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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Upcoming Events

Events related to UW-Madison/Budget, 3/9-11

March 9th, 2011 View Comments

3/10 (Thur) 4-5:30pm, Wisconsin Idea Room, Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall: Panel discussion on the impact of the proposed public authority model for UW-Madison

3/11 (Fri) 7-9pm, First United Methodist Church, 203 Wisconsin Ave:

Teach-in on The Economics of the Wisconsin Labor Struggle

Thursday, March 10 4-5:30 pm

Wisconsin Idea Room, Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall

Public authority status for UW-Madison represents the most fundamental change to this campus in nearly 40 years, and the issue has come up during a time of fiscal and political crisis. Our University community must have a solid basis for informed discussion of these matters. To this end, PROFS has assembled a distinguished panel of speakers who will present four perspectives on this topic. The discussion will take place:

Speakers include:

  • University of Wisconsin Regent Tom Loftus
  • Former Assistant Chancellor Harry Peterson
  • Professor Cyrena Pondrom
  • Professor Jeremi Suri

The panel is aimed at offering diverse views on the issue of public authority status for UW-Madison independent of UW-System. The expertise of the panel spans national and state politics and US and Wisconsin higher education leadership, including knowledge of the history of higher education in Wisconsin and understanding of the state and campus budget processes.

This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, March 11 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm

First United Methodist Church

203 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison, WI

The Labor & Working Class Studies Project

Presents a Teach-in on



  • Jim Cavanaugh, South Central Federation of Labor
  • Laura Dresser, Center on Wisconsin Strategy
  • Patrick Hickey, Workers Rights Center
  • Edo Navot, Graduate Student Researcher, COWS
  • Michael Rosen, Milwaukee Area Technical College

Free & open to the public

The Labor & Working Class Studies Project is a collaborative campus-labor-community initiative to connect the campus and the community in dialogue and action on issues related to labor and working class people. For more information, contact Patrick Barrett at

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