Wisconsin Republicans Rethinking Shared Governance in University of Wisconsin System

September 5, 2013 | Blog

At a meeting of the Regents today, Representative Robin Vos suggested that the Wisconsin Legislature Republican caucus is rethinking the…

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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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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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Students’ Rights: The WISPIRG Debacle

April 17, 2013 | Blog

I had the privilege of serving alongside a representative from U.S. PIRG during Senate testimony yesterday, and so today, in…

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What’s the Story? All Women Out of the Eau-Claire Search

March 15, 2013 | Blog

This is an important week for UW System and not only because of the UW-Madison chancellor search but also because…

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Due Diligence: When it Comes to Madison’s Next Chancellor Now Is the Time

February 24, 2013 | Blog

There’s hardly ever been a more difficult and auspicious time to lead a public flagship university. Yet at the same…

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Unintended Consequences of Tuition Reciprocity

February 1, 2013 | Blog

Providing more students with a variety of college choices is a good thing.  But I’m beginning to wonder about the…

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A New Walker Report on Wisconsin Higher Education

August 22, 2012 | Blog

Don’t you just love last-minute breaking news when you’re trying to head out the door on vacation? Come on…..!  THIS…

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More on UW Online

July 9, 2012 | Blog

Check out this morning’s story from Inside Higher Ed for more information and questions. I’m told we can expect details…

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UW System’s Online Endeavor

June 19, 2012 | Blog

Today Governor Scott Walker (whom my son happily continues to call “RecallWalker”) and the UW System announced a joint effort…

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