Seeding the Future of UW System

May 27, 2012 | Blog

I spent this week on a Badger bus, traveling about 600 miles around Wisconsin with 39 colleagues from UW-Madison.  The…

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The Continued Marketization of UW-Madison

May 3, 2012 | Blog

Last year, I wrote extensively about efforts led by former Chancellor Biddy Martin and her administration, donors, and alumni to…

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Student Responds to UW System Board of Regents Meeting

April 12, 2012 | Blog

This week is also another meeting of the UW System Board of Regents. Consistent with yesterday’s blog, here I am…

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Students Respond to the UW Taskforce

April 11, 2012 | Blog

Today the Wisconsin Legislature’s “Special Task Force on UW Restructuring and Operational Flexibilities” meets again in Madison.  In honor of…

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Wisconsin Legislators Attack Academic Freedom at UW System

February 22, 2012 | Blog

Lest you thought their interests in UW System were merely economic, Wisconsin legislators have now baldly demonstrated their political agendas…

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Think Outside Your Box

February 8, 2012 | Blog

It is often said that access/diversity and affordability in higher education can only come at the expense of quality. Thus,…

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Crossing Wires

February 8, 2012 | Blog

A recent exchange between Chris Rickert and Mike Knetter provides a useful example of what happens when we engage in…

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Making College More Student Friendly (Part 1: Seg Fees)

December 1, 2011 | Blog

Another new Education Optimists series– this one is focused on how to reform our colleges and universities to become more…

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Under Assault? Fight Back

October 27, 2011 | Blog

There has been so much bad news in Wisconsin (and the nation) this week, I haven’t had two seconds to…

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Passing the Buck

October 20, 2011 | Blog

This week we witnessed Steve Nass’s Wisconsin Legislature hearing on the Center for Equal Opportunity’s report on UW-Madison admissions, and…

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