Putting the UW System Tuition Freeze in Context

June 3, 2013 | Blog

Today’s Journal Sentinel has an excellent chart illustrating how the challenge of paying for college in Wisconsin has changed over…

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The Problem that is Provost Paul DeLuca

May 10, 2013 | Blog

Let me tell you, it’s an incredible experience to chair a university committee for multiple years, work very hard to…

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It’s Good to Be an Education Optimist

April 19, 2013 | Blog

Once in awhile people ask me how I can continue to call myself an education optimist when the “new normal”…

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My Testimony to the U.S. Senate

April 16, 2013 | Blog

This morning, I testified before the United State’s Senate HELP committee on the topic of college affordability. My written testimony…

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Cautions for Chancellor Blank

March 23, 2013 | Blog

It seems UW-Madison’s system of shared governance may be a new act for Chancellor Rebecca Blank to learn.  An interview…

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Choices, Choices, Choices

December 9, 2012 | Blog

As expected, the UW Regents moved forward Friday, approving the proposal from the UW-Madison Administration to raise the cap on…

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Wisconsin Needs to Educate, Not Incarcerate

August 6, 2012 | Blog

Yet another policy brief highlights what realists know:  Wisconsin policymakers are presiding over poor policy decisions that threaten to undermine…

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Guest Post: UCR Students Promote a Bad Tuition Plan as Police Beat Protesters

January 21, 2012 | Blog

The following is a guest post by Bob Samuels, President of the University Council – AFT and a lecturer at…

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Things That Make Me Go Hmm….(Part 2)

December 3, 2011 | Blog

Hot off the presses, recent news that has me scratching my head, or otherwise up in arms… (1) Raising tuition…

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More Flexibility to Raise Tuition?

February 26, 2011 | Blog

Central to debates over the New Badger Partnership is the question of whether additional flexibilities that make it possible to…

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