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When: Thu., Sept. 21, 6 p.m. 2017
The new school year is already well underway at the University of Montana. This year, along with the normal routine of classes and sports, Missoula at large is watching alongside the campus community as big changes approach. With four finalists for the university's presidency currently being interviewed, faculty cuts on the horizon and the challenges of balancing student needs with financial realities, a coalition of UM faculty and students are gearing up to host a public forum on the university's future.

“We've looked over [the presidential candidates] and don't think any of them are qualified or acceptable for the office of president,” says organizer and philosophy student Rena Thiel. “Especially give the state of our university currently.”

The larger goal of the meeting is to hold the university administration, the Board of Regents and the state legislature accountable for the way budgets cuts are allocated at the state level and university levels. In addition to Thiel, the panel will include professor of modern genetics Douglis Coffin, UM alumnus and activist Louis Schneller, and religious studies student Nate Balano.

—Charley Macorn

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