University of Wisconsin-Madison prepares a queen sacrifice

Massive budget cuts to higher education in Wisconsin leaving UW system to restructure…

Bryan Alexander

University of Wisconsin crestThe University of Wisconsin-Madison will cut academic positions and programs in order to cope with state budget cuts, according to the university’s chancellor.  This could be a major queen sacrifice.

The process began in early February, when Wisconsin governor Walker called for massive cuts to public higher education.  Negotiations followed, but they didn’t succeed in protecting the campus.  According to chancellor Blank, the cuts are already in the pipeline:

The reductions have been planned and will be carried out by our deans and directors, who know best which programs can be cut while minimizing the impact on the student experience and our core educational mission. Starting today, campus leaders are sharing information about their plans for budget cuts in their units.

At least some faculty are also aware of the plan, according to local public radio.

What is the nature of these cuts?  Specific details aren’t…

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