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Other UW campuses, besides Madison, want autonomy


MADISON (AP) -- Chancellors at state universities around Wisconsin say they want the same autonomy under consideration for the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Top officials from the 13 UW System four-year universities and the head of the UW Colleges met with Gov. Scott Walker at the Capitol Thursday. Madison Chancellor Biddy Martin wants flexibility in the face of declining state aid. In a memo to Walker's administration, Martin outlines autonomy for the Madison campus that would grant the freedom to set tuition, among other things. Martin warns Madison could be forced to raise tuition by 20 percent over the next two years if the state cuts $50 million from the university's budget.

The State Journal says La Crosse Chancellor Joe Gow and others told Walker all campuses should have the same flexibility.

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