Author: Michelle Felber

April Legislative Update

This legislative update was shared with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Faculty Senate yesterday. The senate meets the first Monday of every month at 3:30 pm during the academic year, October through May, except in January. Guests are welcome to observe the livestreamed meetings and can find the link here.

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PROFS Statement in Opposition to AB 195, Legislation That Limits Participation of Transgender Athletes in Collegiate Sports

Yesterday PROFS registered against Assembly Bill 195, legislation that prohibits the participation of transgender women in intercollegiate and intramural sports at Wisconsin’s public universities and technical colleges. Our statement is below:

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March Board of Regents Meeting

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will meet Thursday morning, March 4. Registration to watch the meeting via Webex is here.

This half-day meeting does not include any committee work. Instead, Regents will meet in full session and then move into closed session.

Items during open session include the introduction of new Regent John Miller, updates from Board of Regents President Andrew Petersen and UW System President Tommy Thompson, a panel discussion on how to better connect students with career opportunities, and a discussion on UW System’s 2021 federal priorities (below).

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March Legislative Update

This legislative update was shared with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Faculty Senate yesterday. The senate meets the first Monday of every month at 3:30 pm during the academic year, October through May, except in January. Guests are welcome to observe the livestreamed…

PROFS President Michael Bernard-Donals’ Statement on Campus Free Speech

Yesterday, PROFS President Michael Bernard-Donals was invited to speak on behalf of PROFS about campus free speech at an informational hearing of the Senate Committee on Universities and Technical Colleges. His remarks are below.

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Governor Evers’ Proposed Capital Budget Includes Several UW-Madison Projects

Earlier this week, Governor Tony Evers announced his nearly $2.4 billion 2021-23 capital budget proposal. His plan includes about $1 billion for UW System, including four major projects at UW-Madison:

  • A new College of Letters and Science building to replace the aging Mosse Humanities Building, $88 million
  • The first phase of a new College of Engineering building to replace the 82-year-old Computer Aided Engineering Center, $150 million
  • Restoration of the 140-year-old Music Hall on Bascom Hill, $26 million
  • Underground utility work on the Engineering campus, an area prone to damaging floods, $73 million

WKOW-TV has more on the UW-Madison portion of the capital budget proposal:

February Legislative Update

This legislative update will be shared with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Faculty Senate today. The senate meets the first Monday of every month at 3:30 pm during the academic year, October through May, except in January. Guests are welcome to observe the livestreamed meetings and can find the meeting link here.

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