Students & neighbors protest Walker’s plan to privatize UW-Madison

Students Protest UW-Madison Split At Bascom Hall
Protesters Hold Sit-In At Bascom Hall
Updated: 9:12 pm CDT April 26, 2011

MADISON, Wis. — University of Wisconsin-Madison students and campus community members are engaging in a sit-in at Bascom Hall to protest the idea of splitting UW-Madison from the rest of the UW System.

Chanting the words “our house,” protesters entered Bascom Hall Tuesday afternoon to hold a sit-in outside Chancellor Biddy Martin’s office.

Martin has been pushing her plan for the New Badger Partnership, which would spin off UW-Madison from the rest of the UW System.

Gov. Scott Walker included the split in his budget proposal. Under his proposal, UW-Madison would have its own board of trustees and have more leeway on purchasing, construction, money management and tuition.

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