Fourth UW-Madison chancellor finalist answers questions from campus community

MADISON, Wis. — The fourth of five finalists hoping to become the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s next chancellor answered questions from the campus community Thursday evening.

Marie Lynn Miranda, a professor of applied computational mathematics and statistics and a former provost at Notre Dame, laid out her philosophy during her question-and-answer session.

“We should keep in our minds all the time that we have a dual goal: We want our students when they leave here to led meaningful lives and we also want them to be able to compete globally,” she said.

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Miranda’s appearance came after fellow finalists spoke earlier this week. Daniel Reed, a presidential professor of computational science and a former provost at the University of Utah, spoke on Monday, Jennifer Mnookin, a professor and dean at the UCLA School of Law, spoke on Tuesday and Ann Cudd, a provost, senior vice-chancellor and professor of philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh, spoke on Wednesday.

John Karl Scholz, a provost and professor of economic policy at UW-Madison and the only UW-affiliated finalist, will speak on Friday.

In October, current chancellor Rebecca Blank announced her plans to step down at the end of the academic year to become the new president of Northwestern University.

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