Thursday, August 25, 2005

More bad UW press -- Madison is #1 party school

I am sure most of you have seen the stories about Madison taking over from UC-Boulder as the #1 party school as chosen by some magazine. (Here is the JSOnline story)

You can see one of our own student's glorification of drinking here at Oshkosh at this link:

It is hard to know what to say about all of these stories, but I suppose it is not surprising that the students don't take education seriously when so many of those in charge of our state politics belittle it all the time.

1 comment:

Lake Winneblogo said...

I heard the talk on WPR this morning and one of the commentators pointed out that Madison has been transformed into an institution mostly for the upper classes in Wisconsin. The average family income for a Madison student is 2.5 % the state average.

Richer students often have less incentive to take their studies seriously, since they believe they are entitled to their spot and will be successful no matter how college turns out. (Mommy and Daddy will take care of the bills!)