Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Hurt Feelings at UW

The Legislature has managed to hurt the UW's feelings, according to this article. Here's the point where I started weeping because I felt so bad for the UW:

"UW-Madison officials also said many faculty members were dismayed by the onslaught of criticism over recent personnel scandals involving inappropriate paid leaves and two professors convicted of sex felonies against children. Whether they should or not, faculty members at a certain point start taking the criticism personally, Wiley said.

"When they keep reading about it every day in the paper, they get the impression they are personally under attack," Wiley said. "The impression it leaves is that the Legislature believes they are all just a bunch of lazy and criminal faculty. The steady barrage of this kind of things weighs on them."

This is like waving a red flag in front of a bull. UW is admitting that the efforts by some legislators to vilify it are working. Expect the press releases to keep coming.


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