University of Wisconsin Category Archive


  • Ray Cross to Retire After Five Years Leading UW System, 42 Years in Higher Education

    One Wisconsin Now ... said Friday that Cross was "leaving behind a legacy of enabling and appeasing the right-wing legislature."

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/25/2019
  • UW System President Announces Retirement

    One Wisconsin Now tweeted Friday that Cross is "leaving behind a legacy of enabling and appeasing the right-wing legislature that was so intent on dismantling the UW System."

    WUWM-FM, 10/25/2019
  • Regents Move Forward on Free Speech Bill

    Analiese Eicher said the proposed policy is unnecessary because of a lack of incidents involving disruptions of speech on UW campuses.

    Advance Titan, 10/16/2019
  • Board of Regents Picks Pandering to Right-Wing Politicians Over Protecting Students

    The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents today advanced a proposed administrative rule restricting free speech on campuses.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 10/11/2019
  • Evers Intends to Block UW Regents Plan to Punish Students Who Disrupt Free Speech

    One Wisconsin Institute opposed the rules because they believe they're vague and could be selectively enforced.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/11/2019
  • Free Speech Crackdown on Agenda for University of Wisconsin Board of Regents Meeting

    The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents is poised to push forward with a controversial plan to limit campus speech.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 10/08/2019
  • UW Board Of Regents To Vote On Proposed Punishments For Students Disrupting Free Speech

    Comments in opposition of the proposed punishments for students disrupting campus speakers [included] One Wisconsin Now.

    Wisconsin Public Radio, 10/08/2019
  • Wisconsin Is Needlessly Policing Free Speech

    One Wisconsin Now says passing the current rules as administrative rules would make them ... harder to change.

    the Progressive, 08/27/2019
  • About Those UW Free Speech Violations

    One Wisconsin Now says passing the current rules as administrative rules would make them ... harder to change.

    Urban Milwaukee, 08/27/2019
  • One Wisconsin Institute Opposes UW Board of Regents Latest Move to Restrict Campus Free Speech

    The UW Board of Regents seems more interested in attempting to appease right-wing politicians than protecting the rights of students.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 08/20/2019
  • UW Response to White Nationalism: Threaten Students Protesting Hate

    Board of Regents will hold a public hearing on its plan weeks before students return to campus

    Wisconsin Examiner, 08/07/2019
  • Republican Lawmakers Seek Path to Ending UW Tuition Freeze by Proposing Inflationary Increases

    Mike Browne, deputy director of liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now, said the GOP proposal is "ludicrous".

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 07/25/2019
  • ‘Ludicrous’: Republicans Offer New Plan to Hike Tuition

    Republican state legislators revealed they will propose a plan to increase tuition at University of Wisconsin schools.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/25/2019
  • Latest Conference Hosted by Tommy Thompson Center Continues Promoting the Right-Wing Agenda on the Public Dime

    The Tommy Thompson Center is designed to apply a veneer of academic respectability to the right-wing agenda they’re promoting.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/26/2018
  • UW-Madison Study Suggests Asking Young People How to Attract Millennials

    Wisconsin’s ad campaign, everywhere in Chicago from social media to “El” transit trains, began last week as a $1 million effort through June. But Gov. Scott Walker wants lawmakers to approve $6.8...

    Capital Times, 01/13/2018
  • How Performance-Based Funding Could Impact Wisconsin’s Public Universities

    Wisconsin lawmakers are deciding whether to reward UW System schools based on how they perform. And experts say the idea has its share of pros and cons. The concept of “performance-based funding”...

    WUWM-FM, 05/24/2017
  • Lawmakers Open to Ending University of Wisconsin Tuition Freeze As Cut Faces Opposition

    The co-chairman of the Legislature’s powerful budget-writing committee says he is open to ending the freeze on University of Wisconsin System tuition in the next two years. “We can’t freeze tuition forever,”...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 04/20/2017
  • Walker’s Appointees to Fill Board of Regent Seats

    Seats on the Board of Regents could be filled entirely by Gov. Scott Walker nominees if two appointees are confirmed following their public hearing held by legislators earlier this week. The outgoing...

    Daily Cardinal, 04/19/2017
  • Scott Walker’s UW Regents Picks Stress Affordability

    Michael T. Jones told state lawmakers last week that if he is confirmed as a member of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, he has asked to be “walled off” from...

    Capital Times, 04/17/2017
  • Joint Finance Committee Eliminates Proposal Allowing Students to Opt Out of Segregated Fees

    Following much backlash from students throughout the University of Wisconsin System about the possibility of being able to opt out of allocable segregated fees, state legislators eliminated the contentious proposal Thursday. After...

    Badger Herald, 04/06/2017
  • Gov. Scott Walker Appoints Lawyer and Bank Executive to UW Board of Regents

    A lawyer specializing in corporate governance and a Green Bay-based bank executive have been appointed to the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. Gov. Scott Walker announced the appointments of Mike...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 03/30/2017
  • UW System President: Walker’s Budget A ‘Move In The Right Direction’

    University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross said Thursday that Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget for state colleges and universities is a “move in the right direction.” Cross testified about the UW...

    WPR, 03/30/2017
  • UW: Scott Walker Proposal to Expand Flexible Option Program Doesn’t Include Needed Funding

    The University of Wisconsin Flexible Option program holds a lot of potential for people unable to attend traditional classes, say UW officials, but meeting Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed timetable for expansion would...

    Capital Times, 03/24/2017
  • UW-Madison Chancellor Offers Praise for Gov. Walker’s Budget

    Two years ago, Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposal had University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank warning about possible layoffs. This week, she called Walker’s 2017-2019 proposal “a very promising budget.” So promising...

    Capital Times, 02/14/2017
  • Walker Ties State Money for UW to Performance Standards

    Universities around the state will get additional money to reduce tuition for in-state students, but they will have to show they earned it, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday in Eau Claire....

    The Dunn County News, 01/18/2017
  • Scott Walker: Next Budget Will Include New Performance-based Funding For UW

    Gov. Scott Walker will include new funding for the University of Wisconsin System that will be tied to how it performs in certain measures as part of his next budget proposal, a...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 08/10/2016
  • UW System Putting Off Repairs, Renovation — but at What Cost?

    (C)ampuses have accumulated a backlog of fixes needed at older buildings.. The UW System collectively has more than 1,900 buildings of all shapes, sizes and ages. Many were built during the post-World...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 07/02/2016
  • Gov. Scott Walker: Despite Doom-and-gloom Rhetoric, We Didn’t Eliminate UW Tenure

    We eliminated the “job for life” guarantee tenure once provided for faculty regardless of performance. Now we are asking for accountability and flexibility to add value to our university system. As for...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 05/24/2016
  • Leaving UW: Reduced Funding, Politics Force Fond Faculty to Say Farewell

    Budget cuts and politics have combined to convince faculty — some who thought they would retire at the campus — to accept offers of the kind they’ve declined in the past and...

    Capital Times, 05/14/2016
  • Scott Walker Blasts Professors As UW-Milwaukee Faculty Vote ‘no Confidence’ in Leaders

    UW-Milwaukee became the fourth University of Wisconsin System campus to see professors declare they have no confidence in UW’s leaders Tuesday, in a vote that prompted Gov. Scott Walker to weigh in...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 05/10/2016
  • Changes to Tenure, Budget and Regents Show Extent of Scott Walker’s Impact On UW

    Walker declined a request for an interview to discuss his vision for higher education in Wisconsin. Spokeswoman Laurel Patrick said he has sought to “make college more affordable while helping students get...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 03/27/2016
  • Amid Rough Seas for UW System, Wave of Challenges Hits UWM

    And then there’s the issue of state funding. Theoretically, every student in the UW System should have about the same amount of taxpayer support behind them. But that’s not the case. And...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/04/2016
  • Walker Picks Campaign Donor for University of Wisconsin Board of Regents

    A Milwaukee lawyer just named to the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents by Gov. Scott Walker has been a frequent contributor to his campaign fund, donating $9,639.68 since 2010. Tracey...

    Capital Times, 02/20/2016
  • Is State Shorting Higher Education? | Reports Suggest So; Walker Office Says no

    Among the 48 states with approved budgets, Wisconsin ranked No. 2 for highest percentage cut (8.1%) behind Arizona (14%). It was the third consecutive year that state funding for higher education on...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 01/31/2016
  • Critics Say UW Tenure Policy Up for Adoption Won’t Protect Academic Freedom

    Vanness said the policy reflects what he dubbed Walker’s “New Wisconsin idea,” under which the university’s mission “is only to train the workforce for the jobs of today, not to search for...

    Capital Times, 01/30/2016
  • UW-Extension Considers Cutting Services to Absorb Budget hit

    University of Wisconsin-Extension officials want to absorb Gov. Scott Walker’s budget cuts by reducing the number of agents and researchers helping people with everything from growing crops to family finances…Extension Provost Aaron...

    Associated Press, 01/29/2016
  • Scott Walker: Package of Bills Will Make College More Affordable

    Borrowers paying back their student loans would get a bigger break on their taxes and more students at Wisconsin’s technical colleges could receive need-based aid under bills Gov. Scott Walker unveiled Monday...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 01/12/2016
  • Anxieties Persist That State Projects Pipeline Could Be Drying up

    As Gov. Scott Walker pledged would happen, plans to build an addition to a prominent UW-Madison dairy building are moving forward despite lawmakers’ recent sparring over the state’s level of construction debt.

    DailyReporter, 12/10/2015
  • The Reality of Scott Walker’s Record on Higher Education

    Gov. Scott Walker likes to tout his tuition freeze, but what he isn’t telling you is that the freeze came after he had already significantly cut state support for higher education in the State of Wisconsin.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/06/2015
  • Guest View: Scott Walker’s Wisconsin Is No Model to Follow

    People who read Gov. Scott Walker’s recent column deserve to know the truth about his record on the economy. Tax cuts for corporation do not create jobs. Education creates jobs, which creates customers for small businesses.

    Holmen Courier-Life, 06/11/2015
  • Scott Walker’s Record on Higher Education

    Gov. Scott Walker likes to tout his tuition freeze, but what he isn’t telling you is that the freeze came after he had already increased tuition substantially.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/09/2015
  • Report Shows How Higher Education Great Cost Shift Hurts Wisconsin Families and State Economy

    Declining financial support for higher education by the state of Wisconsin has shifted costs onto consumers, increased student loan debt and decreased the affordability of higher education.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 05/12/2015
  • No Joke: Gov. Walker’s 2015 Budget Plan for Higher Education So Bad University of Wisconsin Forced to Raise Tuition Before It Passes

    Today’s vote by the Board of Regents is a grim preview of what’s to come under Gov. Walker’s 2015 budget.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/10/2015
  • Gov. Walker’s 2015 Budget Scheme Already Resulting in Tuition Hikes, Could Limit Wisconsin Students Access to University of Wisconsin School of Their Choice

    The UW System Board of Regents Finance Committee today approved large tuition increases for out-of-state students attending UW schools and for students seeking advanced degrees.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/09/2015
  • Gov. Scott Walker’s Phony Badger Boosterism

    Being a true Badger fan means supporting the university system that the extraordinary student athletes of the UW men’s basketball team have so ably represented.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/06/2015
  • Gov. Walker Explanations of ‘Drafting Error’ Laughable, Impact of Proposed Budget Cuts to University System and Unlimited Tuition Increases No Joke

    While Gov. Walker attempts to explain away either an intentional attack on the Wisconsin Idea, he is standing by egregious cuts that will hurt current and prospective UW students and explode student loan debt.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/05/2015
  • U.S. Representative Mark Pocan Takes on Student Loan Debt Crisis With New Bill for Common Sense Student Loan Refinancing

    U.S. Representative Mark Pocan announced today he is re-introducing legislation to allow borrowers to refinance their federal student loans and take advantage of lower interest rates.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/03/2015
  • Scot Ross: Scott Walker’s Budget Would Explode Student Loan Debt

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s recently unveiled higher education budget plans would only exacerbate the burgeoning student loan debt crisis.

    Capital Times, 02/02/2015