Students disrupt UW regent meeting with diversity demands

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MADISON — A group of about two dozen students has interrupted a University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents meeting to demand the panel improve how minority students are treated.

The students stood up during a discussion on tenure changes to complain about how they believe minority students are mistreated on UW campuses. Regent President Regina Millner recessed the meeting while regents and chancellors listened to the students.

The students demanded Millner apologize and publicly acknowledge the system has made little progress on diversity. They spoke for about five minutes and then left.

Millner told the regents they’ll receive a report from student representatives at the board’s April meeting. She then reconvened the meeting.

2 comments

  • Angela

    Funny how this group is provided with funding and phenomenonal office space by the UW system – which they used to plan rallies related to a police shooting deemed a tragedy, but understandable. We basically paid some of these folks to be activists.

  • A yooper

    Maybe the rock that I sleep under is too heavy. I really can’t believe that there would be discrimination issues at the most liberal school in the state. Just go to classes, act normal and blend in with the crowd. That’s pretty much how life works in the real world. Don’t run around complaining about discrimination or what happened hundreds of years ago. Get over it. Everyone is treated equally there.

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