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1718, 09 Jul 20

Thompson Pushes for Open Campuses


Thompson told reporters he is doing all he can to ensure that campuses are able to offer in-person instruction this fall, saying “we need” students in the classroom.

“I know a lot of students like me from small communities … really would like to come back to campus,” Thompson said. “I keep hearing from parents, I keep hearing from students, the importance of an in-person education.”

Thompson said he would detail his reopening plans at the Board of Regents meeting later Thursday.


1718, 09 July 2020


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    I’m torn.

    If UW is teaching students to hate America, we are making them dumber, and shut down might be better.

  2. Le Roi du Nord

    “If UW is teaching students to hate America, we are making them dumber”.

    Do you have a course number for that class?

  3. Mar

    Of course Le Roi probably has not been in a college setting since dirt was invented, otherwise he would not have made such an ignorant statement.

  4. Kevin Scheunemann


    I’ll call out your dishonest bluff.

    Let’s start with Philos 433G.

  5. Pat

    PHILOS 433G Nineteenth-Century Philosophers
    3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
    Hegel, Schopenhauer, Marx, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and others. The conflict of idealistic, materialistic, and irrationalist philosophies of the nineteenth century and their influence on its social, literary, and religious movements.

  6. Randall Flagg


    You need to keep in mind that to Trump supporters, ‘hating America’ means criticizing America or acknowledging our past transgressions.  Just like ‘hating Trump’ means criticizing Trump.

    They feel that Trump and America are above criticism, and any one who does so is a traitor who ‘hates.’

    So of course they don’t want any picture of America shown in classes other than one of an America as pure as the driven snow.  Just like they don’t want any news stories about Trump except those that honor and worship him as perfect.


  7. jjf

    Follow The Logic!  We can’t have any form of learning taking place in a university!  Especially the thin crowd who advances to the point of taking 400-level philosophy courses!  They’re the most dangerous influence on society today!  What would be much better is if they didn’t learn about these things, and instead just read their Bibles!

  8. Le Roi du Nord

    Exactly, we can’t have any criticism of the current administration, nor can we have opinions that differ from the self-proclaimed conservative and religious absolute truth. If we do we are labeled as haters or worse. And don’t bother with facts, those are just heresy.

  9. jjf

    But think of the influence that those dozen students in 433 might have on the world.  It’s immeasurable!

    And heaven knows when students are simply exposed to coursework, they instantly absorb it, and then they change their own personal views.  It’s just common sense!

    We don’t really need teachers.  What we really need to do is just burn all the books that mention Hegel, Schopenhauer, Marx, Kierkegaard and Nietzsche.

  10. Jason

    We cant criticize the university, only the president and Walker!

  11. Mar

    Yeah, the 4 brain dead liberals are in a huff this morning. Must be that time of the month.
    I guess students just go to class and then go back to the dorms or home and live in a bubble.
    And yes, even most classes I took at UW had political undertones, especially the school of education and school of special education classes I took. Sure, it may look innocent in the brouchers but in reality, the radical liberalism that runs through UW is rampant.
    Especially by those, who at the time didn’t have to graduate even though they have been taking undergraduates for 10 years.

  12. Kevin Scheunemann

    I kind of thought you Marxists libs would enjoy my course listing.

    This is the seed where the hate of America starts.   America has been solidly destroying Marxism since its humon rights abuser founder wrote about it.

    You are all out there celebrating “Yes! keep tearing America down”

    No surprise.


  13. Le Roi du Nord

    What a shame that this is lost on the “conservatives of today.

    “Whatever may be the limitations which trammel inquiry elsewhere we believe the great state University of Wisconsin should ever encourage that continual and fearless sifting and winnowing by which alone the truth can be found.”

  14. Mar

    Gee, Le Roi, whose truth are we talking about?
    Those who tear down statues, loot and riot?
    Those who preach hate in Madison?
    Or the conservative view points?
    How about the racists and their viewpoints?
    Or how about the big donors and their truths.
    How about frat boy truths?

  15. Le Roi du Nord

    Well surely not yours, as you wouldn’t know the truth if it bit you on the a$$.  But you are more than willing to accept the nonsense trump spouts by the minute.  I hope the disinfectant injection is working for you, and that you aren’t one of the multitudes of new cases in AZ.

  16. Mar

    So, I guess your comment about seeking the truth, ironic coming from you who cannot help but lie constantly is really another lie from you.
    How shocking.

  17. Mar

    But thank you for your concern about my health here in Arizona.
    I wonder why the Chinese virus is basically hitting liberal areas of our state and not conservative areas?
    Smart virus.

  18. Kevin Scheunemann


    When that “sifting” means tearing down Western civilization and inspiring hate of this country,we have stopped finding truth in favor of destructive chaos.

    ….but you secretly depsise the country…so this is all just dandy for you.


  19. Randall Flagg

    If the right wants their children to follow what they have been indoctrinated with, and to not question what they have been told, send them to religious universities.


  20. Kevin Scheunemann


    So you openly advocate undermining the Judeo-Christian foundation of our society?

    Awful. Just awful.


  21. Randall Flagg

    Thanks to the Black Student Union at Madison, I learned Lincoln did not believe that the races were equal.

    Pointing that out is not ‘hate’, it’s learning.

  22. Kevin Scheunemann


    So one minor opinion from the greatest President of the nation, means we have to embrace a “tear it all down” attitude?

    If you believe the system cannot be reformed, you essentially advocate treason.

    Awful. Just awful.

  23. Randall Flagg

    I openly advocate children questioning what their parents’ religion has told them.

    I openly advocate children questioning what their racists parents have told them.

    I openly advocate children questioning what their homophobic parents have told them.



  24. Randall Flagg


    I’m continually astounded by the leaps you make.  I point out something I learned, and you leap to “tear it all down” I never said I agreed with removing the statue did I?

    I never said I believed the system cannot be reformed.  But in order to reform it, we have to acknowledge it is broken.  And openly discuss how broken it was and is.

    And treason?  Man you are the Prince of Hyperbole.  Trump is the King (and Queen)




  25. Kevin Scheunemann


    So everyone religious is a bigoted racist and homophobe in your world?


  26. Kevin Scheunemann


    If that is true.   List your reforms.

    (Reform is not the goal of majority of BLM movement.   so that puts you at odds with the BLM movement).

  27. Randall Flagg


    So everyone religious is a bigoted racist and homophobe in your world?

    Nope, Religions are racist and homophobe.  There are some religious people that are not, which makes me wonder why they continue to support organizations that are.

    Religions are about power and money these days, not saving souls.

  28. Le Roi du Nord


    You don’t have a clue as to what the “sifting and winnowing” passage refers to, do you? Just like walker didn’t. Keep those blinders snugged up tight.

  29. Mar

    Gee, Le Roi, what evidence do you have that Governor Walker didn’t understand the phrase or you lying again?

  30. Le Roi du Nord


    Look it up, mar.

  31. Jason

    You’ll notice that it’s only a “look it up” response when Leroy Saggypants is unable to provide an intelligent answer.

  32. Le Roi du Nord

    No j, not at all true. How will mar, or you, or others here on this site get any smarter if you continue to insist that others do your homework for you? Project based learning is all the rage now. Or were and mar the sort that paid others to take the college entrance exam for you?

  33. Jason

    Written like someone who has nothing between the ears.  Sad, very sad.

  34. Mar

    Looks like Pathological Liar Le Roi is lying again.
    I tried looking it up and all I could find was Saint Walker.
    Le Roi just cannot help himself when it comes to lying.
    What is so sad, is that he thinks he is good at it when in fact, he is a very bad liar.

  35. Le Roi du Nord

    “were you and mar…”

    Sorry for the omission

  36. Le Roi du Nord

    You didn’t try very hard.  It took me a few seconds to get several articles on the subject.  You’ll never cure ignorance without some effort.  It is all up to you.

  37. Kevin Scheunemann


    Other than Islam, and atheist godlessness, which religions are racist and “homophobic”?


    This will be interesting.

  38. Kevin Scheunemann


    If you are against BLM and tearing it all down.

    List your reforms.

    Let’s talk about it. I don’t think you have any substantive reforms.

  39. Jason

    >You didn’t try very hard. 

    Like that gives you cover for not having an intelligent answer to a question posed to you.

  40. Mar

    So, once again Le Roi is lying again.
    If what you said is true, it’s very easy to copy the link and show us how right you are. And if you were right, at least I would say you are right.
    But you, Le Roi chose not to do that, proving once again you are lying…again.
    You made the accusation, Le Roi, now back it up.

  41. Le Roi du Nord

    Sorry guys, but you’ll never succeed if others do your work. You must not want to see the answer since you are avoiding it so fiercely.

  42. Jason

    Like that gives you cover for not having an intelligent answer to a question posed to you.

  43. Le Roi du Nord

    You are repeating yourself, j. Try to think of something original. Or seek help. Your choice.

  44. Mar

    Jason, Pathological Liar Le Roi iskust trolling again.
    He is like a dumb fish that keeps getting caught but is so ugly, he gets thrown back so can repeat doing stupid things, like lying.

  45. Jason

    Leroy, I was testing if it is also copyright.  Haha dumbass.

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