With last week’s appointment of Market & Johnson vice president Jason Plante to the UW System Board of Regents, Eau Claire will be well-represented on the governing body of Wisconsin’s public university system. Assuming he is confirmed, Plante will join RegentsPresident John Behling of Eau Claire and UW-Eau Claire student Regent Ryan Ring on the board, giving the state’s eighth-largest city three of the 18 seats on the panel. Plante, 43, one of five owners of Eau
Visionary. It’s a weighty word, but one that pops up often when friends and colleagues discuss former UW-Stout Chancellor Charles Sorensen, who retired in August 2014 after serving as the university’s top official for 26 years. Sorensen, who died Friday in Florida at age 77 following complications from a recent stroke, is remembered as a dynamic leader who helped shape UW-Stout into the high-tech, career-focused campus that it is today. “I think he was a visionary leader,
MADISON — UW System President Ray Cross is responding to criticism from faculty and students who say he failed to consult them on the plan to merge two-year campuses with four-year universities. Cross said system leaders had to act quickly to avoid the closure of several campuses, Wisconsin Public Radio reported. Cross said he believes in shared governance but it’s not clearly understood what responsibilities fall to the administration and what falls to faculty, staff and students.
Computers have made examining government records easier than ever. The smallest townships across Wisconsin post the meeting agendas and minutes online. And websites for government agencies at all levels contain an enormous amount of other information. Electronic records are also available on request. Say you want to see a skate-park-feasibility study you’ve heard about. You can request this record from the agency that keeps it, and receive it via email. The whole process can be completed
MADISON — UW System regents are considering raising tuition for nonresident and graduate students at three institutions next year. The regents’ finance committee is set to vote on the proposal Thursday morning during a meeting at UW-Madison. Approval would send the increases to the full Board of Regents for consideration on Friday. Nonresident undergraduate tuition at UW-Eau Claire would increase by $355 to $15,636. Nonresident undergraduate tuition for the materials science and
Seven instructional or supervisory staff members at regional state universities were the subject of sexual harassment investigations over the past four years. At least two of those employees, both instructors at UW-Stout in Menomonie, are no longer employed on that campus. Those are among the details revealed in newly released records about sexual assault and harassment investigations in the UW System. The records, released in response to an open records request by the Milwaukee Journal