(WORT) — Two groups of protesters converged on a lively University of Wisconsin Board of Regents meeting on Friday morning. Darien Lamen takes us inside the meeting room to find out more about the students’ demands, as well as other efforts to address diversity at the UW.
Officials at the University of Wisconsin University Extension are considering deep cuts to staff and services statewide. Now that administrators have a draft plan of where cuts will fall, many are concerned about the impact they will have, while others say UW Extension should have been exempted from the cuts in the first place. Darien Lamen reports.
(WORT) — This week, we cover a small victory for Tiny Houses, legislation making it easier to privatize public water utilities, and the new tenure policy brewing at the University of Wisconsin.
(WORT) — UW-Madison student Colin Higgins was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship in November and will go on to the University of Oxford next semester to continue his research on the relationships between public policy and the environment. Reporter Cameron Bren spoke with Higgins about his Middleton upbringing, and the culmination of education, experience, and inspiration that led to his Rhodes Scholarship.
(WORT) — Members of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents are set to review a new tenure policy next week. The UW became the center of national attention last year, after the state budget act removed tenure protections from law and gave the Regents the authority to set their own tenure policy. At the time, many claimed academic freedom was under fire from partisan political interests. But with the policy draft now in its final form, was the concern justified? Darien Lamen has more.
(WORT) — Adam Powell reports in this week’s Isthmus that scientists at the UW-Madison have figured out a way to more easily combine different yeast strains. They hope it will lead to new types beer, cheese, bread and fuel.