1. University leaders praise State Senate action on higher education budget

    MADISON — University of Wisconsin System leaders today praised the Wisconsin State Senate for its passage of a state budget that includes major investments that will enable more students to enroll in high tech, high demand fields. “Wisconsin’s economy is at a critical juncture,” noted Jay L. Smith, president of the UW System Board of

  2. Statements concerning today’s action by the State Senate majority caucus

    Katharine Lyall, President, University of Wisconsin System “In addition to what the Governor and Joint Finance Committee have already proposed, funding for our statewide Economic Stimulus Package remains the UW System’s highest budget priority. Today’s action by the Senate Democrats puts that package into the budget. This is very helpful to the university but, even

  3. Massachusetts educator Cora B. Marrett named chief academic officer of the University of Wisconsin System

    MILWAUKEE — Cora Bagley Marrett, senior vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst for the past four years, was today named chief academic officer of the University of Wisconsin System. The appointment is effective August 1. Marrett will succeed David J. Ward, who retired as senior vice president for academic

  4. Board of Regents concludes dismissal proceedings against UW-Superior professor John Marder

    MILWAUKEE — The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, meeting today at Milwaukee’s Miller Park, voted to dismiss UW-Superior professor John Marder. After meeting in closed session, the board approved a motion 11-3 in open session to dismiss the associate professor of communicating arts who teaches journalism. Voting against the motion were Regents Jonathan

  5. UW System Board of Regents to meet at UW-Milwaukee, Miller Park June 7-8

    MADISON-The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will hold its next meeting Thursday and Friday, June 7-8, at UW-Milwaukee and Miller Park, home of the Milwaukee Brewers. Several items on the board’s agenda may be of interest to local, regional and state reporters, including: The Fourth Annual UWM Urban Initiatives Conference, “Making Our Lives

  6. UW System seeks to further strengthen Wisconsin PK-16 education

    MADISON — Strengthening the way teachers are trained is one of the key strategies of a proposed University of Wisconsin System plan to further improve the state public education system from pre-kindergarten through college. The UW System Board of Regents is scheduled to vote at its meeting this Thursday and Friday on the proposed PK-16

  7. UW System, Wisconsin Technical Colleges improve opportunities for nursing transfers, address critical health care need

    MADISON — The University of Wisconsin System and the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) will sign an agreement Thursday that will improve transfer opportunities and help address the state’s critical need for nurses. Starting this fall, graduates of any WTCS campus who hold an associate degree in nursing (ADN) will be eligible to transfer with