The Travesty at UVA– Commentary from Judith Burstyn

June 20, 2012 | Blog

Today I welcome guest blogger Judith Burstyn, professor of chemistry and former chair of the University Committee at UW-Madison.  She…

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Task Force Named to Rethink UW System

October 3, 2011 | Blog

The following folks will be rethinking UW System, courtesy of the Fitzgerald Brothers who got to choose 12 of the…

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This You Gotta See

July 5, 2011 | Blog

Outgoing UW Madison Chancellor Biddy Martin appeared on Here and Now last night. This is a must-watch. (Boy, she doesn’t…

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The Saddest Tweet of Them All

May 31, 2011 | Blog

Updated May 30, 2011–and again June 1 I’ve been watching as UW Madison moves into the post-NBP phase of life…

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The Truth About the Proposed NBP: LFB Weighs In

May 27, 2011 | Blog

The New Badger Partnership is — reportedly– dead. In the meantime, the Legislative Fiscal Bureau has just released its analysis…

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A Provocative New Report on Higher Education

May 25, 2011 | Blog

I know we in Wisconsin are sick and tired of hearing about Virginia….but please bear with me, because a new…

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What Wisconsin Needs Now: Collective Efficacy

May 18, 2011 | Blog

When citizens seek to solve social problems, they are much more effective if they work together rather than alone. This…

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It’s All About the Faculty: Update

May 17, 2011 | Blog

On April 25 I blogged about the claim made by some NBP proponents that the policy change was needed in…

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Is Our Students Learning?

May 15, 2011 | Blog

Remarkably, one of the topic’s of yesterday’s blog post (and another I wrote two years ao)– the limited learning taking…

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Making Opportunity Affordable

May 15, 2011 | Blog

In recent days, an NBP proponent accused me of hoping to “McDonaldize” UW-Madison. He made this accusation because I dared…

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