UWS Students Protest Program Suspensions

Students Rally Outside Old Main Building to Make Their Voices Heard

SUPERIOR, Wis. – University of Wisconsin-Superior students are protesting the university’s recent decision to suspend twenty-five academic programs.

They held a rally on Tuesday night hoping to get school leaders to change their mind and talk to students before deciding which programs to suspend.

The students were chanting and holding up signs, making their voices heard to the administration.

Chancellor Renee Wachter has said the programs were suspended because of low enrollment and so first-generation students have less options confusing them as they try to pick a major and minor.

She added today that the programs are suspended, and not cut, for a reason.

“One of the reasons, if you think about why is it a suspension rather than an outright elimination, is that it does provide that five year window to have those conversations with the faculty and the faculty among themselves about what do they envision the future of that program to be,” said Chancellor Wachter.

The rallying students say they will keep protesting until the university suspends their decision.