UW System will pay close attention to the governor’s raceThe University of Wisconsin System is likely to take a keen interest in the fall elections, after another round of tuition hikes.
By: Chuck Quirmbach, Wisconsin Public Radio, Superior Telegram
The University of Wisconsin System is likely to take a keen interest in the fall elections, after another round of tuition hikes.
In Milwaukee, Thursday, the UW Board of Regents voted to raise tuition more than 5 percent this fall, for most in-state students at four-year campuses. The university says the additional revenue is needed to partly offset decreases in state aid. This'll be the latest in a long string of tuition hikes at larger UW schools, and comes as almost all UW faculty and staff are going through two years of pay cuts.
During the meeting, Regent David Walsh said the upcoming fall election campaigns would be a good time to ask candidates about how they'll support the UW-System.
UW-System president Kevin Reilly says he'll ask the next governor and legislature to restore the funds cut from the university.
The price tag for just bringing faculty and staff back to pre-furlough salary levels could be in the tens of millions of dollars.