for people with mental health challenges, life can be complex. Add the trauma of incarceration, and they’re caught up in a system that’s not designed for treatment. Despite that, many people with mental illnesses are behind bars. Sometimes without support or medication.

On the latest episode of Us & Them, host Trey Kay hears the experiences of people who say the suicide watch cells and paper clothing designed to protect them while in jail, were instead humiliating. We listen to an excerpt from the episode.

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