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Archive of: Education Biz Report

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Last call for Biz Plan Contest nominees

Tech startups can still enter the Governor’s Business Plan Contest online through 5 p.m. on Jan. 31.

January 2018

WISTAX merger complete, now WPF

The merger of the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX) and Milwaukee-based Public Policy Forum has resulted in a new name for the combined organization: Wisconsin Policy Forum (WPF).

January 2018

UW Biz School dean resigns

Anne Massey, dean of the UW–Madison School of Business, announced her resignation, saying she and Chancellor Rebecca Blank had differing visions for the school.

December 2017

School Board eyes land for new school

Noting that it currently does not own land for new schools on the far west side, Madison School Board members voted to submit a $2,050,000 offer for an eight-acre parcel of land in a future Veridian Homes subdivision named Acacia Ridge.

December 2017

Morgridges pledge $20M more

In 2015, John and Tashia Morgridge donated $100 million to their alma mater, the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

December 2017

Central Park to be renamed

Madison’s Parks Foundation has received approval from the Parks Commission to rename Madison’s Central Park in honor of Milton McPike who served as East High School’s principal from 1979–2002.

December 2017

UW continues its high ranking for research

The National Science Foundation has ranked UW–Madison sixth among the nation’s top colleges for research and development funding.

December 2017

Drury interested in entire MATC block

Hovde Properties’ decision to bow out of the downtown MATC campus redevelopment project has fueled interest from Drury Southwest, the Missouri hotel group planning to convert the campus into a 197-room hotel.

December 2017

UW–Madison unveils library consolidation plans

The University of Wisconsin is looking to make Memorial Library at the campus end of State Street more welcoming to the public as part of a newly completed libraries master plan.

December 2017

Walker looks to attract young workers

Gov. Scott Walker has asked the state legislature to approve $6.8 million for a targeted campaign to battle a worker shortage and attract veterans, young professionals, and University of Wisconsin alumni to live and work in Wisconsin.

November 2017
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