University of Wisconsin, Madison

Madison, Wisconsin

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The Wisconsin Fight for Academic Freedom

Jun 16, 2016 by Donald Downs, Stanley G. Payne |

The story of a handful of professors at the University of Wisconson who fought the long battle against speech codes and petitioned administrators to uphold due process. 

Faculty Tenure: Improve It, Don’t Remove It

Aug 18, 2015 by W. Lee Hansen |

W. Lee Hansen argues that revisions to faculty tenure must be objective and preserve academic freedom. 

Is ‘Get a Job’ the Purpose of College?

Feb 10, 2015 by Peter Wood |

Governor Scott Walker's call for changes at the University of Wisconsin, which initially included major revisions to the school's mission statement, reveal a fundamental shift in the purpose of education. 

The Ongoing Madness in Madison

Dec 17, 2014 by George Leef |

The University of Wisconsin, Madison recruits many academically weak students to make the campus more diverse, but the open admission standards erode the university's academic integrity.

The Unstoppable Mania

Jul 16, 2014 by George Leef |

Will there ever be enough diversity?

Doubts, Deficits, Divestments, and Developments: A Higher Education Bubble Update

Jul 17, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

CFOs lack confidence in their institutions' financial sustainability, Loyola University fails to enroll enough students to make budget, and the University of Wisconsin announces a "flexible option" for college credit.

Courses on Inequality—They Could be Taught Objectively, but Most Aren’t

May 23, 2012 by George Leef |

Most college courses in inequality are overwhelmingly taught from a leftist perspective but they shouldn't be.

“Diversity”: Weighing the Cost

Nov 29, 2011 by John Rosenberg |

In spite of budget cutbacks and fiscal crises the annual expenditures for diversity programming in academe continues to be on the rise. As John Rosenberg tallies the cost, can you find the benefit?

An Eyewitness Recalls the UW Madison ‘Mob’ Incident

Oct 24, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

What really happened during the student protest against the findings of the Center for Equal Opportunity? W. Lee Hansen, professor emeritus of economics at UW-Madison, documents what he observed.

Better Answers Required to Justify Holistic Admissions Process

Oct 24, 2011 by W. Lee Hansen |

After attending hearings discussing recent findings on racial preferences at UW-Madison, NAS member W. Lee Hansen extends his critique of the admissions process at the university.

Unanswered Questions: UW-Madison Students Protest CEO Report on Racial and Ethnic…

Oct 21, 2011 by Roger Clegg, W. Lee Hansen |

What really happened during the student protest against the findings of the Center for Equal Opportunity? NAS member W. Lee Hansen, Professor Emeritus of Economics at UW-Madison, documents what he observed on September 13 and offers…

Evidence of Racial Preferences at UW-Madison?

Oct 18, 2011 by Kate Hamilton |

W. Lee Hansen, a member of NAS and Professor Emeritus of Economics at UW-Madison, provides evidence that the preferential admissions process at UW discriminates based on race and ethnicity. 

Mobbing For Preferences

Sep 29, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood discusses students' live-action defense of racial preferences at UW Madison.

Diversity or Bust at UW

Sep 23, 2011 by Glenn Ricketts |

Peter Wood takes an extended look at last week's not-so-spontaneous "diversity" demonstration at UW/Madison, which disrupted a press conference and was apparently given a very encouraging push by a senior UW administrator. 

UW Diversity: It’s Not Just About Free Speech

Sep 20, 2011 by Glenn Ricketts |

While free speech on a college campus may have been the high profile issue of the recent disruptions of guest speakers by students at UW/Madison, political scientist Bob Weissberg surveys the university's vast "diversity industry"…

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