Monthly Archives: February 2011

PROFS Response to The New York Times

Judith Burstyn, Chair of the PROFS Board of Directors, and Joe Salmons, President of the PROFS Steering Committee sent the following letter to The New York Times: Thank you for your excellent and continuing coverage of the Wisconsin state budget…

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…

Classes on Thursday

Dear Colleagues, We are deeply concerned about the future of our university and the welfare of our students. The governor’s budget repair bill threatens both. As you know, it is likely that classes will be disrupted on Thursday. We recognize…

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…

And what about those furloughs?

Among the many questions we’ve been getting about last week’s budget announcements were several about furloughs. The language used was ambiguous, as a number of people pointed out — it was unclear whether current levels of furloughs would continue. Here’s…

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…