As Gov. Scott Walker proposed a series of reforms to school safety funding and procedures, some disability rights groups fear the needs of the students they represent have been ignored.
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Twelve UW-Madison faculty members will be honored this April with the university’s annual Distinguished Teaching Awards.Recipients of this historic award, which dates back to 1953, are chosen based on student nominations and contributions faculty have made to student learning in their departments.This years winners include associate professor of integrative biology, Ellen Damschen, botany professor Simon Gilroy and professor of Afro-American Studies Michael Thorton.
Over 20 national societies have penned a letter in opposition to UW-Stevens Point's controversial proposal.
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder visited campus Friday to discuss the importance of redistricting reform, political participation and his legal battle with Gov. Scott Walker.
UW-Madison students gathered at the Social Science building Thursday to learn about the history of race, as well as discuss why race continues to be a relevant issue on the UW-Madison campus.
The Student Service Finance Committee narrowly shot down an amendment that would change its current attendance policies, after a debate that lasted for nearly an hour Thursday.
The Madison Transit and Parking Commission approved a motion Wednesday to increase parking rates at lots and garages around the city starting in June.Because of an increase in usage, the rates for the State Street campus and State Street Capitol garages are set to jump $0.20 and $0.30, respectively.
Following months of negotiations and debate, Madison’s Landlord and Tenant Issues Committee voted Thursday to pass a certification that hopes to encourage positive landlord practices in the city.
Student Services Finance Committee members debated an absence policy for an hour before shooting it down.
Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday called for a special session of the State Legislature to introduce a $100 million grant program to fund school security improvements.Walker’s grant program would increase funding for updated security technologies and facilities.
UW-Parkside became the second UW System school to declare no confidence in System President Ray Cross, following controversial comments he made in the wake of a decision to merge the state’s two-year and four-year schools.
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UW System President Ray Cross has faced significant criticism for emails he sent after the restructuring plan leaked.
Students, law enforcement and state representatives met for an Associated Students of Madison town hall Wednesday to discuss safety measures on campus and throughout Madison.Following the Parkland shooting, demands for improved gun control legislation and discussions of concealed carry have spread throughout the U.S., with the UW-Madison campus being no exception.
Research from a group of UW-Madison graduate students sheds new light on the potential relationship between gun ownership and mental health.Sociology graduate student Jinho Kim found that teens with easy access to a firearm in their home were 3 percent more likely to experience severe depressive symptoms, and the effects were greater for girls.
Just six percent of UW-Madison students turned out to vote in the Associated Students of Madison elections this spring, down from nine percent in last spring’s general election and the lowest turnout in 10 years.“We’re always looking for new ways that we can reach our demographic, especially on a college campus where [there] can be a lot of noise,” said Kate Wehrman, Student Elections Commision Chair.
As public pressure rises to generate meaningful solutions to ensure school safety, lawmakers clash over how best to address the issue.
It’s not just a high school movement.Hundreds of students and community members gathered Wednesday at noon on Library Mall to get the attention of legislators and advocate for tighter gun laws as part of National Walkout Day.
The controversial Lincoln Hills youth prison will likely remain open despite allegations of abuse and mistreatment after the state Senate rejected the Assembly’s plan to shut the facility down.
More than 5000 high school and middle school students from around Dane County walked out of classes at noon on Wednesday and gathered at the steps of the Capitol to call for gun control measures. The walkout comes as part of the #enough movement that has emerged out of high schools across the country following the Valentine's Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
“I just want to see change:” Thousands of Madison-area students march on Capitol steps to demand gun reform
Around 5,000 Madison-area high school students marched to the Capitol steps Wednesday to protest new gun legislation in the aftermath of last month’s shooting in Parkland, Fla.