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UWS Students Hold Sit-In Over Program Suspensions

Baihly Warfield
November 06, 2017 06:55 PM

UWS students continued to protest what they say is a lack of transparency in the administration's decision to suspend 25 academic programs.

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Monday, that meant a morning sit-in outside the chancellor's office and an afternoon sit-in and letter writing campaign in the Yellowjacket Union. 

"I feel very confident that this movement will help get them to realize this decision was wrong, how they went about it was wrong," Carsen Wetzel said. "They should have at least communicated more with the faculty, with the students, instead of making this decision behind closed doors."

Wetzel is studying art therapy, and she described hearing the news as "like I just had a bunch of rocks shoved down my throat." The art therapy graduate program was suspended. 

"I came to UW-Superior for the sole purpose that it's the only public university in the entire United States that offers both an undergrad and a graduate program in art therapy," she said. "This was my only affordable option to obtain my dream. Anywhere else are really expensive private institutions, which I do not have the financial means to go to."

Vice President of Enrollment Brenda Harms said Friday that they felt there are some decisions administration should shoulder on their own. She said they do not intend to reverse the decision. 


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