Chancellor leaving troubled Wisconsin for the presidency of Amherst College

Carolyn A. Martin, the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a flagship public research university with 42,000 students, is resigning to become president of Amherst College, a prestigious liberal arts college with 1,750 students, reports the New York Times. For most of this year, Dr. Martin, 60, and her campus have occupied center stage in the nation’s politically charged battles over higher education…

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