Exit interview: UW-Madison chancellor discusses faculty retention, politics and funding

Outgoing University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank said after being in “deep trouble” in 2015, the university today is in “very strong shape” when it comes to attracting and retaining faculty. Policy changes through the state Legislature on tenure from around that time left university officials concerned about other schools poaching UW-Madison’s top professors. But … Read more

UW-Madison moves forward with overhaul of Farm and Industry Short Course

Cheri Klussendorf graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Farm and Industry Short Course in 2002. The 16-week on-campus certificate program is where she met her husband, Ryan, and where she decided to take a chance on dairy farming. “I came from a dairy farm background but had no intentions of wanting to farm,” Klussendorf said. … Read more