Thursday, June 19, 2008

University Delays Audiology Shutdown

The University of Tennessee is putting off a decision on whether to cut its Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology until October. Parents and program supporters came out Friday to rally in support of the department. US News and World Report ranks the program among the 25 in the country. Another program in the state, at Nashville's Vanderbilt University, is number one. The University of Tennessee says that even if the department closes, the Hearing and Speech Center will remain in operation. It serves some 2500 people.