Yesterday, PROFS President Michael Bernard-Donals was invited to speak on behalf of PROFS about campus free speech at an informational hearing of the Senate Committee on Universities and Technical Colleges. His remarks are below.
Earlier this week, Governor Tony Evers announced his nearly $2.4 billion 2021-23 capital budget proposal. His plan includes about $1 billion for UW System, including four major projects at UW-Madison:
- A new College of Letters and Science building to replace the aging Mosse Humanities Building, $88 million
- The first phase of a new College of Engineering building to replace the 82-year-old Computer Aided Engineering Center, $150 million
- Restoration of the 140-year-old Music Hall on Bascom Hill, $26 million
- Underground utility work on the Engineering campus, an area prone to damaging floods, $73 million
WKOW-TV has more on the UW-Madison portion of the capital budget proposal:
This legislative update will be shared with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Faculty Senate today. The senate meets the first Monday of every month at 3:30 pm during the academic year, October through May, except in January. Guests are welcome to observe the livestreamed meetings and can find the meeting link here.