Tag Archive: UW

May 26

Legislative Update – May 26

The Joint Finance Committee rejected the governor’s proposal to cut tuition and instead opted for continuing the freeze for the next two years for in-state undergrads. … The committee did go along with a proposal to bring performance-based funding to UW, though in a significantly different way. … The committee supported providing $1.5 million annually to the proposed Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership, which opponents are calling a far-right think tank.

May 25

Legislative Update and Action Alerts – May 25

The Joint Finance Committee is sorting out whether to support the governor’s budget proposal for a 5 percent UW tuition cut or hold steady at a continuation of a tuition freeze. Meanwhile, Democrats are pressing the budget panel to restore UW funding and fund two years of free college education through the Fund the Freeze campaign. Other topics include referendum restrictions, guns in schools, military service & WRS, and Career and Technical Education Grants.

Aug 03

Tuition freeze will cost students more, UWEC Chancellor says

Governor Walker’s tuition freeze without providing additional state funding will extend students’ college careers, costing them more, UWEC chancellor James Schmidt says.

Jun 16

Wisconsin faculty fighting the destruction of public higher education

NEA Today examines the devastating impact that policies of Governor Walker and the Republican Legislature are having on the University of Wisconsin faculty and students: Votes of No Confidence in UW System President Ray Cross, faculty layoffs, threats of elimination of important academic programs for students, and a mass exodus of some of the university system’s best talent.