The question surrounding Interim Chancellor David Ward's term length recently surfaced as UW-Madison's University Committee requested he stay an additional year. While the interim position is only allotted a single-year term during a search and screen process, members of the UW faculty argue Ward's background, collegiate experience and national insight put him in the best position to lead UW-Madison through Wisconsin's rocky political climate.
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Early this week, UW-Madison fell under extreme scrutiny from a political think tank for its alleged discriminatory admissions practices, and in turn, aroused a legitimate fury in the campus community. The Center for Equal Opportunity—a Virginia-based conservative organization—released a report Monday night stating that, based on ACT and SAT test scores as well as class rank, UW-Madison enrollment rates significantly favor black and Hispanic applicants over white and Asian ones.
Where you stand on the issue of Wisconsin's ""concealed carry"" law—which allows licensed gun owners to carry concealed weapons in public places and businesses—likely comes down to one question: Do you feel safer with more guns around you?
Walker worst for Wisconsin
Until recently, the Associated Students of Madison's bafflingly unorganized, unaccountable and bureaucratic funding system could justifiably be compared to a wild game of Monopoly with student segregated fees. This year, however, we were pleased to see ASM make some refreshing and efficient changes when it came to getting things done.
The first weeks in office for any newly-elected public officer serve as a good time to lay groundwork for the agenda's most pressing issues, so it makes sense that Madison Mayor Paul Soglin jumped right into the action.
Most of the decisions surrounding the New Badger Partnership have focused on its promise to keep UW-Madison competitive in spite of deep budget cuts from the state. But beyond the financial benefits of increased autonomy, public authority status also presents UW-Madison students with a golden opportunity to strengthen shared governance.
In many cases, the Associated Students of Madison is the target of undue criticism, even from us. But there's no doubt the recent actions of a few high-profile ASM members warrant a critical eye.
The future of UW-Madison's authority model grows hazier as Chancellor Biddy Martin finds her brainchild gridlocked between UW System officials and the Wisconsin state Legislature. As evidenced by her e-mail sent to UW-Madison students last Thursday, Martin's attempts to implement the New Badger Partnership—a plan to increase UW-Madison's flexibility through the establishment of a public authority model that would break the university from the UW System—are growing increasingly desperate. Although Martin earned the support of Gov. Scott Walker in his proposed biennial budget, the idea of Wisconsin's most prestigious and economically viable research institution stripping away from the UW System has sister universities and the Board of Regents disconcerted.
Connections matter when it comes to getting a job, and we realize politics is no different.
Working as a Madison Common Council alderman requires a pragmatic approach to city politics, new policy initiatives and an openness to differing opinions. That is why we are endorsing Sam Stevenson for District 2.
Sometimes, one candidate in an election is so head-and-shoulders above his opponent the endorsement is a no-brainer. That is the case in this year's race to represent District 8, where Scott Resnick has shown that he is the best person to serve on Madison's Common Council.
It's no secret that the race for Dane County Executive has become about which candidate can best distance themself from Gov. Scott Walker. Both Dane County Supervisor Eileen Bruskewitz and state Rep. Joe Parisi, D-Madison, seem to have similar plans on a number of important issues.
Most Madisonians consider Mayor Dave Cieslewicz a nice guy, and we won't disagree. But the city faces a new challenge every day, and we don't want it to lose its unique character. That's why we're endorsing former mayor, local legend and current challenger Paul Soglin on April 5.
With Wisconsin legislators between sessions and the budget repair bill temporarily tied up in the courts, state Republicans and Democrats have—relatively speaking—taken a welcome break from the political pettiness that's become so standard this term.
The Capitol hasn't exactly been the most friendly place lately. Gov. Scott Walker has made it his mission to go after Wisconsin's ferociously greedy teachers and prison guards, the Fitzgerald brothers struck a decisive blow against Democratic senate staffers by taking away their copy machine privileges and state Sen. Lena Taylor, D-Milwaukee, apparently feels that she can compare Wisconsin's Republicans to gang rapists. With all the vitriol flying around, it makes the latest proposal from state Sen. Tim Cullen, D-Janesville, all the more refreshing.
Starting on Feb. 21, The Daily Cardinal and countless other news outlets throughout the state began receiving an onslaught of e-mails from the governor's press office titled, ""Collective Bargaining is a Fiscal Issue.""
Last Tuesday, Gov. Scott Walker released his much-anticipated 2011-'13 biennial budget proposal. Built to eliminate Wisconsin's $3.6 billion deficit, the UW System expected the proposal to contain drastic cuts as well as major hits to pertinent educational programs—adding to already heated contentions over Walker's budget repair bill.
As state Assembly Democrats tried to delay a vote on Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair bill early Friday morning, Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore Bill Kramer, R-Waukesha, committed an act that one Democrat accurately described as ""a stain on democracy.""