News & Notes
August 7, 2017 Foxconn is coming to Wisconsin and a key piece of this plan is UW-Madison, our state’s world class research university, and the excellent engineering programs at UW-Milwaukee and UW-Platteville. Last month’s announcement Foxconn would be investing $10 billion to directly employ between 3,000 and 13,000 people at new facilities in southeastern Wisconsin was the… Read more »
Executive Director Matt Kussow issued the following statement: “We’re disappointed UW-System administrators accelerated the trend of cutting pubic support for UW-Madison, today. Based on the comments at the meeting…
This is bad for UW-Madison and bad for Wisconsin…UW-Madison alumni across the nation should be outraged at this development. I fear this is just the beginning of efforts to erode the flagship’s ability to strengthen the System and the state.
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.”