Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Good-bye Biddy.

Chancellor Martin leaving UW-Madison for presidency at Amherst College

Chancellor Biddy Martin thanks donors and UW-Madison alumni John and Tashia Morgridge after the two delivered a shared address to graduates during a spring commencement ceremony at the Kohl Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on May 14, 2011. View more photos. Photo: Jeff Miller

June 14, 2011

University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Biddy Martin, who built a reputation as a visionary thinker and defender of the university’s role as global public research institution, announced today (Tuesday, June 14) that she’s leaving the university to become president of Amherst College.
I wonder why she's really leaving.

Maybe the USDA/NIH joint investigation report is coming out and the university needs to be able to say that the poorly run system was a result of Biddy's meddling and mismanagement, and that the bad egg is gone, so there is no one left to blame.

Another free pass perhaps.

2 comments:

Jeremy Beckham said...

It's so frustrating that the rotten apples keep giving the other 5% a bad name!

Anonymous said...

Jeremy, you give UW-Madison too much credit. There is significantly less than 5% following the AWA, much less common decency. Good riddance, Biddy. As for the USDA/NIH investigation - Could be. My guess is this is unrelated. Most of the garbage USDA/NIH looked into predated Biddy. It's Sandgren, Mellon and Welter who need to update their resumes.