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The conversation about higher education has been one-sided for too long, as we obsess over what it can do for the business community. UW leaders should ask some obvious, yet uncomfortable, questions of those most responsible for our economy — business and governmental leaders — about what they can do for our graduates and communities.

Eggnog is a divisive drink around the holidays, almost as much as pumpkin spice. While one side advocates pouring all the eggnog down the drain, the other dumps it in their daily coffee and drenches French toast with it. This year, we set out to sort the good eggs from the bad with the Cap T…

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will act Friday afternoon on a set of proposals passed quickly by the state's Republican-led Legislature in a lame-duck session last week. The bills would strip away some powers from his Democratic successor and restrict early voting, but Walker has argued Gov.-elect Tony Evers will still have "some of the strongest powers of any governor in the nation." 

Watching Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite” didn’t fill me with disgust and dismay for the entire human race. So I guess coming from the director of “The Lobster” and “Dogtooth,” that makes it a crowd-pleaser.

On this episode of the podcast, Millennials who have found success as entrepreneurs, consultants and business leaders talk about what they think the city and the state is doing right and what it's doing wrong to attract and retain younger demographics.

Eggnog is a divisive drink around the holidays, almost as much as pumpkin spice. While one side advocates pouring all the eggnog down the drain, the other dumps it in their daily coffee and drenches French toast with it. This year, we set out to sort the good eggs from the bad with the Cap T…

Abigail Becker joined The Capital Times in 2016, where she primarily covers city and county government. She previously worked for the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism and the Wisconsin State Journal.

Lindsay Christians has been writing about the fine arts, food and wine for The Capital Times since 2008. She has a masters in theater research from UW-Madison and hosts the food podcast The Corner Table. Find her at @LindsayC608.

Steven Elbow joined The Capital Times in 1999 and has covered law enforcement in addition to city, county and state government. He has also worked for the Portage Daily Register and has written for the Isthmus weekly newspaper in Madison.

Katelyn Ferral is The Cap Times' public affairs and investigative reporter. She joined the paper in 2015 and previously covered the energy industry for the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. She's also covered state politics and government in North Carolina.

Jason Joyce took over as news editor of The Capital Times in 2013.

Erik Lorenzsonn is the Cap Times' tech and culture reporter. He joined the team in 2016, after having served as an online editor for Wisconsin Public Radio and having written for publications like The Progressive Magazine and The Poughkeepsie Journal.

Jessie Opoien covers state government and politics for the Capital Times. She joined the Cap Times in 2013 and has also covered Madison life, race relations, culture and music.

Pat Schneider covers higher education for the Cap Times, the most recent in a variety of assignments that has included legal issues, city government, community-building, immigration and K-12 education. You can follow her @PatSchneiderCT. 

Lisa Speckhard Pasque is the The Capital Times' metro reporter. She joined the paper in 2016 and primarily covers neighborhoods, transportation and development. Follow her on Twitter @lisapasque.

Negassi Tesfamichael is the local education reporter at The Cap Times. He joined the paper in 2018. He previously worked as an intern at WISC-TV/Channel3000.com and at POLITICO. Find him at @_NegassiT. 

Rob Thomas is the features editor and social media editor for the Capital  Times, as well as its film critic. He joined the Cap Times in 1999 and has written about movies, music, food and books.