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The university is beginning to address how it would handle what would be the largest budget cut in university history, proposed by Gov. Jim Doyle to lawmakers Feb. 18.
A state budget that could inflict another $35 million in cuts to the University of Wisconsin System and requires non-union state workers to contribute 1.5 percent of their salary to their retirement accounts won approval in the Republican-run Legislature and now faces veto scrutiny by Democrat Gov. Jim Doyle.
UW-Madison recently announced up to one year of nonresident tuition remission for domestic partners and their dependents.
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The UW System Board of Regents is asking for state funding for the 2005-07 biennium that will help its 26 campuses and UW-Extension begin to recover from the $250 million in state budget cuts they took in the 2003-05 biennium, while providing more access and services for students.
Eric Trekell is the first full-time director of UW–Madison's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Campus Center, a new unit in the Offices of the Dean of Students that is responsible for fostering a positive learning environment for LGBT students, and for providing resources and advocacy on LGBT issues to the wider university community.
The Office of Human Resource Development is offering a class for managers, supervisors and academic leaders who are helping staff deal with budget uncertainties. The free course is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m.-noon, in 220 Ingraham Hall.
Cuts in UW–Madison's portion of the state budget will have a major negative impact on instruction and student services, statewide public service, and the university's ability to bolster the economy, says Provost Peter Spear.