Blank: Reflecting on the budget, advocacy and civil discourse

In a new post on her blog Wednesday, Chancellor Rebecca Blank called on members of the campus community to maintain a “civil public conversation,” even around hot-button issues like the budget and public authority. She also reiterated that her advocacy has been in support of a strong budget for UW-Madison and not for the purpose of making political attacks.

“The ongoing debate about the proposed UW System budget has attracted national attention, perhaps not surprisingly, as it has gotten caught in the swirl of media and presidential politics.

I have been dismayed to see my statements advocating for a strong budget for UW-Madison presented as attacks on Governor Walker.”

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