UW officials address sweeping changes affecting Wisconsin campuses, say layoffs avoided at Stevens Point

Margaret Cannon:

A proposal at UW-Stevens Point to cut majors in the humanities as part of a restructuring that could also lead to faculty layoffs grabbed national headlines.

But Cross said Wednesday that Stevens Point had pared back the restructuring and was able to avoid laying off tenured faculty.

“Never in the history of the United States, have we needed the humanities more than we do today,” Cross said.