Last week, the UW Board of Regents approved policy changes allowing UW System campuses to sell the naming rights of their buildings to businesses and other outside organizations. Earlier today, WORT producer Shaun Soman spoke with Tom O’Guinn, a professor of marketing at UW-Madison, about the changes.
“Great job. Thank you very much for being here. You deserve a ton of credit. You should be under the tent, and we should be out there.” That’s State Representative Gary Hebl addressing a crowd of students, teachers, and community members gathered outside the Capitol this afternoon — despite unfavorable weather — to demand more funding […]
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly attributed UW-Stevens Point Chancellor Bernie Patterson’s statement to Nick Schultz. “What do you want? Funding! When do you want it? Now!” A winter storm warning did not deter UW system student organizers, alumni, and faculty from marching to the Board of Regents Office in opposition to a […]
UW extension chancellor Cathy Sandeen supports the changes, even though it means her division wouldn’t exist after July of next year. UW extension currently operates the system’s thirteen two year campuses, which are designed to be affordable options for college students — many of whom go on to transfer to a four year UW school. […]
This week we’re revisiting a conversation that we had back in February about the nuances of free speech on college campuses. The subject has only become more tangled and more urgent over the past few months. Across the country, people across the political spectrum have used incidents like Ann Coulter’s decision to cancel a speech […]
Tone Madison‘s Scott Gordon talks with UW-Madison professor Don Moynihan about his silly and serious pursuits on Twitter, and especially his hashtag #TantalizingTopofHumanHeads. Music on this segment by Brain Grimmer. Subscribe to the Tone Madison/WORT-FM podcast on iTunes.