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Students say Chancellor David Ward's remoteness drove them to occupy his office


Students who occupied the UW-Madison chancellor's office Monday say they just want to be heard.

They say they felt pushed into their extreme action because interim Chancellor David Ward has ignored two official findings that labor practices at the Milwaukee factory that makes Palermo’s Pizzas sporting Bucky Badger logos violate the university’s Code of Conduct for licensees.

Both the Worker Rights Consortium, a labor rights monitoring organization of 180 affiliate universities that Ward had UW-Madison join more than a decade ago, and a campus shared governance committee on licensing po...