Sen. Mark Miller: Keep our public broadcasting insulated from politics

In its major restructuring of the UW System, the Board of Regents plans to move WPR and WPT out of UW Extension and into President Ray Cross’ office. State Sen. Mark Miller (D-Monona) says that should not happen. > Isthmus

Performance metrics, teaching load plans approved by UW regents

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The UW System Board of Regents has approved a formula for divvying up a chunk of new state aid according to schools’ performances. State public schools Superintendent Tony Evers cast the only dissenting vote, saying such an approach to funding doesn’t work. > Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

Regents proposal: UW will track professors’ teaching hours starting in January

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The teaching workload of University of Wisconsin faculty and other instructional staff will be monitored starting in January, but no other parts of their jobs will see the same scrutiny, according to a proposal before the Board of Regents for approval Thursday. > Cap Times

Regents approve UW campus mergers

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On a 16-2 vote Thursday, the UW System Board of Regents has approved a sweeping restructuring plan to merge the system’s two-year colleges with its four-year universities and make changes to UW-Extension. Tony Evers and Janice Mueller were the only regents to vote against the plan after three-plus hours of discussion and comments. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Former UW official: What has system President Cross done to fix UW Colleges and Extension?

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As a proposal to reorganize the UW System goes to the Board of Regents for approval, just a month after it was announced by system President Ray Cross, a former university official is wondering what Cross has done to resolve the issues he now cites as reasons to dismantle the system. > Cap Times

One year after the election, UW campus feels a greater divide

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One year after President Trump was elected into office, UW students have continued their mission to create a unified campus, even amid growing tensions between partisans. But some report noticing conversations being held and viewpoints being discussed that weren’t present before the election. > Badger Herald