1. Regents lift suspension on undergraduate admissions

    MADISON — The Executive Committee of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents voted Friday (March 22) to lift the suspension on undergraduate admissions. Citing assurances of additional funding by Gov. Scott McCallum and the Senate majority, the Executive Committee authorized UW campuses to resume “their admissions processes and enroll up to, but not

  2. Response to Senate Democratic Budget Proposal

    Statement by University of Wisconsin System

    Board of Regents President Jay Smith “Since March 9, we have been working with the Governor and legislative leadership to restore some of the proposed budget cuts to the university system so that we can insure student access to our campuses this fall. “Today, Senator Chvala, Senator Meyer and Senate Democrats have committed to developing

  3. Regents to meet on admissions freeze

    Statement by University of Wisconsin System

    Board of Regents President Jay Smith “We have been working with the Governor’s office and legislative leadership since March 9 on ways to open up enrollment opportunities in the UW System for students this fall. We’ve had positive conversations with the Governor. The Governor has been consistently committed to his $51 million budget cut proposal,

  4. Joint Finance Committee and Assembly proposed budget cuts

    The Wisconsin Assembly has completed action on rewriting the Governor’s budget adjustment bill (Special Session 2002 AB 1). The bill was passed by the Assembly on a vote of 51-48. The Assembly version of the budget adjustment bill increases budget cuts to the UW System. The following is a summary of the budget adjustment bill

  5. An open letter to high school students, their families and guidance counselors

    Re: University of Wisconsin System Admissions Freeze

    Please understand that our goal is to lift the admissions freeze, admit every qualified student and provide him or her with a high quality undergraduate education. We are doing our best to convince state legislators that it is in everyone’s interests to educate our young people. But we need adequate state funding to do so.

  6. Enrollment demand far ahead of last year

    MADISON — The number of new students seeking admission to the University of Wisconsin System is far outpacing last year’s demand. According to the most recent campus admissions figures, applications for undergraduate admission to the UW System have jumped by 6,147, a 10 percent increase compared to the same time last year. As of Friday,

  7. UW System orders immediate hiring freeze

    MADISON — University of Wisconsin System President Katharine C. Lyall has ordered an immediate hiring freeze for all UW campuses, a move that affects 26 communities around the state. Bracing for the most devastating budget cuts in the history of the UW System, Lyall instructed UW chancellors not to fill vacant positions on their campuses

  8. Friday remarks to the Board of Regents

    by Jay L. Smith, Board of Regents President

    The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Friday (March 8) suspended any further undergraduate admissions. The following are prepared comments from UW System Board of Regents President Jay L. Smith. As we indicated yesterday, the additional cuts to our GPR base and the cap on tuition imposed by the Joint Finance Committee have

  9. UW System suspends undergraduate admissions

    MADISON — The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents voted Friday (March 8) to suspend any further undergraduate admissions at all 26 campuses, pending additional information on proposed cuts to the UW budget. The suspension on undergraduate admissions starts Saturday, March 9, until further notice. Applicants who already have been notified by campuses that

  10. WAA sponsors March Madness contest

    MADISON — To tap into the excitement of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, the Wisconsin Alumni Association, in conjunction with the UW System, is sponsoring an online March Madness trivia contest. Starting Monday, March 11, through Friday, March 22, WAA will post a daily, multiple-choice trivia question on its Web site, http://www.uwalumni.com. Two daily winners

  11. Remarks to the Board of Regents

    by President Katharine C. Lyall

    Good News Wisconsin at the Olympics The extraordinary array of world-class talent at the XIX Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City included a good-sized delegation from UW-La Crosse. They were there running a venue, providing healthcare, and doing research. One of those present was Carl Foster, professor of exercise and sport science, who was

  12. Regents vote to suspend any further undergraduate admissions

    News summary of the UW System Board of Regents

    The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents voted Friday (March 8) to suspend any further undergraduate admissions at all 26 campuses, pending additional information on proposed cuts to the UW budget. The suspension on undergraduate admissions starts Saturday (March 9) until further notice. Applicants who already have been notified by campuses that they are

  13. Friday Remarks to the Board of Regents

    by Jay L. Smith, Board of Regents President

    The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Friday (March 8) suspended any further undergraduate admissions. The following are prepared comments from UW System Board of Regents President Jay L. Smith. As we indicated yesterday, the additional cuts to our GPR base and the cap on tuition imposed by the Joint Finance Committee have

  14. Proposed budget cuts could limit UW System enrollment

    MADISON — The University of Wisconsin System will be forced to cut next fall’s enrollment by thousands of students if legislators do not roll back the latest round of cuts proposed by the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee, Jay L. Smith, president of the UW Board of Regents warned Thursday. In an unusually pessimistic message to

  15. News summary of UW System Board of Regents

    Day One News Summary The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents began its March 2002 meeting Thursday (March 7) with discussions of proposed state budget cuts, the value of the liberal arts and several other items. The following is a summary of Thursday’s Regents meeting. Proposed Budget Cuts Could Limit Enrollment The UW System

  16. Thursday remarks to the Board of Regents

    by Jay L. Smith, Board of Regents President

    UW System Board of Regents President Jay L. Smith made the following remarks on the state budget situation to the full board at this morning’s regents’ meeting. Before we begin today’s presentations, I want to update you on the budget cut deliberations going on downtown. First, a reminder that Governor McCallum’s budget repair bill recognizes