Saddened by UT's Actions

RECEIVED Thu., Feb. 4, 2010

Dear Editor,
    I am deeply saddened by not only the loss of Informal Classes but also the University of Texas' disregard for one of its roles, namely providing benefit to the community [“'A' Is for Axed: UT Chops Cactus, Cuts Classes,” News, Feb. 5; “Off the Record,” Music, Feb. 5]. I have attended many Informal Classes over the years (as a UT student and an alumnus). As a result, I have enjoyed an enhancement of my interests as well as my professional skills. What a great program and benefit to the community Informal Classes is! UT has apparently lost sight of this fact, and that is more than unfortunate. I will always bleed orange, but some of my regard has certainly been diminished now. I must say, if part of UT's mission is "cultivating enduring regard for the University of Texas," they have failed miserably in their mission with this decision.
David Leviton
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