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UW-Madison Students Attempt Protest Against Foxconn

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Less than a minute after student protesters draped their hand-painted banners over the second floor railing at Union South, campus security forced the small group to roll up their flags and issued some of them warnings.

And while the students’ banners hung, their message was loud and clear: “No Foxconn at UW-Madison.”

The Board of Regents entered into the $100 million investment agreement with Foxconn last August. The deal will allow the Taiwanese tech giant to fund a new interdisciplinary research facility within the College of Engineering, which will house collaborations with the company’s planned manufacturing complex in southeast Wisconsin…

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