Monthly Archives: May 2012

Final Gubernatorial Debate Tonight

Governor Scott Walker and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett will meet for their final debate tonight before the recall election next Tuesday, June 5. The debate, hosted by Marquette Law School and cosponsored by WisPolitics.com, begins at 9 pm. It will be…

Gubernatorial Candidates Silent on Higher Education

Todd Finkelmeyer of The Capital Times has a great article about how little higher education has been discussed in the current gubernatorial recall campaigns. Finkelmeyer spoke to several UW-Madison faculty members including PROFS President Bill Tracy. Tracy argues that regardless…

Gubernatorial Debate Tonight

Governor Scott Walker and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett will face each other in a televised debate tonight, Friday, May 25. The debate will air at 8 pm on public television and radio stations throughout Wisconsin. A link to livestream audio…

Romney’s Speech on Education

Former Massachussetts Governor Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, outlined his position on federal student aid in a speech to the Latino Coalition in Washington, D.C. yesterday. While most of Romney’s remarks focused on K-12 education and his…

edUtopia Wisconsin

Students in Journalism and Mass Communication professor Sue Robinson’s Journalism 335 class recently launched edUtopia, a multi-media website that showcases their semester-long research on public education in Wisconsin. Four areas of K-12 and higher education are highlighted — Education Costs,…

Voting in the June 5 Recall Elections

Wisconsin could make history as only the third state to recall a sitting governor on Tuesday, June 5. Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett will face Governor Scott Walker in the gubernatorial contest, and Madison firefighter Mahlon Mitchell will challenge Lieutenant Governor…

Barham Testifies at Legislative Task Force Hearing

University Committee chair Brad Barham testified this morning at the Special Task Force on UW Restructuring and Operational Flexibilities. Barham was one of four UW System faculty members to address the committee. The meeting was recorded by WisconsinEye, and video…

The Importance of Competitive Compensation

At its core, a great university is successful because of people. Educators who inspire and challenge their students. Researchers doing cutting-edge projects that attract outside funding and drive our state’s economy. Academics committed to improving the lives of the people…