University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank has issued the following comment on Governor Scott Walker’s proposal to lower state resident undergraduate tuition throughout the UW System:
“Like Governor Walker, our goal is to make UW-Madison affordable and accessible to all Wisconsin students. It is our hope that the governor and legislature will not only fully fund the proposed tuition reduction but also provide additional investment in the UW System in line with the modest request made by the Board of Regents, which is critical if we are to continue providing an outstanding educational experience to our students.”
Governor Scott Walker will deliver the annual State of the State address at 3 p.m. today.
Watch the address live at WisconsinEye.
Members of UW–Madison’s boards of visitors serve as advisers to schools and colleges across campus. Recently, working with the Wisconsin Alumni Association, hundreds of these advisers signed this letter to the governor and state legislators in support of the UW. WAA also took out newspaper ads across the state.
Speaking to a group of local educators, UW-Madison alumni and supporters in Lake Delton, Chancellor Rebecca Blank said that cuts to the University of Wisconsin System budget are beginning to affect the quality of the institutions.
Read the full story at Wisconsin Dells Events.
Chancellor Rebecca Blank and Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education Marsha Mailick penned an editorial making the case for reinvestment in UW-Madison.
Read the op-ed here.
Now is the time for the state to reinvest in its higher education system, University of Wisconsin–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank told a crowd of about 100 students, staff, faculty and state legislators who attended a campus budget forum Wednesday at the Gordon Dining & Event Center.
Blank provided an update on the university’s current budget outlook, as well as the budget request proposed by UW System.
View the slides from the presentation here.