Passing the Buck

October 20, 2011 | Blog

This week we witnessed Steve Nass’s Wisconsin Legislature hearing on the Center for Equal Opportunity’s report on UW-Madison admissions, and…

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What the Nass Hearing is Really About

October 17, 2011 | Blog

Tomorrow’s hearing on equal opportunity practices at UW-Madison is but one such action being taken by organizations and individuals around…

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Tomorrow: A Day of Student Action in Madison

October 16, 2011 | Blog

This was posted on WisPolitics on Friday. The students are clearly being thoughtful about what this hearing on Monday aims…

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Wisconsin’s Economy Needs Affirmative Action

October 6, 2011 | Blog

On this, Republicans and Democrats throughout Wisconsin can agree: the state’s economy is in the tank. We need to find…

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Race Matters

September 23, 2011 | Blog

There is a robust debate on campus over whether last Tuesday’s event at the Doubletree constituted a “protest” (which most…

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What Do Comparisons of Test Scores Tell Us About Fairness in Admissions Practices?

September 22, 2011 | Blog

Heard this before? “The average test scores of minority students admitted to UW-Madison are lower than those of nonminority students…

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Guest Post: 10 Myths About Affirmative Action

September 20, 2011 | Blog

The following is a guest post by Elizabeth Wrigley-Field, doctoral candidate in Sociology at UW-Madison and member of the Teaching…

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Securing Wisconsin’s Future

September 17, 2011 | Blog

When my son was a baby, we used to visit storytime at the public library together. He loved it, crawling…

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UW-Madison Deans Take the Lead

September 16, 2011 | Blog

In the last 24 hours we heard from at least two UW Madison deans, weighing in on the COE debacle….

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How to Lie with Statistics

September 16, 2011 | Blog

Interpret statistical results in misleading ways. Change the denominator. Pretend students didn’t apply who actually did.

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