Monthly Archives: October 2013

Alumni Advocacy Event November 9

Alumni for Wisconsin, an advocacy branch of the Wisconsin Alumni Association, will host its annual meeting at noon on Saturday, November 9 in Varsity Hall, Union South. Chancellor Rebecca Blank and Letters and Science Dean Karl Scholz will discuss the…

Legislators Announce Student Loan Plan

Three legislators announced they will introduce legislation that would refinance student loan debt. Wisconsin currently ranks sixteenth nationally for average student loan debt ($26,238) and tenth nationally for percent of graduates with student loan debt (67%). UW-Madison average student loan…

Chancellor Blank Calls for Increased Faculty Pay

Chancellor Rebecca Blank appeared on WKOW’s Capitol City Sunday where she made the case for better faculty and staff salaries. Blank told reporter Greg Neumann that while faculty pay is higher than the pay of the average Wisconsin resident, she…

Legislative Update

The Wisconsin Assembly and Senate are both in session this week. A $100 million tax cut proposed by Governor Scott Walker is a top priority for action this week, with several other proposals under consideration. Walker announced his intention to…

UW-Madison’s Fourth Year Progress Report

The University of Wisconsin-Madison adopted a strategic framework in 2009 stating “the University of Wisconsin-Madison will be a model public university in the 21st century, serving as a resource to the public, and working to enhance the quality of life…