UW Chancellor Warns Of Political Threats

The University of Wisconsin in Madison’s outgoing leader says politics is the biggest threat to the university.

Chancellor Rebecca Blank says Wisconsin’s political divide is a threat to the university’s support. I

n her final report to the Board of Regents Thursday, she said politicians are using the university in their partisan “wars,” and calls that an existential threat to the U-W Madison.

Blank has been chancellor at U-W Madison since 2013. She’s leaving Wisconsin at the end of the academic year. She’ll take over as president of Northwestern University this fall.