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Shelton: New labor law is ‘wrong for Wisconsin’

Assistant Prof. Jon Shelton of Democracy and Justice Studies, a specialist in U.S. labor and working-class history, has very strong opinions about the so-called right to work legislation being considered in Madison. In a guest op-ed piece in the Feb. 25 Green Bay Press-Gazette, Shelton argues that “fair share” opt-outs already guarantee Wisconsin workers aren’t […]

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In the news: Nesslein on right-to-work

Associate Prof. Tom Nesslein of Urban and Regional Studies was the guest economist joining politicians of both major parties in talking to TV-5 News about the contentious new “right-to-work” proposal in the Wisconsin Legislature. Nesslein says the politics are fairly straightforward, in that passage would likely further erode the power of labor unions. As for […]

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In the news: A hugely successful week for the Weidner


The Green Bay Press-Gazette’s Kendra Meinart writes that, “If there was a revolving door on the Weidner Center, it might still be spinning after the busy week it had.” Attendance surpassed 8,500 during six straight nights of performances: John Mellencamp, Feb. 9; Citywide Honors Band Concert, Feb. 10; Bo Burnham, Feb. 11; Dave Mason’s Traffic, […]

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Nice NYT essay on teaching in Wisconsin

The Log is non-partisan, but we do admire good writing. A faculty member and historian at UW-Milwaukee penned a very nicely structured essay for the New York Times in which she civilly points out that today’s generation of students continues to value and, indeed, profit from a liberal arts education. The Wisconsin Idea is still […]

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Slate: He’s baiting you, progressives


The governor’s proposed 2015-17 budget for the UW System continues to be the topic of numerous national articles, columns and opinion pieces. The online publication Slate typically has a progressive slant, but this time, they come down on liberals who, the columnist argues, are being out-maneuvered by a politician who knows his audience… and his […]

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Walker’s UW System proposals making national news


With stories made live Monday on the websites of the New York Times and Washington Post joining a recent article by the Wall Street Journal, Gov. Scott Walker has achieved a trifecta of national attention for his 2015-17 UW System budget proposals. The articles and their links: 
New York Times: 2016 ambitions seen in Walker’s […]

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WFRV-TV 5 covers student roundtable


Channel 5 news covered a student roundtable discussion Monday night hosted by the Student Government Association to consider the proposed $300 million, two-year cut to the UW System. “It’s not giving the school enough time to figure out the budget for next year,” said one student, senior Casey Krueger.

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In the news: Outreach offerings in Spanish rate US News mention


Featured on the Education page of the U.S. News & World Report website is a story about studying a foreign language online. Mentioned is UW-Green Bay’s Spanish in the Professions certificate programs coordinated by Outreach and Adult Access. “A certificate from the school typically attracts learners who have already earned college degrees but want to […]

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‘Cuts to UW System could seriously hurt state’s economic growth’


That’s the headline over a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel guest column co-authored by Tom Shannon, CEO of BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation, based in Milwaukee, and Kevin Conroy, CEO of Exact Sciences, a Madison biotech company.

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News coverage: UW-Green Bay budget planning


The Green Bay Press-Gazette offered news coverage Thursday of UW-Green Bay’s planning for a possible $4 million budget reduction in the fiscal year that begins July 1. Chancellor Gary Miller told the paper, “It will be a very serious cut. I want university staff to be very much engaged in the discussion… We will review […]

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