Category Archives: UW Politics

Whither go the 13 UW Colleges across the state?

A recent commentary in the Daily News reported that I implied in a recent column “that, perhaps the two-year colleges were no longer a necessary part of the University System.” I must have been unclear in what I wrote because … Read the rest

R&D spending, startup funding surge in Wisconsin

I made a mistake in a recent column on our university system, and I’m glad I was wrong. In one bullet point, I reported that research and development dollars had fallen off at our state’s research powerhouse, the University of … Read the rest

Manydeeds will walk UW high wire balancing act

With a changing of the guard in key positions at the University of Wisconsin, there is shaking and baking going on in favor of a system-wide strategic plan. There has been plenty of conversation over the years about the need … Read the rest

Amidst double-barreled crisis, give Tommy an extension

When Tommy Thompson was named interim president of the University of Wisconsin System eight months ago, there were a lot of people who guessed that he would prove to be such a good fit that his tenure would prove longer … Read the rest