UW-Superior cuts grad programs as deficit looms

File photo. (MGN)
File photo. (MGN)

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) – The University of Wisconsin-Superior is cutting nearly half of its graduate programs as it deals with a looming deficit.

Chancellor Renee Wachter says 11 of 25 graduate programs will be suspended, meaning the programs won’t admit any more students, but those currently enrolled will graduate. The programs include masters’ degrees in art history, communication, library media and reading.

Wachter says the university has to make up $4.5 million with either budget cuts or additional revenue in the next five years.

All 26 grounds and custodian workers have been notified that could possibly be laid off as the university studies outsourcing some areas, including management of the campus bookstore.

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