Provost message on Thursday work, class day

Provost Paul M. DeLuca Jr. sent the following message to the campus community Wednesday evening.

Students, faculty and staff,

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is aware that classes may be disrupted tomorrow (Thursday, Feb. 17) as a result of reaction to the budget repair bill.

We value public debate and participation in the political process, however, we do not believe that this should come at the cost of a day of instruction for our student body. We are advising students to attend class, and faculty and staff to teach in the way they normally would. It is the responsibility of instructors to ensure that students’ educational opportunities are preserved.

For additional guidance about political activities on campus, information about appropriate use of IT resources, please refer to my message of Monday evening:

If you have questions, please consult with the appropriate supervisor, instructor, or department chair.


Paul M. DeLuca Jr.