The Chronicle of Higher Education
April 20th, 2015
The University of Wisconsin at Madison will cut 400 positions, merge
or close academic programs, and reduce support programs in response to
anticipated state budget cuts, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
The announcement, from the flagship’s chancellor, Rebecca M. Blank, is
the latest development in a battle over funds between the university
system and the state government.
“I want to emphasize that these changes, as difficult as they are,
cannot and will not stop with this year’s budget,” Ms. Blank wrote on her blog
on Friday. “We will continue a thorough review of university
operations, guided by our new strategic framework, to invest in our
strengths and reduce or eliminate underperforming programs.”