Community Still Fighting to Keep UW-Richland Campus

The argument from Richland Center residents that their community needs a college campus continues. Dozens of people, including a few students at UW-Richland pressed lawmakers yesterday to keep the campus open. The university’s president announced in November that the campus would close, in part because there are just 60 students on campus. Community members said the decision is unfair. State Senator Howard Marklein says he wants to keep the campus open, but says the university’s president didn’t ask for his input. The Richland campus is set to close at the end of the spring semester.