Tuesday, July 21, 2015

U. of Wisconsin Professor’s Tweets Draw Criticism From Her Own Colleagues

The Chronicle of Higher Education
July 16th, 2015

A professor’s tweets to incoming students at the University of Wisconsin at Madison have drawn the ire of the campus’s College Republicans as well as a prominent faculty group, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Sara Goldrick-Rab, a professor of educational policy and sociology who is also one of the most prominent voices in the academic Twittersphere, sent the tweets more than a month ago. To several students who had tweeted their excitement about enrolling at Madison under the hashtag #FutureBadgers, Ms. Goldrick-Rab sent a link to an op-ed essay from the Journal Sentinel criticizing the removal of tenure protection from state statutes.

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