Monthly Archives: June 2010

Cieslewicz: Stop Attacking UW

Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz recently blogged about the importance of UW-Madison to the entire state. Prompted by the attacks on the city by State Representative Steve Nass (R-Whitewater), the mayor questioned why it seems to be good politics for some…

The Widening Education Gap

If you haven’t seen it (or all of it), much has been written over the past several days about the widening gap between workers with degrees and the jobs that require those degrees. On Monday, Georgetown University released a report…

Board of Regents Update

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents had a very full agenda when they met in Milwaukee last Thursday and Friday. On Thursday, the Regents approved a 5.5 percent tuition increase for all 4-year campuses, while tuition remains frozen…

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…

Regent Michael Spector

For the past year, Regent Michael Spector has served as Vice President of UW System’s Board of Regents. He was appointed to the board in 2005 and also serves as chair of the Personnel Matters Review and co-chair of the…