Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Big Idea, final

On Thursday, we listened to a breakfast presentation about sauerkraut, cabbage, and plant pathology. It turns out that UW Madison created a department of plant pathology in response to a crisis in the growing of cabbage. Plants are something I … Continue reading

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The Big Idea, part 2

I hope to be comatose after I eat dinner, so here is an early report on Day 3 of the Wisconsin Idea Bus Tour. We started with an incredibly inspiring talk by a Menominee woman who teaches on the reservation … Continue reading

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The Big Idea

“Saaaaaaaaaaaaaay, what’s the big idea?” That’s a piece of old fashioned talk that nobody says any more, though you hear it in just about every black and white movie out there. It, is, however, today’s topic. Specifically, the Wisconsin Idea. … Continue reading

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