The Stories We Tell Ourselves

October 21, 2009 | Blog

Once upon a time, college students could pay their tuition with a mix of family support, financial aid, and perhaps…

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Update: Madison Initiative for Undergraduates

May 4, 2009 | Blog

Todd Finkelmeyer at The Capital Times offers this update (“UW-Madison chancellor’s proposed tuition hike elicits little pushback“) on the Madison…

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Why I Voted Against the Madison Initiative, by Guest Blogger Dakota Kaiser

April 29, 2009 | Blog

Today we feature a post from an undergraduate student at UW-Madison, Dakota Kaiser. Dakota is a rising senior, and recently…

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How Much Can Hiking the Sticker Price Hurt Poor Kids?

April 28, 2009 | Blog

They just give up. Period. My husband drew my attention to a new study published in the April issue of…

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The Great Debate

April 27, 2009 | Blog

What’s a university to do in a recession? Use the opportunity to learn how to do less with more? Use…

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Speaking Of Colleges…

April 27, 2009 | Blog

President Obama weighed in on the issue of college affordability and making universities more efficient on Friday, as reported by…

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Bigotry Rears Its Ugly Head

April 24, 2009 | Blog

Proposed laws to allow undocumented students to qualify for in-state tuition rates have generated such controversy in recent years that…

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UPDATE: Madison Initiative (redux)

March 30, 2009 | Blog

Students and families are continuing to weigh in. Here’s the latest from Madison-land… In “Tuition increase simply robbery” James Farrell…

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UPDATE: Madison Initiative

March 27, 2009 | Blog

UW-Madison’s chancellor is in the midst of spreading the good word about her Initiative for Undergraduates. On the surface, much…

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Sifting and Winnowing

March 25, 2009 | Blog

UW-Madison Chancellor Carolyn “Biddy” Martin’s Madison Initiative for Undergraduates, pitched as a way to improve both the quality and affordability…

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