A somewhat scant item from Western News:

A new PhD program in Classics will begin in September.

The Department of Classical Studies has offered a successful MA program since 1952, having last undergone a periodic appraisal by the Ontario Council on Graduate Studies in 2004.

A report arising from that process evaluated the program as “more than meeting the standards of good quality” and urged the department to introduce a PhD program to make fuller use of its strengths.

Since that time, five new faculty members have been hired with specialties that build upon and extend the academic fields of the department. The planned intake for the doctoral program will be three students a year, leading to a steady state enrolment of approximately 12.

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