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Wisconsin-Superior Will End 9 Majors

November 1, 2017

The University of Wisconsin Superior on Tuesday announced that it will no longer let students start nine academic majors, 15 minors and one graduate program, ABC Eyewitness News reported. The majors include such fields as chemistry, political science and sociology. University officials said that relatively few students are in the majors being eliminated (and that those in them will be allowed to finish their programs). Further, the university says the cuts will not lead to layoffs. Officials said they need to focus on areas attracting more students. But faculty leaders said they weren't involved in the decision making and that the cuts will lead to a gradual erosion of the breadth of education available to all students, not just those who major in these fields.

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Scott Jaschik

Scott Jaschik, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Doug Lederman, he leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Scott is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and publishing articles on colleges in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been a judge or screener for the National Magazine Awards, the Online Journalism Awards, the Folio Editorial Excellence Awards, and the Education Writers Association Awards. Scott served as a mentor in the community college fellowship program of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, of Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Scott grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell University in 1985. He lives in Washington.

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