State Capitol Report: Suspended Programs At UW-Superior

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Erlanson Hall on UW-Superior campus
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The State Capitol Report continues when WPR’s Superior-based reporter Danielle Kaeding brings us up to speed on new program cuts at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

9 majors, 15 minors and one graduate program will be suspended due in part to low enrollment, according to a university official. Affected majors include sociology, theater, journalism and political science. Some faculty members said they were blindsided by the announcement and upset that they weren’t consulted.

More than a dozen academic programs were suspended at UWS in 2014 to help address a $4.5 million budget shortfall. Since then, the university’s budget has been reduced to $2.5 million.

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Danielle Kaeding Guest