By Chancellor Bernie Patterson
“The report of my death was an exaggeration.”
I’m reminded of this quote from Mark Twain (New York Journal, 1897) as responses come to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s proposal to discontinue some majors. The recommendations, made March 5, outline a path to stabilize declining enrollment, and address significant fiscal challenges.
I’m gratified by the passion of our students, faculty and alumni, who clearly and rightfully are proud of our academic programs. I am proud, too, both of the programs and those who have or will complete their degrees in them. For four hours Thursday night, we answered student questions, and heard their concerns, one of several forums scheduled.
Reaction has also led to an incorrect narrative. Allow me to clarify a few points of confusion: