1. UW System will examine resident assistant roles and activities

    MADISON – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today announced the formation of a committee of campus student-life experts who will help develop systemwide policies to guide activities of resident assistants (RAs) on UW campuses. Concerns have been raised in recent weeks about the constitutionality and communication of practices that preclude university RAs

  2. UW System to seek Attorney General’s opinion on resident assistants leading certain activities in their dormitory rooms

    MADISON-At the request of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Friday, Nov. 11, UW System President Kevin P. Reilly today asked Wisconsin Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager for a formal opinion on the constitutionality of university practice and policy regarding resident assistants’ (RA) leading and organizing certain activities, including religious studies, in their

  3. UW System abolishes so-called “back-up” positions

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents November 2005 Meeting Day Two News Summary

    MADISON-The University of Wisconsin System eliminated the future use of so-called “back-up” positions with a unanimous vote Friday (Nov. 11) by the Board of Regents, which has been working for several months to make substantial reforms to the university’s employment policies and practices. “We are a long way down the road of reform,” said Regent

  4. Board of Regents continues reforms of UW System employment policies

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents November 2005 Meeting Day One News Summary

    Business and Finance Committee votes to eliminate so-called “back-up” positions MADISON-The Business and Finance Committee of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents voted unanimously today (Nov. 10) to eliminate the future use of so-called administrative “back-up” positions. The committee also authorized UW System President Kevin P. Reilly to offer new limited appointees up

  5. Wisconsin faces challenges in reducing student alcohol abuse, study finds

    MADISON – University of Wisconsin System campuses intend to use the findings from a survey on alcohol and drug abuse among undergraduates to better understand student behaviors in Wisconsin, and to determine what the university can do to improve prevention efforts, experts said. “Encouraging healthy behaviors by college students in Wisconsin, particularly when it comes