Chancellor continues defense of UW-Madison split
MADISON — The chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison is continuing her defense of her plan to spin off the state's flagship school from the rest of the University of Wisconsin system.
Chancellor Biddy Martin tells WISC-TV that her plan, the New Badger Partnership, will benefit UW-Madison and the state of Wisconsin.
She says her plan will allow the flagship to continue bringing in over $1 billion in new money to Wisconsin in the form of research money, philanthropy and other sources.
Earlier this year, Martin wrote to the governor's office that UW-Madison wants flexibility in the face of declining state aid. Autonomy for the campus that would also grant it freedom to set tuition among other things.