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A New Chancellor (and a Fitting Russian Proverb)

One reads this morning, as might have been expected, that the UW System regents have named Dr. Dwight C. Watson to be the new chancellor of UW-Whitewater.

These recent years have seen two failed chancellors at UW-Whitewater.

One hopes, genuinely and truly, that Dr. Watson, now Provost and Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at Southwest Minnesota State University, will serve well and fairly on behalf of all the campus.  He begins as UW-Whitewater’s next chancellor on 8.1.2019.

In all this, however, with so much that has gone poorly and tragically, it’s well to keep a Russian proverb in mind: Doveryai, no proveryai, (Trust, but verify).

It would be excessively pessimistic to be without hope, but foolish to hope unreservedly.

See also Beyond the Third Investigation.

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