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Published: Brutal Arrest of Oberservers at Capitol

United Council would like to know, will students be treated like this when at the Capitol? Damon Terrell, a staff member at United Council, took his lunch break to go and observe an event that has been going for a little over two years at the Capitol, the noontime singalong. He was tackled by several police officers and carried out in an overtly hostile fashion despite the fact that he was seen on video calmly backing away and avoiding confrontation with the police. Brutal arrests are what appears to be an escalation of force in the noontime “Solidarity Singers.” Most students are back in town and start classes next week. Unfortunately many marginalized groups face similar fears of hostile policing around the UW System with racial profiling and discrimination displayed by police…

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Trayvon Martin Case Ends

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Martin family. The court decision today will broadly effect the safety of our students across the nation, as well as here in Wisconsin. Racial Discrimination and violence are hurting a generation of young people of color.

Letter from the United Council of UW Students President

United Council of UW Students is an organization that works for the concrete improvements in the lives of students with many backgrounds and walks of life.

“Racism is still very prevalent in society, and a reality of everyday life for many students,” says Lamonte Moore, President of United Council of UW Student, UW-Fond du Lac Student. “This decision is very disheartening to the student movement in Wisconsin. We will continue pushing forward with social justice awareness with the highest priority and empower the youth of today.”

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Published: 3/26/2013 via Channel 3000 reports Mary Jo Ola

Group, lawmaker call for UW tuition cap

With the expected confirmation of Rebecca Blank as the new University of Wisconsin-Madison chancellor next week, some said they’re concerned about a tuition increase.

Published: 3/21/2013 via Walworth County Today

UW System head says budget would keep tuitions low

Reilly said liberal arts graduates may not find jobs in their chosen fields, but can often find rewarding careers in other fields in which employers want graduates who can write well, are comfortable with numbers, have good problem-solving skills and can work well in teams.

He returned to the concept of affordability and a tuition cap, pointing to four people who sat silently in the audience wearing red T-shirts that read, “Cap Tuition at UW.”

“The kids behind you who are just screaming to cap tuition, they’re 100 percent right,” he said.

Published: 3/21/2013 via the Northwestern

Reilly: Tuition cap would hurt flexibility

He returned to the concept of affordability and a tuition cap, pointing to four people who sat silently in the audience wearing red T-shirts that read, “Cap Tuition at UW.”

“The kids behind you who are just screaming to cap tuition, they’re 100 percent right,” he said.

Reilly said the difference in lifetime salary between somebody who has a high school diploma and someone with a college degree works out on average to between $750,000 and $1 million in a lifetime, making a college education a good investment for the vast majority of students.

Published: 3/21/2013 via Wisconsin Rapids Tribune

UW System head says budget would keep tuitions low

Reilly says $153 million of the total is already committed to expenses such as leases, utilities and costs associated with previously approved construction and renovation projects.A handful of people attended the budget committee’s meeting wearing red T-shirts that read, “Cap Tuition at UW.” Walker’s budget would lift a tuition cap that currently limits tuition hikes to 5.5 percent, and students have called on legislators to renew the cap.

Published: 3/21/2013 via Green Bay Press Gazzette

Walker budget would keep tuitions low, UW System president says

Reilly says $153 million of the total is already committed to expenses such as leases, utilities and costs associated with previously approved construction and renovation projects. A handful of people attended the budget committee’s meeting wearing red T-shirts that read, “Cap Tuition at UW.” Walker’s budget would lift a tuition cap that limits tuition hikes to 5.5 percent. Students have called on legislators to renew the cap.

Published: 3/21/2013 via WisPolitics: Budget Blog by Andy Szal

Reilly says he hopes to ‘self-cap’ tuition

Responding to concerns about tuition levels from committee members, UW System President Kevin Reilly asked the JFC to refrain from implementing a tuition cap on the UW in the budget.

But he said he had opened up discussions with the United Council of UW Students about what they would find as an acceptable tuition increase in hopes of finding a level at which to “self-cap.”

Reilly was responding to a question from Rep. Cory Mason, D-Racine, who expressed concern about increasing levels of student debt.

Published: 3/21/2013 via Badger Herald by Polo Rocha

Reilly asks for no tuition cap

A group of students sat in the committee room wearing red “Cap Tuition At UW” shirts. United Council of UW Students has been pushing for a tuition cap, as Walker removed the 5.5 percent cap he had put in the last biennial budget.

Reilly said he has had conversations with United Council already, seeking to set an acceptable amount for tuition to increase.

Published: 3/21/2013 via NBC 15 WMTV

UW System Head Says Budget Would Keep Tuition Low

Reilly says $153 million of the total is already committed to expenses such as leases, utilities and costs associated with previously approved construction and renovation projects.

A handful of people attended the budget committee’s meeting wearing red T-shirts that read, “Cap Tuition at UW.” Walker’s budget would lift a tuition cap that currently limits tuition hikes to 5.5 percent, and students have called on legislators to renew the cap.