The Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing program at Purdue University updates its program closure to spring of 2024. Back in 2021, Purdue started preparing for the termination of the program by announcing a moratorium on admission into the graduate creative writing program. School officials cited that the reason for the moratorium was that the program was exceeding its allotted budget. After that decision, only one poet and one fiction writer for each year were allowed into the program. The decision and looming termination of the program is met with confusion from students and faculty as three MFA students won awards in the poetry category of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Awards earlier this month and one earned a prize for his fiction piece.