Does a safer city start with violence prevention programs or law enforcement?That question was key as a Madison finance committee voted Monday night on nearly two dozen proposed changes to the city’s budget — and violence prevention seems to be the answer for local officials, at least for now.After more than four hours of debate, the committee shot down a proposed amendment that would have removed a quarter of a million dollars toward violence prevention efforts led by the city’s public health agency.
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John Derynda died of sudden cardiac arrest after running a half-marathon. His sister, UW-Madison student Brittany Derynda, wants to make sure that doesn’t happen to anyone else.
College students in southeastern Wisconsin are already reaping the rewards of the state’s controversial mega-subsidy to the Taiwanese electronics group Foxconn.
Madison police used pepper spray this weekend to break up a fight before arresting three men outside a popular strip of downtown bars this weekend.A “large” fight broke out on the 600 block of University Avenue early Saturday morning, Madison Police Department Public Information Officer Joel DeSpain said in an incident report.
A petition is circulating after a proposal that would suspend admissions to the full-time Master of Business Administration Program degree for one year surfaced last week.
After receiving intense — albeit predictable — backlash for referring to three GOP state Senators as “terrorists,” the top-ranking Republican in the state Assembly issued an apology Monday.“I now regret using the word terrorist because it goes against the guidelines I’ve set for our chamber, and myself,” Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Burlington, said in a statement.
Nearly a month after UW-Madison received reports of “unacceptable levels” of lead dust around Agricultural Hall and surrounding areas, the university announced Monday that there is no longer a significant health risk to the community.
Programs created through collaboration between Madison Metropolitan School District and UW-Madison address the “achievement gap” exists among high school students of color have historically been given fewer educational resources — and some students are left behind with an “educational debt,” compared to advantaged peers. She said we can’t assume it is the student’s responsibility to catch up, but rather society's responsibility to invest in education for students of color.
What started as a design assignment in a class in the School of Human Ecology has transformed into a non-profit organization that helps empower women in Kenya.After a student in one of Lesley Sager’s design classes thought of the idea to created cardboard disaster relief shelters, Sager, now the director for the Design Thinking Initiative in the School of Human Ecology, traveled to Kenya in 2012 — where monsoon season often destroys mud homes — to examine the Kenyans’ living situations.
Downtown Madison’s new homeless day resource center could receive an additional $40,000 if a finance committee gives the go-ahead to an amendment to the city budget.
Green Bay Correctional facility would close its doors under a bill that calls for selling the prison to a private company, paving the way for a new jail in Brown County.The legislation, sponsored by state Rep.
Some Badgers welcomed homecoming weekend with a beer at a tailgate. Others donned red-and-white overalls and sang “Build Me Up Buttercup” in the stands of Camp Randall. For Ted and Mary Kellner, homecoming marked a time to give back to their alma mater.
The Wisconsin Association of Black Men won their case against the Student Services Finance Committee Thursday, granting them the opportunity to make their case for student funding.
Student Judiciary ruled in favor of the Wisconsin Association of Black Men after the group filed a lawsuit against SSFC.
Howard D. Eskridge, a 29-year-old Madison resident, was arrested after he allegedly punched the victim multiple times in the head and stole his cell phone, according to an MPD incident report.
Student activists organized Friday in opposition to a controversial Republican bill that would prohibit UW medical students from performing abortions or receive training at medical centers that do so.The proposal would end a decade-long partnership between the university and Planned Parenthood, which provides abortion-related training and work opportunities to medical students.The state Senate heard testimony on the legislation Tuesday, months after a state Assembly committee considered a nearly identical measure.
In a change sure to send shockwaves through the college, the Wisconsin School of Business may eliminate its full-time Master of Business Administration program if a proposal from its administration is accepted.
After a year of religious tension at UW-Madison, a new program is hoping to use religious dialogue to bring together students with different beliefs.
Two finance committee representatives accused each other of bringing personal politics into a decision on funding for the Muslim Student Association this week.
UW-Madison joined 800 other universities Thursday in a letter calling upon key congressmen to advance legislation to protect Dreamers. The letter, compiled by the American Council on Education, urged the leaders to implement a “long-term legislative fix” that would protect Dreamers — individuals protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals act.