As expected, Governor Scott Walker’s executive budget released last Tuesday included sweeping changes to the University of Wisconsin system, including greater autonomy for the University Regents and the largest single cut — 300 million dollars, or 13% — in the University’s 167-year history. To add insult to injury, the Governor also proposed — then apparently backed away from — changes to the University’s mission statement, known as the Wisconsin idea. Nina Kravinsky reports for the Badger Herald, and she’s been following this story.
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