UW System Clipsheet
February 20, 2006
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"UW costs rise out of reach for many poor," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 19.
Amid a series of budget reductions for the UW System, increasing tuition, and severe cuts to financial aid programs for students, the UW System is finding itself less accessible for students from lower-income families
"Direct election wrong for Board of Regents," Editorial, Badger Herald, Feb. 20.
An editorial rejecting the idea that members of the UW System Board of Regents should be elected by the public.
"UW student aid: A tough sell," Wisconsin State Journal, Feb. 18.
UW-Madison student financial aid officials say the campus has not done enough during its fund-raising campaign to urge potential donors to give to need-based student aid.
"Little-known history - Diversity is important part of Black Student Union," Dunn County News, Feb. 15.
UW-Stout's Black Student Union helps expand the knowledge of African-American history and culture for students from all backgrounds.
"UWGB embraces renewable energy," Green Bay Press-Gazette, Feb. 18.
UW-Green Bay Chancellor Bruce Shepard said the student-driven efforts to use more renewable energy in powering campus facilities follows the direction set for the state.
"Now is not the time to replace Davies," Editorial, Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, Feb. 16.
An editorial suggesting UW-Eau Claire's Davies Center be renovated, a process some say would be less expensive than constructing a new building.
"Forward. Planning." Badger Herald, Feb. 20.
An in-depth look at UW-Madison's Campus Master Plan, which campus officials say will make the campus more aesthetically pleasing and more functional.
"UW-L students to vote on stadium fee," La Crosse Tribune, Feb. 19.
Students at UW-La Crosse will soon decide if they want to help fund a new stadium on campus with student fees.
"Weather does a number on UW buildings," Wisconsin State Journal, Feb. 20.
UW-Madison Physical Plant officials said the sub-zero temperatures this weekend caused pipes to burst in some academic buildings.
"Professor's plum may be a boon," St. Paul Pioneer Press, Feb. 20.
The WiSys Technology Foundation awarded UW-River Falls Prof. Brian Smith with the first Innovation Scholar Award for his work on creating the Lydecker plum, named after the late UW-River Falls Chancellor Ann Lydecker.
"Son of TABOR and honest debate," Editorial, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 19.
An editorial regarding the latest legislative proposal to limit government spending.
name, old problem,” Appleton Post-Crescent, Feb.
Also: “No gimmicks, just decisions,” Beloit Daily News, Feb. 17.
Another: “Tax freeze act would bring ruin,” Marshfield News Herald, Feb. 19.
"State sanctions former UW-EC counselor," Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, Feb. 18.
UW-Eau Claire officials said they took very seriously claims that one of the campus's former staff members engaged in inappropriate behavior.
"Administrators' pay rises 3.5%, beating inflation for the 9th consecutive year," Chronicle of Higher Education, Feb. 20.
A survey shows that the median salary of college administrators rose 3.5 percent in 2005, something some analysts say has followed "a few rough years."
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Related: “Administrators’ Salaries Are Up 3.5%,” Inside Higher Ed., Feb. 20.