UW Struggle: Narrative Shift, or tl;dr

For the past few years I’ve used this space to be a reporter of sorts. I have reported on events, while also indulging my Carver-esque appetite for exploring how we talk about things. The results have been mixed in that each revelation immediately shoulders the great Ecclesiastical weight of “there is nothing new under the […]

UW Struggle: Goodwill Sucking

Oh my god. So many ragamuffin rapscallions, so little time. Reminder of this blog’s two golden rules: 1) Faculty are always to blame 2) You won’t believe what’s happened since the last thing that happened. So, in the last few days, UW-Milwaukee (in dramatic fashion) and UW-Green Bay joined the wave of No Confidence motions as […]

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 […]