This month the UW Board of Regents approved a resolution that allows UW students who have “dismiss[ed] the expressive rights of others” to be suspended after having done so twice, and expelled after having done so three times. And — today the white supremacist Richard Spencer is scheduled to speak on the University of Florida campus […]
(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.
(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.
MADISON (WORT) –A plan to lure more out-of-state students to Wisconsin is making waves at UW-Madison. Administrators have asked the Board of Regents to waive the enrollment limit for nonresident undergraduate students at the flagship university. The request has sparked criticism from those who say the revenue-generating strategy will have hidden costs. Darien Lamen reports.
MADISON (WORT) — Earlier this year, the office of Governor Scott Walker moved to remove language regarding the Wisconsin Idea. Facing an squall of opposition, the governor restored the language, but it looks like the UW Board of Regents is taking another step to protect the concept. Kristian Knutsen reports.