Monthly Archives: November 2010

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…

Journal Sentinel: Greater Flexibility for UW System

Today’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel offers a strong editorial in support of greater flexibility for UW System. The paper notes that while state support for the system has increased slightly when measured in real dollars, it has fallen markedly when measured…

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 —…

Cuts to the UW System Budget?

Potential budget reductions are a hot topic on campus, and many expect Governor-elect Scott Walker to cut the University of Wisconsin System budget. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel fact-checking arm, PolitiFact Wisconsin, has found that while Walker used an ominous tone…

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,…

Changes in the Legislature

While the entire country experienced the overwhelming mood for change after last Tuesday’s elections, Wisconsin was the only state in the nation to turn over the governor’s office, a United States Senate seat, and both houses of the Legislature. The…