State Senate Republicans tap new leaders for committees including universities, health care

State Senate Republicans have tapped a list of committee chairpersons that includes Sen.-elect Dale Kooyenga leading a committee on universities and technical colleges. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald announced the list Monday. It includes every committee chairperson for the 2019-20 biennial cycle starting in January. > Wisconsin State Journal

Evers says his UW System Board of Regents appointees will not be ’employees of mine’

Gov.-elect Tony Evers, at his last meeting as a member of the UW Board of Regents, briefly outlined a vision for higher education that has often been at odds with a board governed almost entirely by Gov. Scott Walker appointees. > Wisconsin State Journal

UW-Stevens Point faculty want regents to oust administrators


Faculty and students are demanding regents oust the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s administrators, arguing they’re erratic and incompetent. Faculty members and students sent the regents a letter Thursday expressing a lack of confidence in Chancellor Bernie Patterson’s administration. > AP News

Some seats have opened up on the UW System Board of Regents. Who will fill them?


Gov.-elect Tony Evers said last spring he “can’t wait” to replace his colleagues on the board overseeing the state’s university system. His razor-thin win means it will soon become a reality, but it will take years before a new Evers-appointed majority emerges on the UW System’s Board of Regents. > Wisconsin State Journal

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