Greetings From Wisconsin, Where Higher Ed Is a Love-Hate Affair

Darren Hauck for The Chronicle

Steven Bertagnolli (right), buildings and grounds supervisor at the U. of Wisconsin at Whitewater: 
“We’re bare-bones. Everything’s about not being a burden to the taxpayer.”
March 16, 2015 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

Dear Readers, I’m writing this from the SweetSpot, where people come for coffee, muffins, and conversation. Many regulars are lifelong residents of the city (pop. 15,000). Others are students at the University of Wisconsin campus here, just up the...

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