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By Issac Scott Evergreen’s future is in real trouble as state budget cuts decimate programs we hold dear. Perhaps the most vivid example is the impending closure of the Evergreen Gallery, located in the library. It’s been there since 1971, quietly showing off world-renowned artists and the college’s awesome permanent collection, which includes pieces by Andy Warhol and Diane Arbus. Next year, it will likely be gone, with the fate of the permanent collection seemingly tenuous as well. Evergreen’s reputation is largely based on the strength of its extra-curricular programs, giving students opportunities to work on professional-scale projects in a town where such opportunities are often hard to come by. Spaces like the Evergreen Gallery, Photoland, and Media Loan consistently make it feel worthwhile to be a student here. But there’s no reason to think that closing any number of beloved college resources will be enough to preven...