I have watched the physical plant at McDaniel transition from the slightly grungy place I attended, to a bright, shiny, sexy campus, which has certainly cost money. The underlying philosophy of McDaniel seems to have changed from that of a humanist perspective to an economic one, which is a damn shame. A liberal arts education provides experiences that serve to make a person whole, thoughtful and open-minded. By cutting these majors, it is assured that what will remain in these fields of study will be, at best, one or two survey courses — certainly not the myriad of diverse options that I enjoyed in my four years at WMC. By limiting the curriculum, McDaniel is not only closing doors, but minds as well.