UW-Madison professor in trouble for tweets

MADISON, Wis. - A University of Wisconsin-Madison professor is under fire for encouraging prospective students to go elsewhere because she believes academic freedom is in jeopardy in Wisconsin.

Sara Goldrick-Rab has acknowledged searching Twitter for future Badgers and says she wanted to inform them of changes to faculty tenure and shared governance. She tweeted the changes will hurt the quality of their education, but that the university isn't telling them about that.

The university's College Republicans want school officials to address her tweets, which also included her grandfather's opinion about similarities between Gov. Scott Walker and Adolph Hitler.

The Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1GobJtF ) reports Chancellor Rebecca Blank says the university remains a great place to learn and to teach. Blank says she hears that from students, faculty members, alumni and donors.


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