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In face of cuts, flexibilty for UW has to be real

If the governor and legislature are going make deep cuts in the budget of the University of Wisconsin System, and if they are going to give System flexibility in return, they better be serious about giving campus leaders a freer hand. The magnitude of cuts bandied about inside the beltway in Madison sounds heavy, as ...

UW shows tin ear on engineering demand


The recent public disagreement within UW System on decentralized engineering degrees demonstrates one more time why its Madison-centricity is a bad idea. Business leaders in northwestern Wisconsin have stated plainly and simply that they need more engineering graduates to propel prosperity in their parts of the state. They have asked for added degrees in mechanical, electrical ...

IQ corridor: more talk than walk

For decades, political and economic thinkers have been talking up the potential virtues of closer connections between Madison and Milwaukee. The theory is that if Wisconsin looked more like Minnesota, we Badgers might be able to keep pace with the Gophers’ higher level of economic growth and income. The Twin Cities are the hub of business ...

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