With faculty members saying she hasn't done enough to fight legislative attack on tenure, UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank reaffirms her commitment to academic freedom. But with many questions still unanswered, will her words be enough to prevent a flight of talent?
Public universities in Illinois and Louisiana, two of the three states facing massive higher education cuts, may get reprieve. But public universities in Wisconsin remain threatened with $300 million in reductions.
Submitted by Ry Rivard on February 5, 2015 - 3:00am
Governor Scott Walker, following a day of criticism, said he erroneously tried to end the search for truth and efforts to improve the human condition in a bill that would define the University of Wisconsin's mission.
Madison professors call for the university to adjust admissions policies to make the student body more representative of the state's socioeconomic diversity, joining a debate about the definition of merit.