Category: UW

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…

State Journal Support of Badger Partnership

The Wisconsin State Journal offered strong support of the Badger Partnership in an editorial yesterday. The paper notes that UW-Madison draws more than $1 billion in research funding per year, adding high-paying jobs to the local economy. University Research Park…

Finkelmeyer Interview with Terry Hartle of ACE

Todd Finkelmeyer, higher education reporter at The Capital Times, published a very nice interview with Terry Hartle, a senior vice president at ACE, the American Council on Education. Hartle, who works with all sectors of higher education to provide a…

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…