True leaders would know it is time to appeal to the public (of which thousands are UW-Madison grads). Instead, their typical response is, in Patrick Farrell's words, that they "don't have dollars left" to make good counter-offers to all the faculty considering outside offers. The job of leaders is to fight for more money, not to accept limitations.Wiley, Farrell and company need to go, and soon. But while we have second-rate leadership (or worse), we aren't yet a second-rate university. It's the top of the University that's intellectually and morally threadbare, not the grassroots: We have tons of excellent faculty, staff, students here who are struggling to keep the ship afloat.
Tip of the classic Brewers cap to J for the link to the article.