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University Committee Statement on the New Badger Partnership

Statement from the University Committee 18 February 2011 The University Committee supports greater flexibility for the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In the face of the current economic uncertainty, we understand that cutbacks in funding from the state are inevitable. In order…

Classes on Friday

It appears that tomorrow may well be the biggest day yet at the Capitol in the current wave of activity, with the consequence that there is likely to be yet less activity on campus than there was today. As we…

New Badger Partnership Update

With Governor Scott Walker set to announce his 2011-2013 state budget next Tuesday (February 22), information has been leaking out about his proposals for UW-Madison. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting that Chancellor Martin met with Department of Administration Secretary…

Joint Finance Committee Testimony

The Joint Finance Committee is meeting today to hear public testimony on Governor Scott Walker’s budget repair bill (Special Session Senate Bill 11). Judith Burstyn, chair of the Board of Directors of PROFS is offering the following testimony: My name…

Message to the Faculty

Colleagues, You have read the news. We as faculty and as a university community are under attack on matters such as: After years of no raises and furloughs, through the governor’s proposed budget repair bill we now face an instant…

What Others Are Saying About Walker’s Plan

Several national news sources have weighed in on Governor Scott Walker’s plan to radically change the way the state treats its workers. Follow the links below for more information: The Chronicle of Higher Education Inside Higher Education The New York…

State Budget 101 Today

State Budget 101 will be held today, Thursday, February 10 at 4 pm in the Wisconsin Idea Room in the Education Building. The forum is open to the public, and refreshments will be served. The roundtable will feature several experts…

Budget Update

Governor Scott Walker announced last week that he will deliver his State of the State address on Tuesday, February 1. While Walker’s speech will probably not give a full set of specifics, it should offer some clues to the budget…

Don’t Forget the Federal Level

With all the talk about how the university could be affected by actions at the State Capitol, it’s easy to forget how important the federal government is to UW-Madison. The reality is that Bucky gets nearly twice as much money…