Well, we have to talk about the election a little, right?
Governor-elect Scott Walker today, telling the regents of UW not to expect any increase in allocation from the state:
“It isn’t just always about more money. It’s going to be about finding ways to take the dollar we have, finding ways with flexibility, innovation and creativity, to apply those dollars in the best way possible to meet those goals.”
Jim Doyle has been in the Capitol ever since I moved to Wisconsin. So I really have no sense of what a Republican governor, state senate, and state assembly means for UW-Madison and the UW system. Will the university lose whole departments? Is embryonic stem cell research at UW kaput? Will Walker back Chancellor Martin’s plan to charge market-rate tuition? (The Daily Cardinal says yes.)
Give predictions in comments. Or tell me about your own state university system, and how it fares under Republican governance.