Madison [JG] Why did the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents raise tuition by 5.5%? [Source: BusinessWeek]
Two reasons: First, the law says they can only raise it by 5.5%. The second reason (and I’ll warn you, if you find irony as sweet as I do, stand by with the insulin) is that they need the cash to pay former football coach Barry Alvarez a cool one million dollars for the grueling 8 1/2 month 2012 school year.
Oh, this is delicious.
Read the commentary sections from those stories to witness the contortionists on the left try to simultaneously justify Alvarez’ salary while deriding Scott Walker as the villain who necessitated the hikes in the first place. They’ll ignore (as you should not) that this is the fifth year in a row they’ve hiked the tuition to the legal limit.
T’weren’t yer money!
Unless you’ve blocked it out as too traumatic, you should recall that Jim Doyle was at the helm of the S.S. Wisconsin, remaining blameless for the previous four tuition increases. That was, of course, before the mutinous Scott Walker and crew threw the blaggard overboard and steered us clear of the iceberg. The S.S. Minnesota wasn’t so lucky.
If the University of Wisconsin were a corporation (they virtually are, but I won’t start THAT argument) and Alvarez was their C.E.O., I imagine steam would be shooting out the ears of the radical rationalizers in and around the campus. Too bad. They could probably use that steam power to offset their utility bills.
I hear they’re hurting for money…
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