Wisconsin’s Way Out of UCLA’s Taxable Hotel Dilemma: But We Really Have to Hurry!

In an earlier post today citing an online lesson from Stanford, we pointed to UCLA’s hotel tax dilemma.  We learned about Unrelated Business Income (UBI) and Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT).  It appears that much of the proposed use of the UCLA hotel is in fact taxable and yet commercial-type business is forbidden in the … Continue reading Wisconsin’s Way Out of UCLA’s Taxable Hotel Dilemma: But We Really Have to Hurry!

UCLA Among Top 10 Universities in R&D Spending in Fiscal Year 2010

Inside Higher Ed reports that UCLA is among the top ten universities in research and development spending.  It has been in that group for some time.  Basically, the key determinants are having a med school and getting a lot of federal research funding. The top ten are:Johns HopkinsU of Michigan (Ann Arbor)U of Wisconsin (Madison)U … Continue reading UCLA Among Top 10 Universities in R&D Spending in Fiscal Year 2010

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (in Wisconsin legislature)

Apparently, a strange race of beings has taken over the Wisconsin legislature. They look like ordinary people but...Plan Would Force U. of Wisconsin to Return $39-Million in U.S. Broadband Grants June 8, 2011, Marc Parry, Chronicle of Higher Ed A budget approved by a legislative committee last week would force the University of Wisconsin to … Continue reading Invasion of the Body Snatchers (in Wisconsin legislature)

More on the Other Wisconsin Story

Inside Higher Ed has been tracking the story of the pursuit by the University of Wisconsin-Madison for more autonomy from the larger U of Wisconsin system. That story has been submerged due to the controversy over the collective bargaining issue. As prior posts on this blog have noted, this effort has the support of Governor … Continue reading More on the Other Wisconsin Story

More on the U of Wisconsin Autonomy Story

As prior posts have noted, while the current big drama in Wisconsin revolves around Gov. Scott Walker's plan to curtail collective bargaining for public workers, there is a second story in Wisconsin dealing with the U of Wisconsin. In fact, the two stories are joined. Insider Higher Ed pointed yours truly to Gov. Walker's budget … Continue reading More on the U of Wisconsin Autonomy Story

More Futurology, Courtesy of the U of Wisconsin

In a previous blog entry, we noted another Wisconsin story, different from the one playing out in the capital. This one involves an apparent effort by the flagship campus of the U of Wisconsin at Madison to break away from the rest of the system. The issue for UC is whether, under similar budgetary strains, … Continue reading More Futurology, Courtesy of the U of Wisconsin

Things to Come for UC?: Wisconsin Debates Separating Madison Campus from Others in System

Insider Higher Ed reports today on the apparent efforts of the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison to separate from the larger multi-campus system over the objections of the systemwide president. The chancellor is quoted as saying, "In my view, it is dangerous not only for UW-Madison, but for the entire System and the state … Continue reading Things to Come for UC?: Wisconsin Debates Separating Madison Campus from Others in System