Many School of Journalism profs offer support

A letter of support from most of the professors at the top-ranked School of Journalism and Mass Communication at UW-Madison. February 16, 2011 To the Governor and Legislature: We, the undersigned faculty and staff members of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, oppose the cuts to state employee benefits now being pushed through the…

Two thousand students walk out, fill State Street

For immediate release Contact: Alex Hanna, 765-404-6996 Kevin Gibbons, 813-466-0952 Hundreds of students, chanting “Show me what democracy looks like! This is what democracy looks like!” filled State Street at 10 a.m. They marched to the Capitol for the beginning of the Senate session that will consider the union-busting budget repair bill at 11 a.m.…

Let's stop activity on campus tomorrow

The Teaching Assistants’ Association is strongly calling for a “teach out” tomorrow. This means we’re calling for all activity to cease on campus in response to the threat that the Budget Repair Bill poses to graduate employees, the university community, and workers across the state. We are not calling for the cancelling of classes, since…

Chancellor Martin supports us

For Immediate Release Contact: Alex Hanna, 765-404-6996 Kevin Gibbons, 813-466-0952 The Teaching Assistants’ Association is thrilled that Chancellor Biddy Martin is calling for the vote on the so called Budget Repair Bill to be delayed, “in the strongest possible terms.” She goes on to say “Before curtailing collective bargaining rights that have been in place…

Republicans close hearing, Dems continue to listen

Slightly after 3 a.m., Chairman Robin Vos (R – 63) brought the Joint Finance Committee’s public hearing on the budget repair bill to an end. The Republican co-chairs suggested that the hearing might resume tomorrow at noon. The committee’s Democratic senators were joined by other democratic representatives and the group of seven legislators proceeded to…