“UW-Madison’s sad and confusing family feud”

A new blog post by Paul Fanlund, editor of the Capitol Times, seems to capture exceptionally well the predicament we all now find ourselves in as a result of the ongoing controversy over the New Badger Partnership:

Madison360: UW-Madison’s sad and confusing family feud

Perhaps Mr. Fanlund’s most salient point is that if Ph.D.s with deep knowledge of University affairs can’t agree, how can ordinary mortals, including on- and off-campus newspaper editors and bloggers, presume to make confident pronouncements concerning the “correct” path for UW-Madison?

And does this dilemma not underscore the tragic missed opportunity for a more deliberative process — one that would have included input from many  thoughtful and knowledgeable campus citizens before committing irrevocably to a risky and controversial split from the UW System?   Sad indeed.

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One Response to “UW-Madison’s sad and confusing family feud”

  1. Maxwell Love says:

    I totally agree with the last part, too bad we had to start a discussion about the importance of publicly funded higher education, with proposed neoliberal reforms.

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