president http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wyoming Education Association President is pleased with where the state is heading http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-education-association-president-pleased-where-state-heading <p>Monday the President of the Wyoming Education Association Kathy Vetter will join other colleagues from across the nation in Atlanta for the National Education Association Representative Assembly where they will discuss a number of education issues.&nbsp; Kathy Vetter joined Bob Beck to discuss some issues that might come up and give us her thoughts on some education issues facing Wyoming.&nbsp; One issue is on the agenda surrounds school safety and gun safety prevention.</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 20:00:40 +0000 Bob Beck 42945 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Education Association President is pleased with where the state is heading UW Trustees are winding down search for University President http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uw-trustees-are-winding-down-search-university-president <p></p><p></p><p>This weekend, the University of Wyoming’s Board of Trustees interviewed four candidates to replace President Tom Buchanan, who will retire this summer.</p><p></p><p>The search for a new UW president was originally confidential, to allow candidates to maintain security in their current jobs, but a judge in Laramie ruled that the University must release the names of its candidates to the public. In order to stay on schedule, the Board of Trustees obliged, but not before telling candidates the search would no longer be confidential.</p><p></p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 01:41:12 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 37184 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org UW Trustees are winding down search for University President Legislature passes bill to keep UW Presidential search secret http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/legislature-passes-bill-keep-uw-presidential-search-secret <p>The Wyoming Senate has given final approval to a bill that could trump a Judge’s ruling and once again keep the finalists for the University of Wyoming Presidency secret.<br><br>&nbsp;A Judge told UW trustees that they must make the search public following a lawsuit from three media organizations. Supporters say that in order for U-W to attract a sitting President or Provost for the job, they need to keep their names private, so they don’t jeopardize the candidate’s current job.<br> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 23:29:22 +0000 Bob Beck 36272 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Legislature passes bill to keep UW Presidential search secret Senate votes to keep UW President search secret http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/senate-votes-keep-uw-president-search-secret <p>The State Senate has moved quickly in giving initial approval to a bill that would allow the University of Wyoming and community colleges to have a secret search for their presidents. A judge ruled that UW must open up its search for President, but the legislation is intended to allow the university to resume the search in secret. A Senate committee approved the bill this morning and by this afternoon the Senate gave the legislation initial approval. Senator Charles Scott says executive sessions are used in personnel discussions across the state and this is no different.</p> Sat, 02 Feb 2013 01:15:14 +0000 Person: Bob Beck 36113 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Senate votes to keep UW President search secret Wyoming House supports allowing university, college president searches to remain confidential http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-house-supports-allowing-university-college-president-searches-remain-confidential <p></p><p></p><p>The Wyoming House of Representatives has given initial approval to a bill that would allow the University of Wyoming and community colleges in the state to keep presidential searches secret.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Media groups have sued to require UW to make its presidential finalists public as UW tries to find a replacement for the retiring President Tom Buchanan.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 01:25:12 +0000 Bob Beck 35925 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming House supports allowing university, college president searches to remain confidential Media files lawsuit over UW president search http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/media-files-lawsuit-over-uw-president-search <p>Several media outlets have filed a lawsuit challenging the secret search for a new president of the University of Wyoming.<br>&nbsp;<br>The Casper Star-Tribune, Wyoming Tribune Eagle and The Associated Press filed the lawsuit Monday in state District Court in Laramie.<br>&nbsp;<br>The UW Board of Trustees has decided to not to release the names of any of the candidates it is considering to replace President Tom Buchanan, who is retiring next year.<br>&nbsp; Tue, 27 Nov 2012 00:51:30 +0000 The Associated Press 33284 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Media files lawsuit over UW president search Affordable Care Act Could Change Course Of Election http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/affordable-care-act-could-change-course-election <p>Analysts predict that the Supreme Court&rsquo;s decision upholding most of the Affordable Care Act will strengthen President Barack Obama&rsquo;s position for reelection this November. Obama&rsquo;s critics had charged that the healthcare law was unconstitutional, but, the court&rsquo;s ruling now effectively removes that line of argument.</p><p>Jim King is a professor of political science at the University of Wyoming. He says Republicans will continue criticizing the content of the law, but will most likely use the healthcare act as a means of energizing voters.</p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 18:40:00 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 26233 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Affordable Care Act Could Change Course Of Election