The University of Wisconsin System plans to open another investigation into alleged sexual harassment at UW-Whitewater after another woman’s account of actions by the chancellor’s husband not included in a previous investigation that led to him being banned from campus. A Whitewater Common Council member came forward earlier this week as one of the women allegedly sexually harassed by Alan “Pete” Hill, husband to chancellor Beverly Kopper. The councilwoman, Stephanie
WHITEWATER — A Whitewater Common Council member says University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Chancellor Beverly Kopper’s husband groped her and Kopper should resign. UW System President Ray Cross banned Pete Hill from campus and stripped him of his title as associate to the chancellor in June in response to allegations Hill sexually harassed several women. Whitewater Alderwoman Stephanie Vander Pass posted on Facebook on Sunday that Hill put his hand up her skirt, down the back of her
MADISON — The University of Wisconsin-Madison and Foxconn Technology Group will manage their new research partnership largely behind closed doors, documents detailing the agreement show. Foxconn and UW-Madison announced plans in August to create a technology institute on campus as well as a research facility in Mount Pleasant, where the Taiwanese electronics giant is constructing a massive flat-screen manufacturing facility with the help of up to $3.2 billion in state incentives. The
MADISON — Foxconn Technology Group announced Monday that it will invest $100 million in engineering and innovation research at UW-Madison, which is one of the largest gifts in the school’s history and comes as the Taiwan-based electronics giant builds its first North American factory in southeastern Wisconsin. Foxconn CEO Terry Gou and UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank signed an agreement that also calls for the creation of a science and technology institute on the UW-Madison
MADISON — UW System leaders won’t seek any tuition or student fee increases in the next state budget but will consider asking Gov. Scott Walker for an additional $107 million in state aid to help meet Republican-imposed performance goals and increase access to high-demand programs. System leaders released their 2019-21 budget request Monday. The Board of Regents is scheduled to vote on the request Thursday during a meeting at UW-Madison. Approval would send the request on to Gov.
MADISON — Immunization groups and the mother of a student who died from bacterial meningitis are urging UW-Madison to require the meningitis B vaccine. A coalition sent letters this month to universities, asking campuses to join Indiana University and Purdue University in the vaccination requirement, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. The shots are typically covered by insurance and cost about $200. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that children age 11
OSHKOSH — A judge has approved a plan by the UW-Oshkosh Foundation to auction off one of two biodigesters this month to pay off creditors. Court documents say Fond du Lac County Judge Richard Nuss approved the foundation’s plan to sell its Rosendale Biodigester during an Aug. 27 auction The biodigester converts animal waste into energy. Last month, the foundation reported it had “serious negotiations with over five qualified purchasers” for the property. Foundation