With partisan nominations for governor, U.S. Senate, lieutenant governor, Congress and most of the state Legislature on the line, more Wisconsinites turned out to vote in Tuesday’s primary election than any primary since 2002.Most major races saw longtime frontrunners pull away with expected victories.Democratic primary for governorState superintendent Tony Evers, who has been a consistent leader in name recognition, polls and party backing, pulled out a convincing win.With over 41 percent of the vote, Evers, a former school teacher, gathered more than twice the support of his opponents, trailed by firefighters’ union head Mahlon Mitchell with 16 percent and former state Rep.
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With a new academic year on the horizon, returning and incoming students from two-year colleges will play a key role in determining the success of the integration of two-year and four-year institutions during a transition year.
Madison has a new plan for its future following the Common Council’s decision to adopt the City of Madison Comprehensive Plan in their meeting on August 7, a process over two years in the making.The 159 page plan, created by the city’s planning department, will attempt to shape the city’s development through the year 2040, by which time the city estimates 70,000 new people will call Madison home.
After piloting the cashless system in Liz Waters residence hall two years ago, University Housing has decided to implement a cashless system at Gordon Dining and Event Center this fall.With this system, students can only use a credit card, debit card or Wiscard to pay for food at university dining halls.
In one of the most anticipated primary elections in recent years, Wisconsinites will head to the polls Tuesday to select their party’s nominees for a swath of key races coming in the general election.Seen as a major battleground in what will likely be a decisive midterm election, the state’s voters will decide who will make the ballot for governor, U.S.
Many potential college students are worried they won't be able to afford an education. Bucky's Tuition Promise is new a program meant to help solve the problem.
The tuition freeze has been criticized in the past from both lawmakers and university officials. Arguments claimed the effects of ongoing funding cuts to the UW System have only been exacerbated by the tuition cap, and they have called on Gov. Walker to fund the freeze.
President Cross acknowledged the hesitance towards the restructuring, but remains unafraid to "pursue [the] needed reforms."
Madison Police Department arrested a man early Friday morning following reports he fired a gun in a downtown parking garage.The shooting, witnessed by a private security guard, occurred after three people approached the suspect’s car in the State Street Campus Garage and appeared to have a conversation, according to an MPD incident report. As they walked away from his car, the suspect fired a shot and sped out of the garage, taking out a parking ramp stop arm in the process.Police officers near the garage heard the shot and used surveillance cameras to obtain the license plate number.
Campus spaces memorializing KKK fraternity members likely to see name change, following Union Council vote
Wisconsin Union spaces that memorialized former Ku Klux Klan fraternity members could receive new names this fall, if UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank approves the Union Council resolution passed in a 7-2 vote Monday night.The council’s resolution comes after a summer’s worth of discussion and debate surrounding the Porter Butts Gallery and the Fredric March Play Circle, after a report published last spring linked those spaces’ namesakes to a 1920s campus fraternity called the Ku Klux Klan.
Madison police are searching for a suspect after a shooting occurred at a local radio station early Sunday morning.According to WORT’s Facebook page, a man wearing a hood and mask entered the station around 3 a.m.
Two men driving a stolen car were arrested after crashing into another vehicle Wednesday, according to a UW-Madison Police Department incident report.
An attempted strong-arm robbery occurred on North Lake Street between University Avenue and West Johnson Street early Sunday morning, according to a UW-Madison Crime Warning issued Sunday morning.
An attempted strong-arm robbery and battery occurred near Memorial Library late Saturday night, according to a UW-Madison Crime Warning issued early Sunday morning.The warning stated that an officer was driving through the area when they were flagged down by the victim.
Madison Alder Sara Eskrich, District 13, announced her resignation from the Common Council Wednesday.
A pedestrian was sexually assaulted by a stranger Tuesday night, near the intersection of W. Dayton Street and Mills Street, according to a Madison Police Department Crime Warning sent Thursday morning.
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin announced Tuesday he will not run for re-election in 2019.Soglin, who is currently running for the Democratic nomination for governor, was first elected mayor of Madison as a 27-year-old in 1973.
UW-Madison’s Kappa Sigma Fraternity has been placed on interim suspension by the university following a safety incident that occurred at a party last weekend.
UW-Madison’s Kappa Sigma Fraternity had its charter withdrawn from the national branch of the organization Tuesday for an incident at a party this past weekend, according to a screenshot of an email from the Supreme Executive Committee of Kappa Sigma Fraternity.
The UW-Madison Police Department received notice of two burglaries that allegedly took place at University Hospital this week, according to a UW-Madison Crime Warning.