UW closures and layoffs, Unwritten rules of cellphone use

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UW System President Jay Rothman speaks Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022 during the UW System Board of Regents meeting at UW-Green Bay. Angela Major/WPR

A WPR reporter takes us through the UW System’s decisions to layoff employees and close some satellite campuses. Then, we talk to a tech reporter about proper etiquette when using your smartphone.

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  • What's behind UW System's closures and layoffs?

    Starting next year, there will be no more classes at UW Milwaukee-Washington County and UW Oshkosh-Fond du Lac. The news comes amid the layoffs of 20 percent of employees at UW Oshkosh’s main campus and Republicans in the state house blocking pay raises across all UW campuses. A reporter explains.

  • Modern phone etiquette 101

    As society and technology evolve, so do the social norms around how we communicate with each other. A tech reporter helps us brush up on the unwritten rules of calling, texting, and video chatting in the age of smartphones.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Richelle Wilson Producer
  • Rich Kremer Guest
  • Heather Kelly Guest

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