Students disrupt UW regent meeting with diversity demands

MADISON — A group of about two dozen students has interrupted a University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents meeting to demand the panel improve how minority students are treated.

The students stood up during a discussion on tenure changes to complain about how they believe minority students are mistreated on UW campuses. Regent President Regina Millner recessed the meeting while regents and chancellors listened to the students.

The students demanded Millner apologize and publicly acknowledge the system has made little progress on diversity. They spoke for about five minutes and then left.

Millner told the regents they'll receive a report from student representatives at the board's April meeting. She then reconvened the meeting.