Gov. Scott Walker is going on the offensive following loses for Republicans at the polls on Tuesday, taking to Twitter to emphasize his worry about a potential “Blue Wave” in the state and the effects it could have on his conservative base. Walker’s statements come following a string of liberal victories within Wisconsin. Earlier this year, state Sen. Patty Schachtner, D-River Falls, won a seat that was previously under Republican control for 17 years. President Trump previously won the district by 17 points. Walker tweeted at the time that the loss served as a “wakeup call” for conservatives.
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The Trump administration announced Monday a plan to roll back environmental standards, but Madison leaders are pushing back on the efforts, which would eliminate greenhouse gas reduction and fuel efficiency standards for American-made cars.
At a press conference Thursday, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin credited Tuesday’s election results to increased turnout among millennials and college students. To back up his claim, Soglin cited the change in turnout over predominantly student-populated wards in Madison from April 2014 elections to the ones on Tuesday.
To allow for greater discussion among the campus community, UW System President Ray Cross said Thursday that conversation on UW-Stevens Point’s controversial proposal to chop 13 humanities majors will continue next fall to allow for full shared governance engagement.
A search and screen committee has named three finalists for the position of vice chancellor for student affairs at UW–Madison, the university announced Thursday.
The UW-Madison Adapted Fitness program aims to help some of those seeking alternatives to a standard fitness center. The program is operated by the university’s kinesiology department. Tim Gattenby, a faculty associate for the program, expanded it in 1986 to provide an inclusive, recreational exercise space for people of various abilities.
In a year where multiple groups have expressed frustration with the process to receive student funds, the Student Services Finance Committee is grappling with a survey showing half of all groups seeking money felt the board didn’t create a welcoming environment.As a result, SSFC has worked to increase transparency and change certain internal committee policies.
In January, the Madison Police Department received 73 calls to service for The Beacon, a homeless day resource center in east Madison.
Madison officials and civil rights leaders hosted a commemorative rally Wednesday to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr.
Greeted by a hometown crowd at the Goodman Community Center on Madison’s east side, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., focused on gun reform and the federal budget in his first town hall style meeting of the year.While Pocan supported many of the resources included within the budget bill, he said he could not in good faith vote for a bill without knowing what was included in its entirety.
In an effort to increase transparency regarding the prevention of sexual assault and the steps taken by UW-Madison after a case is reported, Associated Students of Madison hosted a panel of staff members involved in the processes Wednesday night.University Health Services Violence Prevention Manager Samantha Johnson discussed initiatives to prevent sexual assault.
A group of UW-Madison students has taken advocating for undocumented students into their own hands.After becoming a registered organization in 2016 with the goal of providing support for the self-described Dreamers in the community, the Dreamers of UW-Madison released a scholarship application Tuesday for undocumented students for the fall 2018 semester.
As the system struggles under the weight of a dramatic increase in children entering foster care, Gov. Scott Walker signed into law key pieces of the state’s “Foster Forward” plan.
Susan Crawford won the contested battle for Dane County Circuit Court Judge, Branch 1, while Gloria Reyes beat out incumbent Anna Moffit for seat one on the school board in the Wisconsin 2018 Spring Elections.
After postponing a vote on legislation that would allow first-year representation on the body, the Associated Students of Madison passed it on the first of two votes Tuesday night.
Public employees will no longer be able to access abortion through their state healthcare plan under a bill Gov. Scott Walker signed into law Tuesday.
Judge Rebecca Dallet handily beat Judge Michael Screnock in Tuesday’s state Supreme Court race, just as Wisconsinites also voted to retain the state treasurer’s office.
After a protest from the Teaching Assistants’ Association, the Associated Students of Madison unanimously adopted a resolution Tuesday declaring support to the organization in their fight against a new segregated fee policy.
The month of April will be one of celebration for the Multicultural Student Center.For the first time, the MSC will celebrate Middle Eastern North African Heritage Month and Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month to highlight those communities and the impact they have on UW-Madison.
UW-Madison’s Discovery to Product office has a new director, according to a university release Tuesday.Andy Richards, the former interim director of D2P and Chief of Staff to the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, was selected to lead the office.