Correction: UW-Stevens Point-Majors Reshuffled story
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — In a story April 10 about the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point dropping plans to eliminate majors, The Associated Press, relying on incorrect information from the university, reported erroneously the time span in which 89 employees had left the school. They left over the last four years, not the last two.
A corrected version of the story is below:
UW-Stevens Points scraps plans to drop 6 majors
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point officials have dropped plans to drop six liberal arts majors to help cope with a project budget deficit
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point officials have dropped plans to drop six liberal arts majors to help cope with a project budget deficit.
University officials said Wednesday they will retain majors in French, German, history, geography, geoscience and two art concentrations.
The school announced last year it planned to eliminate 13 programs and lay off staff to help solve a projected $4.5 million budget deficit over two years. The proposal generated intense criticism. In November administrators scaled the number of majors set for elimination back to six, citing resignations and retirements but faculty and students still called for regents to fire them.
School officials said Wednesday that additional resignations and retirements have enabled them to save the remaining programs. University spokeswoman Nick Schultz says a total of 89 staffers have left the school over the last four years.