Retirees say UW System budget cuts ‘will leave permanent scars’
On behalf of the 200-plus-member UW-Green Bay Retiree Association, president and former professor James Wiersma has written a letter to the editor opposing Gov. Walker’s budget and its “devastating cuts” for the UW System. “Faculty and staff at UW-Green Bay in the past have worked hard to establish a highly recognized university. This level of dedication is now carried on by current faculty and staff. We believe it is unwise to weaken, and in some cases eliminate, programs that have such great momentum and have such an important economic impact in our region and state.” He concludes by writing, “The magnitude of these proposed cuts is short-sighted and will leave permanent scars in all campuses of our precious UW System.” See the full text.