Ray Cross


Art by David Michael Miller

For four decades Isthmus has been putting together below-the-belt annual rewards for bad behavior. Not surprisingly, there is never a shortage of material. Read more

Isthmus Cover Stories 5 Comments

To continue to exist, free speech needs to come with a big dose of tolerance. Read more

Citizen Dave 3 Comments


David Michael Miller

The gutting of the liberal arts at UW-Stevens Point is another result of the Republican mismanagement of the UW System. Read more

Opinion 6 Comments


David Michael Miller

The Board of Regents has approved a major restructuring of the University of Wisconsin System, proposed by UW System president Ray Cross. The plan includes moving WPR and WPT from the UW Extension and into Cross’ office. That should not happen. Read more

Opinion 4 Comments

Gov. Scott Walker said in a statement that the university should not be about protecting the interests of the faculty, but about delivering value and excellent to Wisconsin. Aren’t those two linked? Read more

Citizen Dave


David Michael Miller

I don’t disagree with the no-confidence vote against UW System President Ray Cross. But he has few options, given the short leash Republican leaders keep him on. Read more



David Michael Miller

A no-confidence vote in Ray Cross and the Board of Regents will have no more political fallout than saying nothing, and it has the added advantage of being true. Even in this cynical season, there’s still some hope that in the end truth will matter. Read more

Citizen Dave 1 Comments

UW System President Ray Cross starts a trend in useful props for Board of Regents meetings. Read more

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Jeff Miller/UW-Madison

UW Chancellor Ray Cross has a difficult job. But in his latest move, the cancellation of briefings on UW System budget cuts, he put raw politics or political calculation ahead of a search for the truth. Read more

Citizen Dave 5 Comments

In Wisconsin, 2015 won’t likely be remembered as the best of times. But it was a year when the veneer was stripped away, forcing a more honest assessment, as the state came to terms with itself. Read more


UW System President Ray Cross expresses his gratitude that the legislature is only cutting the university system's funding by $250 million. Read more

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