UW System

10:32 am
Thu January 29, 2015

UW System President Freezes Hiring, Pay Raises, Travel

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UW System President Ray Cross is ordering cost-saving moves, in light of Gov. Walker's plan to cut funding for the system by 13%, while freezing tuition.

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1:35 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Wisconsin Would Not Be The First To Alter Its Relationship With Public Universities

UW-Madison's Bascom Hall
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Across the U.S., public universities are seeking less input from state leaders, on how to spend money, build and teach.

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Politics & Government
4:14 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Walker Proposes 13% Funding Cut to UW System, in Exchange for Greater Autonomy

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Gov. Walker says he’s giving university leaders what they’ve wanted for years.

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11:58 am
Fri December 5, 2014

UW System President Wants Alignment with State Needs

Pres. Ray Cross wants the UW System to consider reducing the number of credits needed for graduation and the need for elective courses.

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Politics & Government
10:36 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Voter ID Update: Wisconsin Given Until Tuesday to Respond; UW System to Issue New Student IDs

Federal appeals court wants a state response to a request, that the full court reconsider the status of Wisconsin's Voter ID law.

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3:41 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

UW Board of Regents to Consider Request for $95 million Increase in State Funding

The University of Wisconsin System says it needs more money in the next biennial state budget.

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4:45 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Regents Choose New UW System President

Ray Cross has served as chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and UW-Extension since 2011
Credit UW-Extension

The Board of Regents announced Thursday that Ray Cross will head the UW System.

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1:18 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

UW System President Kevin Reilly Resigning

After nearly nine years at the helm, Kevin Reilly is stepping down as head of the University of Wisconsin System.

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Politics & Government
3:27 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Panel to Vote Wednesday on Pay Raise for State Workers

The governor is recommending a 1 percent pay raise for state employees in each of the next two years.

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7:57 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Walker Seeks Tuition Freeze

Gov. Scott Walker wants to cut an increase in UW Systemfunding by more than half.

Gov. Scott Walker wants to freeze tuition at UW system schools for the next two years.  The change is part of an amended budget request the Walker administration has submitted to the Joint Finance Committee.   The Governor also wants to cut an increase in UW system funding from $181 million to about $87 million. The changes come after news surfaced that the UW system had a $650 million surplus. Changes in the new budget proposal would lower the UW system reserve fund by $136 million.

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