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UW Struggle: Quick Dispatch

In case anyone thinks that arguments from our current decision makers in Wisconsin make sense, let me disabuse you of that notion. Let me offer my loudest “Holy Guacamole!” as a tasty beacon of befuddlement. If you zoom in on a particular context—K-12, higher ed, tenure, shared governance, department of natural resources, stadium deals, borrowing for […]

Rocky

UW Struggle: Final Update

Austerity’s first requirement is the imagination’s death. The death of ideas and their very possibility. And thus the only line of the current UW “budget” plan I need quote is: 38. Shared governance, general: Specify that, with regard to the responsibilities of the faculty, academic staff, and students of each institution, “subject to” means “subordinate to.” […]

Never trust a legislator when reason is on the line!

UW Struggle: Alien Abduction Edition

You’re not paranoid if what you’re fearing is real. Then, you’re just right. With that, I announce that the corporate takeover of Wisconsin is now complete. We’re at the point, literally, where we can’t go one hour without another jaw-dropping legislative giveaway. At 5:30 we’re prohibiting poor people from buying shoes with fancy laces and […]

All That Remains

UW Struggle: All That Remains Edition

“Expect the worst” has proven itself outdated, as Wisconsin continually exceeds such expectations during its transformation into a full corporate laboratory. A lot of pre-cut pieces have fallen into place, with the UW domino yet to fall, but it’s all pretty clear, isn’t it? Recent events include: More money has been given to K-12 schooling, […]