Higher education

March 30, 2016 - 11:45am
By: Joe Yeado
As we head into the Final Four weekend, this year’s March Madness basketball tournament has been nothing short of a rollercoaster of emotion. If your bracket is anything like mine, your tournament was over on the first day (thanks a lot, Michigan...
March 26, 2015 - 8:00am
By: Joe Yeado
The spring ritual of March Madness is upon us and through the first weekend, the tournament certainly lived up to the annual storylines. We saw improbable upsets and stunning buzzer beaters leading to the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat....
July 25, 2013 - 7:30am
The increasingly competitive global economy has created a new imperative for educators across the nation not only to graduate students from high school, but also to ensure their success after graduation.  In Wisconsin, meanwhile, the Department...
April 30, 2012 - 8:00am
A recent Public Policy Forum report looked at the impacts university research can have on local economic development and presented several models that could help to expand technology transfer in southeast Wisconsin. We found that while coordinated...
October 24, 2011 - 8:20am
This afternoon the Public Policy Forum takes up the topic of the economic impact of academic research at our Viewpoint luncheon. One specific way in which research leads to job creation and business development is via technology transfer – the legal...
November 11, 2010 - 8:00am
Recognizing that a prosperous metro Milwaukee depends on an educated workforce, a new Talent Dividend Initiative has emerged in Milwaukee to boost regional educational attainment. The initiative - which is comprised of workforce development,...
September 22, 2010 - 7:30am
Today, the Forum released the third in its series of financial reports on local taxpayer-funded entities in Metro Milwaukee: a comprehensive fiscal assessment of the Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC). This report uses the same fiscal...
June 23, 2008 - 9:40am
By: Anonymous
The announcement that the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Research Foundation inked a potentially lucrative licensing deal with a local drug manufacturer is a prime example of the important role that public dollars play in spurring innovation and...
March 31, 2008 - 9:49am
By: Anonymous
A new advocacy group, UWM Downtown, has been formed to encourage the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee to expand its proposed engineering campus in downtown Milwaukee instead of the university's favored suburban location on County grounds in...
March 7, 2007 - 4:51pm
By: Anonymous
A new study released by the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank attempts to find out why the economic value of an additional year of education flat lined over the past ten years. The explanation given is a robust increase in wages paid to low-...