Monthly Archives: July 2012

PROFS to Host Candidate Forums

PROFS will host two public forums featuring Democratic candidates in newly-drawn legislative districts just outside Madison. Legislative primaries in Wisconsin will now be held on the second Tuesday in August — this year, August 14. The date was moved from…

Democrats to Control State Senate

State Senator Van Wangaard (R-Racine) said yesterday that he will not pursue a lawsuit challenging the results of the recount of his June 5 recall election, clearing the way for John Lehman (D-Racine) to be sworn in as early as…

Michael Bernard-Donals: University of Virginia’s Experience Resonates Here

English and Jewish Studies professor Michael Bernard-Donals offers his perspective on the University of Virginia crisis in the Sunday, June 8 Wisconsin State Journal. Bernard-Donals, a member of the University Committee, the PROFS Board of Directors, and the PROFS Steering…

Campus Connection: Lessons for UW-Madison

Todd Finkelmeyer has an excellent piece about the University of Virginia crisis in this week’s Capital Times. Finkelmeyer notes that while the Virginia crisis failed to attract much local attention, several UW-Madison faculty followed the situation with interest and concern:…

Report Advises No Changes to WRS

A report released today by the Department of Administration, the Department of Employee Trust Funds, and the Office of State Employment Relations recommended against any changes to the Wisconsin Retirement System. The report was requested as part of Act 32,…