Where Wisconsin’s gubernatorial, U.S. Senate candidates stand on UW education


What can the UW and its students expect from the candidates for governor and U.S. Senate if they were to win this November? The Badger Herald provides brief profiles examining what each candidate’s victory would mean for the UW system.

UW-Madison, Foxconn announce $100 million research partnership

Foxconn will give the University of Wisconsin-Madison $100 million to fund science and technology research, officials from the university and the Taiwanese electronics company announced on Monday. The contribution is among the largest in the university’s history and marks UW-Madison’s largest industry research partnership. > Cap Times

Tony Evers, Bryan Steil — both running for office — cast the only ‘no’ votes on UW budget

The only votes Thursday against UW System state budget requests came from Regent Bryan Steil, the Republican candidate for U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan’s congressional seat, and regent and state superintendent of schools Tony Evers, the Democrat running against Gov. Scott Walker. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Lawmakers spar over UW System budget proposal

State lawmakers are clashing in the wake of the new UW System budget proposal, disagreeing over the fundamental role of the university system. Republicans who control the Legislature say the system is making appropriate and timely changes to spur economic growth, while Democrats are decrying the system’s direction as inappropriately political. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Walker says if re-elected, he’ll freeze UW tuition for four more years

Gov. Scott Walker says if re-elected, he’ll seek to extend the existing UW System tuition freeze for in-state undergraduate students for another four years. Several of his Dem challengers have also said they will continue to freeze tuition, with most also wanting to make two-year and technical college tuition free. > Wisconsin State Journal

Inside the ‘free speech’ debate that rocked a Wisconsin campus and rippled across the country

PBS News Hour looks in-depth at the clashes on college campuses, spurred by extremist speakers, that have compelled legislators in more than a dozen states to introduce bills to punish hecklers, with the Wisconsin legislature adopting the country’s strictest policy.

‘Reclaim the UW’ protesters call for more higher education funding


Demonstrators called for legislators to better fund the UW System Wednesday in Madison. One of several protests focused on funding cuts and tuition freezes at campuses across the state within the last several months, the rally included speeches by Democratic gubernatorial candidates Tony Evers and Kelda Roys, and state Rep. Katrina Shankland (D-Stevens Point). > Wisconsin Public Radio