University of Wisconsin schools will now be required to suspend students after two violations and expel them after three.
When a professor was pulled out of a lecture and suddenly stopped teaching his other classes, Alex Nemec, a student journalist at the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh, filed records requests to find out why. Nemec has encountered two hurdles to accessing records, the first imposed by the University and the second by the professor himself.
The University of Wisconsin system will no longer have to reveal final candidates for its top positions, now that an exemption has been signed into law with the state biennial budget.
In a proposal slipped into the state budget that wasn't considered through the normal process for bills, Wisconsin legislators are proposing to repeal a requirement that makes public universities disclose the top five candidates for chancellor, president and other top positions. Instead, the public would be entitled only to the names of those "seriously considered," which might be just one name. Open-government advocates are decrying the maneuver as a step backward for public accountability.
Journalism organizations are expressing concern over a budget provision added by state lawmakers targeting the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.
After a negative community reaction to a recent Web adlinking to a Holocaust denial site, the staff of The Badger Herald at theUniversity of Wisconsin - Madison is reevaluating its policies for acceptingadvertisements.
The UWM Post at the University of Wisconsin,Milwaukee, was awarded a settlement last week in its public records lawsuitagainst the university.
Groups representing America's collegestudent media asked the U.S. Supreme Court this week to overturna lower court ruling that they warned "could threaten thevery existence of student media on hundreds of public collegecampuses nationwide."
The United States Supreme Court agreed March 29 to review a decision out of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals about whether public college students have the right to refuse to support organizations that use mandatory student fees to engage in political speech.