Monthly Archives: April 2012

Gubernatorial Recall Election

Wisconsin voters will have the opportunity to recall Republican Governor Scott Walker on Tuesday, June 5. A Democratic opponent will be chosen in a primary election on Tuesday, May 8. Four candidates are running on the Democratic ticket — Milwaukee…

UW-Madison State Relations Website

While PROFS is the legislative advocacy arm of the Faculty Senate and represents the interests of the faculty, the university is represented by UW-Madison’s Office of State Relations. Don Nelson, director of the office, recently announced an updated state relations…

The Great Cost Shift

Demos, a non-partisan research and policy organization, has published The Great Cost Shift, a report that shows how state disinvestment in higher education has undermined the stability of the middle class. The study found that cuts to public higher education…

Regents Discuss Budget Priorities and Proposed Flexibilties

The University of Wisconsin-Superior hosted the April meeting of the Board of Regents last Thursday and Friday. Michael Morgan, UW System Senior Vice President for Administration and Fiscal Affairs, discussed UW System’s 2013-15 budget priorities. His PowerPoint presentation is here. Morgan…

UW-Madison Research Expenditures Rank Third in Nation

The University of Wisconsin-Madison continues to rank third in the nation among research institutions, according to statistics from the National Science Foundation. The university spent $1.03 billion on research  in 2010, behind Johns Hopkins University ($2 billion) and the University…