A month after delaying votes on six University of Wisconsin System projects in reaction to news about the system’s budget reserves, the state’s Building Commission on Wednesday approved the projects with no objection.
Nearly a month after postponing a vote on various University of Wisconsin System projects in response to revelations about hefty reserves, a Republican member of the state Building Commission said he is likely to approve the projects when they come before the commission this month.
The University of Wisconsin System’s hefty cash reserves worked against it Wednesday when the state Building Commission postponed approving several projects so it could decide how to split the cost.
The governor’s latest budget proposal would allow for the sale of state property to help pay down the state’s debt, but a University of Wisconsin System official says UW lands aren’t likely at risk.
State bureaucrats, it seems, are less than enthusiastic about the law requiring an annual report itemizing how much Wisconsin spends contracting out work to various service providers.
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will become the first school in the UW System to offer a so-called flexible degree, in which students will be able to earn college credit for knowledge already gained through work or life experience, university officials said Wednesday.
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is in a housing bind that sets it apart from many other state campuses.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s historic Babcock Hall Dairy Plant took a step closer to a $31.9 million upgrade Thursday.
The Board of Regents on Thursday approved UW System’s 2013-2015 biennium budget request for an additional $20.8 million in state money.