Call Off Biddy and Her Goons

April 8, 2011 | Blog

The Badger Advocates have begun their work, and ladies and gents, it’s not pretty. Wonder what the New Badger Partnership…

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Someone’s Not Listening…

April 6, 2011 | Blog

I have a four-year-old and a one-year-old so I’m used to people who don’t listen. I repeat myself, say it…

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Increasing % Pell– What Does it Tell Us?

March 23, 2011 | Blog

Over the last several years, UW-Madison has increased its tuition at a higher rate than its System peers, thanks to…

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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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I wrote this before I heard about the WIP

March 11, 2011 | Blog

From yesterday’s EPS conference… my remarks. I hope they prove useful in some way. Saving Public Higher Education for the…

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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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Advocates for Whom?

March 8, 2011 | Blog

The Badger Advocates formed this week to make sure the New Badger Partnership (NBP)–complete with split from the University of…

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Politics As Usual?

February 24, 2011 | Blog

There is much buzz here at UW-Madison about the proposed New Badger Partnership. You can read all the details about…

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Overachievers

February 23, 2011 | Blog

You don’t get to be a professor at a top university by settling or compromising. You get there by striving,…

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What Do Elite Institutions Owe Their States?

February 23, 2011 | Blog

Dear readers, It’s quite a time here in Wisconsin. I’ve spent the academic year juggling a major research project, teaching,…

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