Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Sifting and Winnowing

As a heavy blanket of fresh snow falls here in Madison this morning, the local internets are blazing bright with news of a most welcome new forum for ideas about how to move our university forward in these difficult times. Click here to visit the new blog Sifting and Winnowing.

The creation of this blog is one of the most positive pieces of news in quite a while. There's a real need for this and I look forward to seeing it develop into a kind of digital public square for us.

The name, for our non-Wisconsin readers, comes from the famous Ely decision on academic freedom, and "sifting and winnowing" is one of the truest points of pride at the University of Wisconsin.

Image from here.

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