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Radomski comments on controversial Amazon.com pick-up point

October 05, 2016

Noel Radomski was quoted in a Cap Times article discussing a controversial proposal to put an Amazon.com pick-up point in the historic Red Gym. The proposal, which was politically problematic and may have violated university policy, has since been dropped.

According to the article, faculty and staff said that “the preliminary approval of an Amazon contract without consulting student government and committees overseeing space use and competition with private business likely violated university policy.”

Radomski ​said that “UW-Madison officials are not saying exactly how and why those committees were skirted.”

​He continued: “UW has a form of shared government. Were policies and procedures violated? If they were, let’s go back and do it the right way. If not, then why do we have this form of government at UW-Madison?”

Radomski is the associate researcher and managing director of the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE).

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