Author Archives: JS

About JS

UW-Madison faculty member

System and Madison: A little data

Bashing System and the Regents has joined football, hockey and basketball as a major sport on the UW-Madison campus, including in (often grossly insulting) comments on this blog. As Sara Goldrick-Rab has just pointed out (here), players in this game … Continue reading

Posted in State-University Relations, The University Budget, The University System, The UW-Madison Campus | 13 Comments

Nailed to its perch

Please, I beg you, stop talking about public authority as if it were still viable. It’s DEAD, really truly dead. And people are finally saying as much in print. Paul Fanlund, for instance, writes in today’s CapTimes: Martin adamantly rejects … Continue reading

Posted in State-University Relations, The University Budget, The University System, Uncategorized | 26 Comments

What I WILL fight for

Am I the only one who’s noticed how the twisted logical foundation of the campaign for public authority? If you press people, it goes like this: The state is steadily defunding us and that’s simply inevitable, so the only thing … Continue reading

Posted in College costs, Shared governance, State-University Relations, The University Budget, The University System, The UW-Madison Campus | 2 Comments

The aftermath: What do we do next?

I’m surprised by the energy still going into debates about public authority for UW-Madison, assuming that it’s going to happen. Recent media reports (and posts to this site) make pretty clear that public authority is extremely close to dead, and … Continue reading

Posted in Shared governance, State-University Relations, The University Budget, The University System, The UW-Madison Campus | 2 Comments