Diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at the UW system might face a $32 million budget cut. An education reporter compares this push to others in the U.S. And, some lawmakers challenge rights to the research conducted at public universities. The CEO of UW-Madison’s patent licensing group joins us.
Featured in this Show
Wisconsin Republicans' push targeting DEI initiatives part of national trend
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has proposed cutting $32 million from the UW system to offset its spending on diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. A reporter from the Chronicle of Higher Education compares this push to that from other Republicans targeting DEI efforts around the country.
Protecting patents on university technology
Research conducted at public universities has led to cutting-edge inventions and business startups and federal law allows schools to retain the rights to taxpayer-funded research. But some lawmakers want to change that arrangement. The CEO of UW-Madison’s patent licensing group joins us.
- Shereen Siewert Host
- Trevor Hook Producer
- Joel Patenaude Producer
- Trina La Susa Technical Director
- Megan Zahneis Guest
- Erik Iverson Guest
Wisconsin Public Radio, © Copyright 2024, Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System and Wisconsin Educational Communications Board.