Addressing Student Debt in Wisconsin

February 3, 2014 | Blog, News

On Wednesday morning at 10 am, a bill titled the “Higher Education, Lower Debt Act” will receive a hearing before…

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On Tuition Flexibility

February 6, 2012 | Blog

This Wednesday the Wisconsin Special Task Force on UW Restructuring and Operational Flexibilities will hear from the chancellors of Madison…

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Affordability and Attainment in Wisconsin Public Higher Education

July 14, 2011 | Blog

As I noted in a prior post, last week the Wisconsin Scholars Longitudinal Study (which I co-direct) hosted a statewide…

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Reforming Wisconsin Public Higher Education

April 18, 2011 | Blog

As we move into the closing months of debate over Governor Scott Walker’s budget bill, it is becoming clear that…

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Let’s Develop Solutions

March 29, 2011 | Blog

Tired of the rhetoric? Want to take a stab at cutting costs in Wisconsin public higher education yourself– or even…

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More Hard Conversations We Need to Have

March 14, 2011 | Blog

As we think about ways to cope with proposed cuts to the UW System budget, here are a few more…

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Pick Your Poison

March 10, 2011 | Blog

This is a strange new horrible world we live in. I have no idea what happen to democracy, but it’s…

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Taking Democracy For Granted

March 10, 2011 | Blog

When citizens take democracy for granted, Wisconsin happens. The current Republican leadership of this state — who a majority of…

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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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Sad Day for UW Colleges

December 4, 2009 | Blog

The Cap Times is reporting the summertime departure of UW Colleges and Extension leader David Wilson. My frank response: this…

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