Though a contemptible philistine, Gov. Walker may have a point. If the University wants the taxpayers to subsidize their search for truth, shouldn't they occasionally find some?
One thing is for sure, in a week when Walker wanted to be enjoying his surge in New Hampshire and telling America he is a "fresh face," he is left explaining why he has so much trouble with the truth.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's state faced a big budget deficit. To solve it, he plans to decimate one of the most respected and productive university systems in the country. And he plans to spend hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars for a professional basketball arena.
You're running for president -- time to stick it to a university! ...
Real change needs more. Systemic change needs forces beyond individuals, individual programs, beyond even enlightened leaders. It needs the ground to shift. It needs larger planets to align.
On Wednesday night at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin, Duke and UW met for perhaps the most anticipated basketball game of the year. Many people -- myself included -- picked Wisconsin to win.
In other words, we can look at what some very smart people are saying and see in their words more than a glimmer of hope for the Badgers if they win on Saturday.
Wisconsin and Ohio State meet in Indianapolis for the Big Ten Conference Championship Game, the first featuring the new "East" and "West' divisions of the conference.
On November 26th, the nation's highest-profile pollster -- Nate Silver of the New York Times -- gave ten teams a better chance of making the inaugural College Football Playoff than the University of Wisconsin.
I would have to give the football/election thesis a passing grade, based on these few cases, regardless of whether you use my statewide speculations or the more precise county analysis of my bold political science friends.
Football in Madison creates a shared connection between generations that began for me on the plane ride from LaGuardia airport and continued as I checked in to my hotel.
Wisconsin and LSU will travel to Houston, Texas for an evening clash that should close out Week 1 emphatically. LSU vs. Wisconsin should be a thrilling game that comes down to the wire between two clear top 10 teams in the country.
If the emotional abuse of baby monkeys is similar enough to the abuse of baby humans for the results to be extrapolated, how can it be OK? Bullies must be stopped, not rewarded, and taxpayer funding of their assaults is unconscionable.
Not for the first time, an animal has been accidentally boiled alive in a research laboratory. This time it was at the Massachusetts Institute of Tech...
When the University of Wisconsin won its first and only NCAA basketball championship, the U.S. had yet to enter World War II, my parents were early in their courting phase, and only eight collegiate teams competed for the title.
On any given Saturday, a community like the one in Madison Wisconsin is not divided by class, race or creed but instead united by their football team.