, not only will Stories between Messenger Day and Facebook be consolidated as of today, but Facebook is also getting rid of Direct, an ephemeral messaging feature.
Two-year students would graduate with a degree from the University of Wisconsin system, which would eventually offer upper-level courses on satellite campuses.
Savings from this restructuring would be applied to academic programs, as Georgia did with its higher ed consolidation, Anderson adds.
“I think this joined system could serve as an example of how we can serve societal, economic and individual needs.” For example, two-year colleges are structured to respond to the programmatic needs of changing industries and workforce, says Anderson.
In return, UW professors can bring their expertise to the two-year satellites when geography allows.
Voters rejected referendums for consolidation in the past.
The idea surfaced again in May during a brainstorming session when a delegation of business and government leaders visited Nashville, Tennessee, on an inter-city trip sponsored by the Chamber.
The cloud cast by the two serious issues at once could be a catalyst for change, said Ron Sachs, president and CEO of Sachs Media Group, which conducted the survey titled, "Trust in Local Government and Attitudes Regarding City-County Consolidation."“The stage is set is for a community conversation about consolidation,” Sachs said.
“People are not apt to want to make a significant change, like in the change in what the form of government would be unless there’s a crisis that commands change.”Of the survey's 1,469 respondents, about two thirds (64 percent) showed some level of support for consolidation; 37 percent showed strong support and 27 percent showed "somewhat" support.
“We too often create a false dichotomy by considering higher education as liberal education or job training when the answer is not either/or, but both/and,” says Robert E.