UW-Madison Chancellor Biddy Martin is asking for back-up support on the plan to split the university from the rest of the UW System.
She sent a letter for faculty, staff and students encouraging them to reach out to lawmakers in support of the proposal, called the New Badger Partnership.
But the co-president of the Teaching Assistants’ Association — which opposes the controversial plan — questioned the chancellor’s message.
“It’s pretty outrageous that the chancellor would use her position and the university resources to tell students, faculty and staff to lobby for this policy,” said Alex Hanna, co-president of the T.A.A.
Read more from the Wisconsin State Journal.