Gov. Scott Walker Plans to Extend Tuition Freeze for UW System

The tuition-freeze on resident tuition is now on its fourth year, and has managed to keep the cost of a UW education low for in-state students. Governor Walker has announced plans to reinstate the tuition-freeze for the 2017–2019 budget cycle, which university officials and advocates fear will lead to fewer course options, faculty departures and […]

Gaming Experts and Professors to Leave UW-Madison

UW-Madison professors, married couple and co-directors of the UW-Madison Games + Learning + Society Center, Kurt Squire and Constance Steinkuehler, have decided to leave the University, both accepting positions at the University of California-Irvine. While their decision to leave was partially based on the academic and professional opportunities that Irvine presented them, they each noted […]

Herb Kohl Pledges $1.5 Million to Promote Public Service Research

Herb Kohl Philanthropies, the foundation of former senator and UW-Madison graduate Herb Kohl, has pledged a gift of $1.5 million to create the Herb Kohl Public Service Research Competition. The gift will be spread out over five years, and aims to sponsor public service researchers at the University’s Robert M. La Follette School of Public […]

$100 Million Cut to UW System Maintenance Funding Hindering Campus Upkeep and Academic Advancement

Alongside last year’s decision by the state government to cut the UW System budget by $250 million came a less publicized, $100 million cut to money granted by the state for major maintenance, repairs and renovations to campus buildings, utilities and related infrastructure.

A Disconnect Between the UW and Wisconsin’s Government Threatens Economy

In recent years we have seen a rupture in the relationship between the University of Wisconsin and the state of Wisconsin, resulting in a culture of mistrust and a strain in mutual respect among politicians and campus affiliates. Statewide issues demand cooperation between the two, and recognition of each other’s importance in strengthening the Badger […]

UW Tenure Saves the State Money

While many University of Wisconsin System advocates focus on the danger that loss of tenure provides to the protection of academic freedom, at its core, tenure plays an even more critical role in the state’s economy: it saves Wisconsin money!

25 Years of Photographing UW-Madison

Photographer Jeff Miller reflects on his 25 years of photographing UW-Madison and the culture and traditions that have persevered and evolved with the university.

UW-Madison Provost Suggests Costs of Retaining Professors has reached about $16 Million

Efforts to retain professors who have received counteroffers following budget cuts and tenure concerns are costing UW-Madison close to $16 million as opposed to March estimates of about $9 million.

Remarks from the Chancellor

UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank comments on the on the end of the academic year and proposes a way forward.

The Value of Tenure

Chris Rickert argues that tenure may have had something to do with the high esteem in which UW-Madison is held.