State of Wisconsin

UW Regents approve budget requests for new construction projects, increased operating funds

Regents say funds will help UW system catch up after years of budget cuts by state lawmakers

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UW System student lobbyists must be recognized, used by student body

Statewide issues too large to be tackled by individual student governments, system-wide body must see use

State of Wisconsin

UW System to assess, adjust employee compensation in $900,000 study

Completion of the two-year-long study is on track for projected March 2019 date

Herald

UW system students, staff protest proposed budget, elimination of humanities majors

Student activists warn regents, legislators they will be voted out if pushback is not considered

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Lack of scheduled vote for bill strengthening UW research indicates misplaced priorities in Statehouse

Though payoff might not be as immediate, investments in education should receive just as much of priority as industry

State of Wisconsin

Merging UW System campuses to be renamed by early July

Though many details on merger remain unknown, name changes to campuses, shifts in employment will be seen in coming months

State of Wisconsin

Unexpected budget cuts at UW Stevens Point prompt lawmakers to propose Blue Ribbon Commission

Nineteen-person commission would examine issues across UW System

UW-Madison Campus

UW Faculty Senate calls on UW System President to reaffirm commitment to shared governance

Blank also discussed Bucky's Tuition Promise, which she hopes will mean more diverse, higher quality freshman class

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Private math-education grants beneficial, but indicate flawed, failing U.S. educational system

UW System's Math Initiative program compensates for faults of high school cirriculum, masks actual problem

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UW professors’ pay raise long overdue

Professors deserve more than one pay raise per decade, respect from both students and politicians