Chancellor Blank discusses challenges of proposed budget cut at Board of Regents meeting

University of Wisconsin–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank told the UW Board of Regents Thursday that a proposed $300 million cut in state support for UW System would reduce student programming, lead to job lapses and layoffs, and reduce financial aid and access to the university.

“They are just way too big,” she said of cuts proposed in Gov. Scott Walker’s 2015-17 budget plan, which proposes a 24 percent reduction in state support for UW-Madison.