Scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison want to stamp out antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Their weapons of choice are deception and a powerful gene-editing tool called CRISPR. CRISPR has been making waves over the past few years, leading to what some are calling the “CRISPR Revolution,” impacting industries from healthcare to agriculture. Initially borrowed from bacteria, which… Read more »
“We can’t freeze tuition forever,” Rep. John Nygren, R-Marinette, told the Wisconsin State Journal, making him the second member of the Joint Finance Committee to indicate interest in allowing limited UW tuition increases.
The university’s reach is not just civic—it is financial as well. In fact, the Wisconsin Idea even began in part as a way to ensure that the knowledge from state universities would be a way to for citizens to exercise power in their economy. UW-Madison is credited with generating an estimated $15 billion in statewide economic activity in 2015 and many of its programs are considered vital in producing the next generation of the state’s doctors, engineers and scientists.
Madison’s graduation rate outperforms all other UW System schools
As we collectively sift through priorities for the Wisconsin state budget currently being put together, certainly the University of Wisconsin deserves thoughtful consideration. We received further justification for that over the last couple of weeks. First came the news that UW-Madison ranked No. 1 among large schools on the Peace Corps’ 2017 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges… Read more »
UW-Madison graduate programs are ranked among the nation’s best in the 2018 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools.”
Chancellor Rebecca Blank is seeking tuition increases for some UW-Madison students. There has been a tuition freeze for in-state students since 2013; Chancellor Blank is looking to raise out-of-state and professional student tuition in this 2-part plan. The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents passed half of the plan in 2015, which raised tuition… Read more »
It has been a challenging year for Wisconsin’s top research university, and the ability of the university to keep pace with the nation’s elite research institutions has been affected as the University of Wisconsin-Madison saw its ranking for research activity drop from fourth to sixth.
Shrinking state funding to the UW system and the adoption of controversial new tenure policies by the school’s Board of Regents led Ewig and Jones — part of a group of faculty members who have fled Wisconsin to work at the University of Minnesota and elsewhere — to consider other job offers.
UW system officials want to stay up-to-date on planned projects for construction/reconstruction at universities amid the lack of state funding issues. With an estimated over $2 billion needed to fix every maintenance issue in campus buildings across the state, the reconstruction of many problematic buildings will have to wait. The UW system is now looking… Read more »