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Nass Named Chair of Colleges & Universities Committee

As expected, Representative Stephen Nass (R-La Grange) was named chair of the Assembly Colleges and Universities Committee last week. Nass chaired the committee in 2007 and 2008, and has long been regarded as a vocal critic of UW-Madison. Todd Finkelmeyer…

Chancellor Martin on the Badger Partnership

Chancellor Biddy Martin recently met with Neil Heinen, Editorial Director at WISC-TV and Madison Magazine, to discuss the Badger Partnership. The extensive interview outlines the proposal to ask the state for greater flexibility with regard to four key areas —…

Flexibility for the University in the News

UW-Madison and the Badger Partnership continue to play a prominent role in the media. On Friday, Chancellor Martin received public support for increased flexibility from one of her predecessors, former UW-Madison chancellor Donna Shalala. Shalala, president of University of Miami,…

Badger Partnership Forums

Chancellor Biddy Martin hosted the first of three campus forums about the proposed Badger Partnership yesterday. Two forums remain — one at noon on Tuesday, October 19 in the Plenary Room in Grainger Hall, 975 University Avenue and the other…

Alumni for Wisconsin Advocacy Event

UW-Madison alumni have long been advocates for the university, and each year the Wisconsin Alumni Association hosts a fall meeting to provide alumni and friends with a legislative update. This year’s meeting will be held on Saturday, October 16, and…

Flexibility Main Topic of Forum

More than 60 faculty, staff and students attended yesterday’s forum on the funding of public higher education. PROFS was pleased to welcome Chancellor Biddy Martin, Regent President Chuck Pruitt, and business leader Kathi Seifert and encouraged them to share their…

Funding Higher Education Forum

How states, Wisconsin in particular, fund their institutions of higher learning will be the topic of a public forum next week. Chancellor Biddy Martin will be joined by Regent President Charles Pruitt and business leader Kathi Seifert. Pruitt, a member…

The Capital Times: Chancellor Martin at 2 Years

Last week, Paul Fanlund of The Capital Times offered an in-depth analysis of Chancellor Biddy Martin’s first two years at UW-Madison. Fanlund found Martin to be an optimistic and enthusiastic leader who remains exceedingly careful and disciplined. Her approach to…

System Report: UW Compensation Must Improve

An article written by Ryan Foley of the Associated Press yesterday revealed details from a report mentioned in yesterday’s post. According to the report, salaries for UW System faculty and academic staff have fallen far below their peers and must…

Join PROFS and WAA at the Capitol

Wednesday, May 5 is UW System’s seventh annual Posters in the Rotunda event, and PROFS and the Wisconsin Alumni Association will join students in legislative visits. Appointments will be scheduled for both the morning and afternoon, and we encourage all…