Tag: Wisconsin Idea

Cross talks about Gov. Walker’s errata


(Sounds kind of racy, doesn’t it? But we digress.) UW System President Ray Cross issued a statement last week concerning the technical corrections to his budget proposal that the governor released recently, including several key aspects of the public authority proposal and the preservation of the Wisconsin Idea. Cross questioned the CPI-based tuition cap proposed […]

4E: Rally planned for 4 p.m. on March 4


The Fourth Estate website has an article about a rally planned for 4 p.m. Wednesday (March 4) outside the University Union. Paul Ahrens, chair of the Student Government Association’s Academic Affairs Committee and a senior Democracy and Justice Studies major, is campus spokesman for the group UW Students Against Education Cuts. “Our story is we […]

Nice NYT essay on teaching in Wisconsin

The Log is non-partisan, but we do admire good writing. A faculty member and historian at UW-Milwaukee penned a very nicely structured essay for the New York Times in which she civilly points out that today’s generation of students continues to value and, indeed, profit from a liberal arts education. The Wisconsin Idea is still […]

Littig weighs in on ‘Wisconsin Idea’; language change later dropped


(We’re not saying the two are related, but…) UW-Green Bay Prof. Emeritus David Littig deserves a shout-out for his well-chosen words to Fox 11 News regarding a proposed reworking of the UW System’s 111-year-old mission statement that found its way into Gov. Scott Walker’s biennial budget proposal. The veteran political scientist warned Wednesday against tampering […]