Wisconsin and Egypt: A tale of two uprisings

TAA co-president Alex Hanna is currently conducting fieldwork in Egypt. He recently blogged about the experience for the Isthmus’ Daily Page: The comparison between Cairo and Madison has been made on more than one occasion, by high-profile figures from state Senator Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee) to Code Pink activist Medea Benjamin. It’s overwrought and problematic on…

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UW-Madison delays changes to teaching pay for grad students

The Wisconsin Gazette reported on the Rally for Fair Graduate Student Pay: Concerned about the effect the new proposal will have on departments across campus, Brooks said, “When the administration pushes through policy changes like this, without graduate student input, it marginalizes traditional, non-grant based departments, but most importantly, it impinges on the world-class education…

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UW System’s future unsure

During the debate, which was hosted by the Teaching Assistants’ Association, Chancellor Biddy Martin debated with UW System and United Council representatives to advocate the New Badger Partnership, saying the proposal would serve to preserve the campus’s status as an internationally dominant research university rather than damage the other system campuses. Opponents of the plan…

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