Monthly Archives: November 2012

UW System Flexible Degree Program to Begin in Milwaukee Next Year

Governor Scott Walker and University of Wisconsin System President ¬†Kevin Reilly provided more details about UW System’s Flexible Option degree program at a press conference in Milwaukee yesterday. The program was announced earlier this year, but with few details. Many…

Rifkin Criticizes Governor Walker’s Plan for Higher Education

Writing in today’s Inside Higher Education, former UW-Madison professor Ben Rifkin says that Governor Scott Walker’s plan for public education is fundamentally wrong. Rifkin currently serves as dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences as the College of…

Governor Walker: Tie UW Funding to Performance Outcomes

Speaking to a sold-out audience at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library last Friday, Governor Scott Walker outlined an ambitious agenda that includes major tax cuts, the elimination of same-day voter registration, and tying increased funding for education (K-12,…

Legislative Leaders Named

Republicans and Democrats in the Senate and Assembly have caucused and elected their leadership for the 2013-14 legislative session. Most leaders are returning to leadership positions and their selection was expected, but the election of Senator Chris Larson of Milwaukee…

Knowledge Powers Wisconsin

UW System unveiled its new branding strategy, “Knowledge Powers Wisconsin,” at last week’s Board of Regents meeting. The campaign focuses on the role UW System plays in economic development throughout the state but allows each campus to retain its own…

Changes in the Wisconsin Legislature

Republicans regained control of the State Senate Tuesday, winning an open seat in northern Wisconsin and retaking a seat it lost in the June recall elections. The State Assembly remains in Republican control, giving Governor Scott Walker a friendly and…

Regents to Meet Thursday, November 8

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will meet in a regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, November 8. The full meeting will include a morning presentation on higher education and economic prosperity by guest speakers Anthony Carnevale and Rebekah…

Voting Today

A few reminders about voting today: Polls are open until 8 pm. You may vote as long as you are in line to vote by 8 pm. If you live in the City of Madison and are unsure where to…