Category Archives: Site Information

Sifting and Winnowing comes out of mothballs.

In light of the tremendous challenges dire emergency facing the University of Wisconsin in the form of Governor Walker’s proposed $300 million budget cut to UW System and creation of a new public authority for UWS, we urgently need to … Continue reading

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Sifting and Winnowing goes dormant.

Everyone is busy, and few are busier today than the small group of idealists who conceived of this site at a holiday party in 2007 and then nursed it along over the past several  years.   We are simply unable to … Continue reading

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Wanted: Informed and insightful contributors to S&W

Those readers who have been following Sifting and Winnowing for a while probably realize that, unlike a conventional blog, it was never intended to represent the views of any single person or even any single constituency.  Rather,  S&W was created … Continue reading

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S&W now on Twitter and Facebook

In our quest to further enhance the visibility of this site, we now have a Twitter and Facebook presence.  If you are a Twitter or Facebook user, follow our status updates to get real-time notifications of new posts and other … Continue reading

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Watch this (new) space

Based at least on the number of people who publicly referred to Sifting and Winnowing during the restructuring controversy over the past month-and-a-half,  it seems clear that this site is taken seriously as a place to go for informed independent … Continue reading

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A Fresh Start

The campus has been awash lately in profoundly important new developments, ranging from the narrowly-averted forced unionization of RAs to the clawback of raises to the mandatory furloughs to the proposed restructuring of the Graduate School.   All of these issues … Continue reading

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Comments suspended, and other news

Anyone who has peeked into this site anytime in the last few months will have noticed a complete dearth of visible activity.   There’s a couple of reasons for this, not least the fact that we do not yet have a … Continue reading

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Contribute Topics for Discussion

This site will host reports and opinion pieces on any of a variety of issues of relevant to the policies, governance and administration of UW-Madison. Special interest articles may also be considered. Typically, we will post either a solicited or … Continue reading

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