UW System Clipsheet

February 10, 2011

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Board of Regents

"UW System Board of Regents to review multiple UW facility projects," Badger Herald, Feb. 10.

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents is slated to review and vote on several UW facility projects during meetings today and Friday...

On Campus

"Editorial: WISC Editorial Agenda 2011 - Unleash the UW," Editorial, WISC-TV, Feb. 9.

As we continue to assemble the pieces of our editorial agenda for the year, including a desire to support reasonable and responsible efforts by our elected leaders to move our state forward and not lose their focus on economic recovery and development, we must include the University of Wisconsin as a major force. We all know the role the UW has played in both building Wisconsin's economy and keeping it strong - even in tough times - but it can do even more.Chancellor Biddy Martin's New Badger Partnership is designed to give the university the flexibility to educate more students, compete for research and reduce its dependence on state tax dollars. We support the plan, and will ask the legislature to support it as well...

"Promoting college with codes," WSAW-TV, Feb. 8.

Bar codes are not just for checkout lines anymore. College leaders in Marshfield hope they will help recruit new students... (VIDEO)

"Area university on the cutting edge," WAOW, Feb. 8.

...Starting soon,UW Marshfield/Wood County will use barcodes...With a smart phone andthe correct application you can scan the code. It will link users to websitesor even download information...School leaders believe they're the first in the UW system to start using the technology.

"Reilly to UW-Parkside business board: Education key to prosperity," Journal Times, Feb. 8.

...University of Wisconsin President Kevin Reilly believes that in the UW System the state already has a powerful engine in place to grow its economy and create jobs...

"Agencies working together to deter crimes against UWO students," Oshkosh Northwestern, Feb. 10.

Law enforcement agencies in Oshkosh are working together to increase safety and deter crimes against University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh students by establishing a "safety zone" around the campus area...

"A partnership fit for Wisconsin," Daily Cardinal, Feb. 9.

The state ofWisconsin faces a $3.6 billion budget deficit in the coming 2011-13 biennium. Gov. Scott Walker will undoubtedly approve deep cuts across the board, including slashing education dollars for institutions like UW-Madison. To offset dwindling state funding, Chancellor Biddy Martin is taking steps to ensure the university remains nationally competitive while accommodating for tough economic circumstances...

"New budget plan may increase tuition," Fourth Estate, Feb. 9.

Gov. Scott Walker gave his State of the State address Feb. 1. Walker said he plans to cut government spending, creating concern for the UW System schools...

"Loggers event raises $70K for UW-L baseball program," La Crosse Tribune, Feb. 9.

...Thanks in large part to Hall of Famers Robin Yount and Paul Molitor, and of course Jim Gantner and Jerry Augustine, the future of the UW-La Crosse baseball program is much brighter. When you are a budget-conscious program and receive $70,000, it's a pretty big boost to your lineup...

"Campus meal plan cost to increase," Royal Purple, Feb. 9.

...However, Pellizzi and Barry said the increase will allow UW-Whitewater to remain as the second lowest costing food service provider in the UW System. The average system rate is expected to be more than 12 percent above the UW-Whitewater price for comparable plans. UW-River Falls is $17.40 per year lower than UW-Whitewater 14 meal plan...

"UW researchers develop smart phones app to combat addictions," Badger Herald, Feb. 9.

When recovering substance abuse patients need treatment advice or the support of a friend, they can turn to a new smart phone application University of Wisconsin researchers are developing to ensure these individuals are never without a guiding hand...

"Trial date set for driver in Stout student death," Dunn County News, Feb. 9.

A trial date has been set for a former Menomonie man charged with in the death of a fellow UW-Stout student in March 2010. He faces two counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle as well as felony homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle...

"Speaker prompts reflection on cultural issues," Leader-Telegram, Feb. 9.

The Chippewa Valley had a chance to discuss issues such as class, race and gender Wednesday night as part of an interactive lecture at UW-Eau Claire...

State

"Report: Wisconsin public workers underpaid," Business Journal of Milwaukee, Feb. 10.

Government employees in Wisconsin receive 4.8 percent less in compensation for an hour of work than private-sector workers who perform similar duties, according to a report from the Economic Policy Institute. The report came out on Thursday as state officials are considering pay cuts for public employees to balance the upcoming two-year state budget...

"Walker to brief Republican lawmakers on balancing budget," WISC-TV, Feb. 10.

Gov. Scott Walker is briefing Republican lawmakers about how he will solve the state’s $136 million budget hole for this fiscal year.He’ll address lawmakers in closed-door meetings Thursday afternoon...

National

"Dream on," Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 10.

A comprehensive evaluation of Achieving the Dream, a nationwide program designed to boost the academic success of community college students, reveals that overall trends in student outcomes at the first 26 institutions to join the project remained relatively unchanged after five years, even though the colleges adopted a wide range of strategies to improve them...

International

"Why should we care about Egypt?," Dubuque Telegraph Herald, Feb. 4.

With unrest continuing in Egypt, the Telegraph Herald caught up with Dr. Nancy L. Turner, chair of the Department of Social Sciences/History at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. She is an authority on the Middle East and shared her thoughts on the current situation...