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Another Wisconsin university to close programs, lay off faculty

Another American university is planning on cutting academic programs and laying off faculty.  Now it’s a public institution in the upper midwest. (I’ve been calling such moves “queen sacrifices” for several years.  That’s a metaphor based on the chess strategy, … Continue reading

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Wisconsin shifts, expands attack on public higher education

This week the state government of Wisconsin has adjusted its attack on public higher education.  The legislature’s budget committee voted on an important measure which seriously cuts funding, while also sapping tenure. Key points include: Drastically cutting funding. The Joint … Continue reading

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University of Wisconsin-Madison prepares a queen sacrifice

The University of Wisconsin-Madison will cut academic positions and programs in order to cope with state budget cuts, according to the university’s chancellor.  This could be a major queen sacrifice. The process began in early February, when Wisconsin governor Walker … Continue reading

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Wisconsin considers a massive queen sacrifice

Sometimes a campus achieves a queen sacrifice on its own; other campuses get queen sacrifices thrust upon them.  Case in point: the University of Wisconsin system, facing enormous cuts in financial support from that state’s ambitious governor.  Scott Walker has proposed … Continue reading

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American higher education politics just changed, maybe

It’s the middle of 2015 and in the United States presidential candidates are marking their territory for next year’s elections. Higher education policy has loomed surprisingly large so far, and the various postures and proposals sketch out something of a … Continue reading

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