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UWRF officials question governor’s proposal to track faculty time

February 21, 2017

Gov. Scott Walker’s new accountability proposal for faculty leaves a lot to be desired, according to officials at UW-River Falls. As part of his 2017-2019 budget proposal that includes a $100 million increase for the UW System, the governor is seeking to make several changes, including a 5 percent tuition cut that, has concerned some university officials. However, officials are also concerned by a new proposal requiring UW faculty and instructional academic staff (IAS) to teach more and to record the number of hours spent in the classroom.

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As flu season settles in, officials continue to recommend vaccination

February 20, 2017

The influenza cycle has returned to the UW-River Falls campus as well as the River Falls community, showing up a bit later than it has in previous years. Flu season typically lasts from October to May. Across the state, more than 1,200 people had been hospitalized for the flu through Feb. 11, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. The northern half of the state, including Pierce, Polk, St. Croix and other nearby counties, was listed as having high levels of influenza-like illness.

River Falls Update, No. 64

Watch the May 6, 2016, edition of “River Falls Update,” a Web-based news show created by UW-River Falls journalism students. Featured are stories about how Student Senate operates and about Dance Theatre’s spring concert.

River Falls Update, No. 63

April 23, 2016

Watch the April 22, 2016, edition of “River Falls Update,” a Web-based news show created by UW-River Falls journalism students. Featured is a story about how two Mexico-born visiting instructors are helping students in the glass studio.

River Falls Update, No. 62

April 8, 2016

Watch the April 8, 2016, edition of “River Falls Update,” a Web-based news show created by UW-River Falls journalism students. Featured are stories about campus resources that teach students about negotiating a salary and a Hudson-based business that is helping honeybee populations.