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March 2, 2021

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Wisconsin Students May Be Eligible for Tuition Promise

UW–Madison employees and their families who are concerned about the costs of a university education may benefit from a new program called "Bucky's Tuition Promise." The university pledges to cover four years of tuition and segregated fees for any incoming freshman from Wisconsin whose family's annual household adjusted gross income is $56,000 or less. Transfer students from Wisconsin meeting the same criteria will receive two years of tuition and segregated fees. Eligibility is based only on one line from a family's federal income tax return called adjusted gross income, or AGI. There is no separate application process. The tuition guarantee begins in the fall of 2018. The goal of the program is to ensure that anyone in Wisconsin who is admitted to UW–Madison can afford to attend.
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Celebrate International Women's Day

A celebration of International Women's Day will be held on Thursday, March 8, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at Varsity Hall in Union South. The event will feature keynote speaker Chief Kristen Roman of the UW Police Department. Dr. Nandini Pandey, an assistant professor in Classical and Near Eastern Studies, will provide a poetry reading. Food and refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. University Staff may attend without loss of pay. This event is sponsored by University Staff shared governance through the Office of the Secretary.
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New Benefits Video Library Available Online

UW–Madison employees can learn about their benefits options by visiting the benefits video library on YouTube. The videos are designed for both new and current employees, offering information on health insurance, life insurance, income continuation insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, and flexible spending accounts. More in-depth, recorded presentations are available on Benefits 101, benefits options for Graduate Assistants and Short Term Academic Staff, and Pre-Retirement. Visit the benefits video library at hr.wisc.edu/videos.
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You Can Contribute to a Drug-Free Workplace

All faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to help make UW–Madison a drug-free workplace. You can do this by learning the facts about substance abuse, encouraging others to avoid substance abuse, and knowing where to go for help with a drug or alcohol problem—either for yourself or someone else. Please review the laws and expectations regarding substance abuse, which apply to all members of the UW–Madison community. Complete information can be found at go.wisc.edu/j15c7c.
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