Monthly Archives: October 2012

Should States Be Pressured Into Investing in Higher Education?

Todd Finkelmeyer recently wrapped up his reporting career at The Capital Times to begin a new position as communications director UW-Madison’s School of Education. PROFS always found his reporting on higher education to be detailed and fair and he contributed…

Judge Refuses to Stay Collective Bargaining Ruling

Dane County Circuit Court Judge Juan Colas yesterday refused to stay his September decision that overturned much of Act 10 for municipal employees and teachers. Act 10, the budget repair bill, sharply curtailed collective bargaining for public workers. Earlier this…

Early Voting and Absentee Balloting

Absentee balloting is underway and early voting begins next week. The Government Accountability Board outlines options for absentee balloting here. Requests for an absentee ballot must be made to a municipal clerk by 5 pm on Thursday, November 1. Voters…

October Regent Meeting

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents met at UW-Stout last week. Oversight of athletics and enrollment management were among the topics discussed at the two-day meeting. Athletic Oversight The regents are considering implementing new reporting processes that would…

The Dire Consequences of Federal Sequestration

In addition to state legislative issues, PROFS also watches federal issues as they relate to the university. Right now, PROFS is talking with the Wisconsin congressional delegation about how a possible federal sequestration (the reduction of federal funding to reduce…

SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher on Public Higher Education

State University of New York System Chancellor Nancy Zimpher visited UW-Madison last week to discuss higher education and its role in economic development. Using SUNY and New York state as a model, Zimpher told faculty, staff, and students how public…