MADISON — The University of
Wisconsin regents are preparing to take another step
toward implementing punishments for students who interfere
with campus speeches.
The regents in 2017 adopted
a policy declaring students who twice disrupt others' free
speech would be suspended for at least one semester. A
third offense would mean expulsion. The policy hasn't
taken effect, however, because the UW System's
administrative rules haven't been amended to include it.
The Board of Regents plans
to vote during a meeting Friday at UW-Superior to approve
a scope statement outlining such an amendment. Approval
would authorize UW officials to begin drafting the
language incorporating the policy changes into rule.
introduced a bill in August setting up the punishments but
it has yet to get a floor vote.