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UW–Madison Chancellor Talks Tuition, Diversity And Budget Cuts

Acting United States Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank smiles at a news conference for the opening of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's first satellite location in Detroit, Friday, July 13, 2012. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's first satellite location outside of Washington, D.C., is expected to help entrepreneurs in Michigan get patent approvals more quickly. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Acting United States Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank smiles at a news conference for the opening of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's first satellite location in Detroit, Friday, July 13, 2012. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's first satellite location outside of Washington, D.C., is expected to help entrepreneurs in Michigan get patent approvals more quickly. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

The average cost of college tuition is about $32,000 a year for private schools and a little under $10,000 a year for in-state residents going to public schools, according to the College Board.

Those public schools, though, have an additional challenge because they also rely on state tax dollars for funding – and many states have cut back, including Wisconsin.

As part of our View from the Top conversation series, Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson talks with Rebecca Blank, chancellor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, about the challenges she faces in leading the school.

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