Tag: Board of Regents

Regent President Millner: ‘The Challenge of Change’


Regina Millner, president of the UW System Board of Regents, contributed an essay headlined “The Challenge of Change” to the fall issue of Trusteeship magazine. “All across the country,” she begins the piece, “declining state support for public universities is prompting reassessment of what it is that we as universities do, how we do it, […]

Regents approve more out-of-staters for UW-Madison


How much more elite will UW-Madison become now that a cap on the number of nonresident students it can enroll has been lifted? It won’t, Chancellor Rebecca Blank assured the UW System Board of Regents Friday as they voted to approve her proposal to waive the 27.5 percent cap and let UW-Madison take more out-of-state […]

Regents to consider more out-of-staters at UW-Madison


In a proposed move that could ultimately affect applications and enrollment at other UW System institutions (because Madison’s ripples are felt statewide), the UW’s flagship campus will this week ask UW Regents for permission to lift the school’s cap on out-of-state students. UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank says the move could attract more young people to […]

Regents speak out against proposed fetal tissue ban

Members of the UW System Board of Regents took advantage of Friday’s meeting in Whitewater to publically speak out against an Assembly bill that would make it a felony to conduct research with newly procured fetal tissue. Regents from both ends of the political spectrum including Gerald Whitburn, Charles Pruitt, Michael Grebe and Regent President […]

Board will discuss idea of Extension granting first degrees

The Board of Regents’ education committee is hearing proposed revisions to UW-Extension’s mission statement that would allow it to grant business certificates, associate degrees and bachelor’s degrees through the UW System’s Flex Option program. Extension currently doesn’t offer any degrees.

Regent budget accounts for impacts of $250 million, two-year cut

The UW System Board of Regents approved a 2015-16 budget Thursday that factors in $125 million in “painful” annual cuts from the Governor and Legislature. Several Regents and UW System officials were vocal in reacting to the actions necessitated by GPR reduction in state funding. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, reports that Regent Charles Pruitt voted against […]

Board of Regents meets to finalize UW System budget

With Senate passage yesterday and Assembly approval possible today, it’s likely the UW System Board of Regents will have a good handle on what the 2015-17 state budget allocation will be when board members meet Thursday (July 9) in Madison to ratify the System’s one-year spending plan. UW-Green Bay is anticipating a $2.8 million GPR […]