My Whole-Time Husband

October 30, 2012 | Blog

I’m taking a break from the topic of educational policy this morning to tell you a bit about the man…

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Equity, Performance, and Employee Compensation

October 3, 2012 | Blog

Every employee at UW-Madison believes they deserve to be paid more, and the vast majority are right. It’s time we…

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The Cupcake Incident

February 5, 2012 | Blog


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What Happens When You Remake Academia? Rick Hess Looks Your Way

January 4, 2012 | Blog

Rick Hess is an amusing guy– witty banter, fun to have drinks with– and always pushing buttons. I dig that,…

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February 23, 2011 | Blog

You don’t get to be a professor at a top university by settling or compromising. You get there by striving,…

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Sunshine on Salaries

March 13, 2010 | Blog

Ah, the joys of being a state employee — our salary info is readily available to the public! Despite the…

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Valuing Children

June 16, 2009 | Blog

Cross-posted from Brainstorm I am in the midst of what I sometimes feel is an incredibly risky endeavor. Or rather,…

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I (Finally) Figured Out Why I Want Tenure

May 4, 2009 | Blog

Today was a big day. This morning’s paper ran a story containing quotes from me and from this blog that…

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On Tenure

April 2, 2009 | Blog

A hot topic in my life lately, though unfortunately something I know next to nothing about. (All’s I know is…

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Ones to Watch

March 24, 2009 | Blog

I tried out a new conference last week– the American Education Finance Association annual meeting, which was held in Nashville….

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