I've been trying to figure out how this would work. Would students attend classes on both campuses? Would they have 10 minutes between classes? Would different programs be offered on each campus? Would transportation between campuses be provided?
The JS is reporting today that a new report says the merger could cost $25 million a year. The report doesn't explain all the costs, though, a pretty good sign that readers of said report should be highly skeptical of what they are reading.
The paper also reports:
Advocates of the merger have contended that it would allow the Waukesha campus to offer a wider range of services, improve education and promote synergy and efficiency.
Any time the word "synergy" is bandied about in support of anything, readers/listeners/watchers are advised to be highly skeptical of the viability of the proposal at hand.
That is just one of those rules of life that serves one well.