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UW students blast plan to lift out-of-state student limit


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- University of Wisconsin-Madison students are blasting a plan to eliminate the school's limit on out-of-state undergraduates.

UW System rules currently cap the number of out-of-state students to 27.5 percent of the undergraduate population at each campus. UW-Madison officials plan to ask the Board of Regents this week to lift that school's cap, saying in-state enrollment is dropping and they need new young talent that can bolster Wisconsin's workforce. They would still enroll and maintain at least 3,500 Wisconsin residents in each new freshman class.

The Associated Students of Madison sent a letter Tuesday to Chancellor Rebecca Blank and system President Ray Cross calling the university's rationale absurd since few out-of-state students will stay in Wisconsin post-graduation.

Spokesmen for UW-Madison and the system didn't immediately return messages.

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