Jessica Tormey, who resigned in the wake of a drunken-driving conviction and allegations of sexual harassment, got a payout of about $54,000 from the University of Wisconsin System to resign earlier this year.
The UW Board of Regents provided 10 of 13 UW chancellors with an early Christmas present: performace raises ranging from $14,421 to $72,668.
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"Thank you for putting up with me for the last nine and a half years," Evers said to his colleagues on the board.
Senate President Roger Roth ordered the Senate gallery cleared of onlookers, prompting jeers and shouts of "Shame! Shame!"
Madison streets around the construction site for the UW-Madison Chemistry Building project are in lane closure and street closing mode and will be for the balance of the week.
Changes to the UW System's "Program Productivity Monitoring" policy would "accelerate the timeline" to eliminate academic programs by relying on a single metric: the average number of graduates produced in a given time period.
A federal district court ordered WARF to pay another university $31.6 million for breach of contract earlier this week.
The move comes in the wake of a proposal that will eliminate six academic majors and lay off faculty to reduce the university’s roughly $8 million deficit.
UW-La Crosse Chancellor Joe Gow received a reprimand from his boss, University of Wisconsin System president Ray Cross, for inviting a former porn star to speak to students on campus earlier this semester.
Applicants submitted ideas from Oct. 1-31 for technology that will enhance quality of life, improve working environments, expand transportation networks and living spaces, inspire creative city planning, and promote sustainable energy solutions.
"I don’t think others understand how hard it is being in a low-income family," UW-Madison freshman Ethan Heckler said of the effort to balance school and work.
The UW-Madison Law School will start a program early next year that will bring more lawyers to court to represent domestic abuse victims seeking legal protection from their abusers.
Newly proposed rules put forth last week by President Donald Trump's education secretary would reduce the liability of UW-Madison and other Wisconsin universities investigating sexual assault by changing the very definition of what constitutes sexual harassment.
UW-Madison remained in the top ten among US universities in spending on research and development, according to an annual survey from the National Science Foundation.
"I realize what I do is not the most important thing in the world," Mike Leckrone said of his legacy. "I haven’t contributed to any great discoveries. I’ve brought a few smiles to people’s faces."
The university's latest report, based on more than 40 interviews, details how the professor's behavior distressed nearly the entire department, not just the women that came forward with complaints.
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Chancellor Joe Gow has apologized to students and staff for the controversy ignited by a porn star’s recent visit, saying he did not anticipate so much vitriol, so many provocative headlines.