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Public higher education: Target for disinvestment or key to economic growth?

"We can't move forward with mixed messages."

That's the message from UW-Eau Claire Chancellor James Schmidt in a recent column he wrote related to the state budget passed in the last legislative session. 

Specifically, Schmidt discussed the budget's impact on UW-Eau Claire, how the university is moving forward with  students as its continued focus, and the disconnect between what he is told our state needs from higher education institutions and the message sent over the summer from state legislators.

Read Schmidt's column, which appeared in the Nov. 1 edition of the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram.