Tag: state legislature

Story looks at tenure policy rewriting


The complex process of writing new tenure policies for University of Wisconsin System faculty took a turn recently that frustrated professors and led some to question whether efforts at UW-Madison to write strong layoff protections will be negated by less robust statewide rules. That’s how the Wisconsin State Journal described in providing lengthy, in-depth coverage.

Christian offers thoughts to TV-5 News on transgender proposal


Stacie Christian, director of inclusive excellence for UW-Green Bay, was interviewed by Local 5 News for her reaction to a proposal by two state lawmakers to regulate how local K-12 districts deal with bathroom and locker-room usage by transgender students. Christian pointed out that UWGB has long provided access to private, gender-neutral bathrooms. She also […]

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 […]

Early grads help celebrate UWGB’s 50th

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A busy day of public events celebrating the 50th anniversary of UWGB’s founding opened with a Wednesday morning breakfast program in the University Union’s Phoenix Room. The University’s first Student Government Association president, Scott Knapp, was the keynote speaker. Now the CEO of Central Maine Community College, Knapp shared memories of his relationship with Founding […]

Ribble pushes federal legislation to target ‘dead zones’

U.S. Representative Reid Ribble is a sponsor of H.R. 3120, the Great Lakes Assurance Program Verification Act of 2015, a bill he says would help equip farmers to reduce excess nutrient loading that has seen water bodies including the Bay of Green Bay suffer seasonal “dead zones.” H.R. 3120 would create an initiative for states […]

Update on budget: No final decisions before June


UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller distributed a short letter with the title “Budget Reduction Update” to UW-Green Bay faculty and staff members this morning (April 21). He shared that the University’s leaders and advocates continue to have constructive conversations with state legislators about the size of the UW System funding cuts and important new […]

Flexibility ‘on life support’ comment draws attention

It doesn’t look like the Legislature will support Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to grant the UW System autonomy from state oversight and laws, including the setting of tuition rates, key lawmakers said Tuesday. That’s the gist, anyway, of an AP story that quotes Rep. John Nygren, co-chairman of the Legislature’s budget-writing Joint Finance Committee, as […]

Sen. Lasee says cuts aren’t that big


State Sen. Frank Lasee is among the state lawmakers who argue that Gov. Walker’s proposed reductions for the UW System aren’t as large as UW officials make them out to be. When measured against the totality of the System’s $6.1 billion annual budget, Lasee says, a $150 million cut is a 2.5 percent reduction. (System […]