Category Archives: Faculty

WORT radio interview with two UW faculty about changes in UW System.

Associate Professors Karma R. Chávez (UW Madison) and Holly Hassel (UW Marathon County) were interviewed (with listener call-ins) today by the radio show “A Public Affair” on WORT 89.9. “Today we are going to be talking about changes in the … Continue reading

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A letter to Ray Cross and the Regents from the UW Colleges

Dear President Cross and UW Board of Regents: On Friday, May 20, the University of Wisconsin Colleges Faculty Council of Senators held a special meeting to consider a “Resolution on the Actions of President Cross and the Board of Regents.” … Continue reading

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Questions left unanswered by President Cross’s TV interview – another view.

In a TV interview on May 17, 2016, UW System President Ray Cross reacted to the no-confidence votes spreading throughout the System that call on the President and the Board of Regents “to recommit themselves to the Wisconsin Idea by … Continue reading

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When it’s not just the faculty voting ‘no confidence’

True to form, Governor Walker continues to ramp up the inflammatory and factually baseless public rhetoric against UW faculty in the wake of votes of no confidence that have now passed in Madison, La Crosse, River Falls, Milwaukee, Green Bay, … Continue reading

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The university and the public service – the Wisconsin Idea

The following article from 1911 makes painfully clear how the relationship between Wisconsin GOP leaders and the University of Wisconsin has radically changed relative to a century ago. (via Google Books)

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JFC goes nuclear in the war on the University of Wisconsin

On Friday afternoon, a neutron bomb was lobbed in the rapidly escalating war on the University of Wisconsin.  The Joint Finance Committee revealed, and then quickly approved, an omnibus budget motion for UW System that not only sustains $250 million … Continue reading

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Mark your calendar: Forum on human resource policies and procedures overhaul.

In case you haven’t already heard of it, the campus is undergoing a major effort to come up with revised Human Resource policies and procedures covering all aspects of HR (compensation, benefits, recruiting, professional development, etc).   It is impossible to … Continue reading

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