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: The Status Schmo

I swear, if you introduced the editors of the Wisconsin State Journal to Richard Woody Johnson, they still wouldn’t know dick. Have you ever wondered why there’s a constant campaign to “inform the public about the UW”? Well, because doing your job is hard I guess! And thus we have another easy-listening editorial that smooths 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: The Bagman Cometh

  I’m going to keep this relatively short, which is rare. Why? I only have one point to make, and regardless of how this whole UW kerfuffle turns out, it’s important that Wisconsinites know one thing: faculty were right, all along, without fail, about the intentions and purpose for the striking of tenure from state statute. This is […]