Blank calls for new investment, flexibilities to maintain high quality

“Some of you run companies,” Chancellor Blank said to the Board of Regents. “You know that if you don’t invest as much as your competitors, you will fall behind.”

State revenue picture improves

A memo released yesterday by the Legislative Fiscal Bureau estimates that general fund tax revenues will be $454.6 million higher over the next three years than previously projected.

The boost in the revenue projection is due to increased tax collections, departmental revenues and a decrease in spending, the memo says.

Wisconsin State Journal: Wisconsin’s budget picture gets $714 million brighter

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Improved revenue numbers could help state budget

State of the State coverage roundup

Wisconsin State Journal: State of the State: Scott Walker vows to cut UW System tuition for in-state students

The Capital Times: UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank calls on state to pay for Scott Walker’s promised tuition cut

Associated Press: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker proposes cutting tuition for UW undergraduates

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Walker promises to lower UW tuition, touts tax cuts

Wisconsin Public Radio: Walker Proposes In-State Tuition Cut For UW System

WKOW: Gov. Walker proposes UW tuition cut in State of the State address

The Capital Times: Wisconsin lawmakers ‘open-minded’ but not sold on Scott Walker’s UW tuition cut

Wisconsin Radio Network: Walker drops UW tuition cut into State of the State

WISC: UW leaders react to Walker tuition cut idea

Daily Cardinal: Walker announces cut to undergraduate in-state tuition for all UW schools

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram: Walker surprises with call for UW tuition cut

Chancellor Blank response to State of the State

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.”

State of the State prepared remarks

See full text of Governor Scott Walker’s State of the State speech here.

Governor Walker to deliver State of the State address today

Governor Scott Walker will deliver the annual State of the State address at 3 p.m. today.

Watch the address live at WisconsinEye.

WAA, board members urge governor to support UW-Madison

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.

Blank warns that cuts are affecting quality

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.

Blank, Mailick: Drop in research ranking spotlights need to reinvest

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.

Chancellor Blank delivers State of the University address

UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank gave her annual State of the University address to the Faculty Senate yesterday afternoon.

Read her prepared remarks here.

Audio of the address is available here.


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