Wisconsin legislators have come out strongly against a UW-Madison class called “The Problem of Whiteness,” suggesting it may impact the university’s upcoming budget if administrators don’t take action.
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WEST ALLIS, Wis.—Dressed in matching black “Make America Great Again hats,” Trump pins and white Trump t-shirts, Juliana McMan and her three sisters stood together, eagerly waiting to see President-elect Donald Trump Tuesday night.McMan, a day-one Trump supporter and a recent DePaul University graduate, traveled two hours from her home in western Illinois to the State Fairgrounds where she was one in a crowd of thousands that attended Trump’s “Thank You Tour.” “The Chicago rally got shut down because crazy protesters and stuff,” McMan said.
Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s $3.5 million presidential recount came to a close in Wisconsin Monday with only 1,769 of the 2.95 million ballots differing from the Nov.
The state’s biennial budget might seem complicated, but it has very real effects for the students, faculty, administration and staff that make up the UW System.
Split between university-centered cities and vast dairyland, state leaders are moving to re-format environmental regulations, which protection-minded activists said they find troubling.Last month, the state Department of Natural Resources moved to privatize permit acquisition, proposing what DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp, in an opinion editorial on the agency’s website, called “assurance programs” which she explained would increase independent information sourcing, relieving the agency until the final step.While staff rates dwindle, the DNR is crafting methods to deal with budget cuts, redirecting positions and reorienting systematic structures, inducing environmentalist’s anxieties.Since her appointment by Gov. Scott Walker in 2011, Stepp’s actions drew criticism from conservationist groups.
November’s election left not only both major political parties in a crisis of identity, but political journalism as well, a panel of journalists and experts said Thursday at the Overture Center.The event, organized by UW-Madison’s Center for Journalism Ethics, discussed the role of political journalism in presidential elections and the relationship between news media and the electorate.Following a general election where few pollsters, pundits or journalists accurately predicted the result, public distrust of the media is at an all time high, panelists said.Michael Wagner, an associate professor in the UW-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication, said he thought this was relatively unfair.“I’m not sure we should have expected an easy Clinton victory in the first place,” Wagner said.
Republican congressman Sean Duffy is facing criticism for describing Madison as a “communist community” when he attacked the ongoing presidential recount in Wisconsin Wednesday.
The UW System Board of Regents voted Thursday to recommend an increase in UW System employee salary in the 2017-’19 biennial budget.If passed, some UW employees would see an annual 2 percent increase in their salary for the next two years.
Ohio State Buckeyes Coming off of a loss to Indiana on Nov. 5, their third in four games, Ohio State’s chances of making a third-consecutive Sweet 16 appeared slim.
At the opening tip-off, the ball hung in the air longer than Ethan Happ expected—just long enough for Novak Topalovic to tap the ball back and steal the first possession for Idaho State.
A new policy brief released Wednesday from a UW-Madison research center shows relatively high rates of students submitting the FAFSA to obtain federal student aid.Authored by UW–Madison associate professor Nicholas Hillman and two Ph.D.
Wisconsin ranks 31st in the country in job creation, according to a quarterly report from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics released Wednesday.
Poor highway conditions are expected to deteriorate at double the current rate over the next decade, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation testified Tuesday, creating contention among GOP lawmakers over how to fund roads in the upcoming budget.
Six days a week during the summer, sophomore forward Ethan Happ continued practicing until he made 500 jump shots.Every workout Ethan Happ conducted this offseason continued until the sophomore forward made 500 jump shots.
A man reportedly swindled a UW-Madison student out of two expensive pairs of pants during a transaction at Five Guys on State Street last week.After the student posted on Facebook’s Marketplace Community advertising designer jeans for sale, the suspect, who claimed to be from Baraboo, offered $100 for each pair.
All counties are on track to report their recount results by the federally mandated Dec. 13 deadline, the state said Monday.Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell also released a statement earlier in the day detailing the progress of the recount in Dane County.“We are one-third of the way through the number of days we have to conduct the recount and we are slightly ahead of schedule with over 100,000 ballots counted to date,” McDonell said.
Jason Sidener will take over as the new executive director of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, replacing current director Kory Kozloski.
Wisconsin lawmakers continued disagreements over road funding Monday, the day before the Assembly Transportation Committee has a meeting to discuss the proposed transportation budget.
INDIANAPOLIS — Throughout the season, Wisconsin, which came into the season unranked, proved preseason doubters wrong en route to a surprising Big Ten West title.
INDIANAPOLIS — The Wisconsin Badgers’ wild season came to a screeching halt in Indianapolis, as UW (7-3 Big Ten, 10-3 overall) fell to the Penn State Nittany Lions (9-1, 11-2) in the Big Ten Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium.The Badgers took a seemingly comfortable 28-7 lead in the first quarter, but Penn State’s infamous second-half turn-around was in full swing as they fought back to take lead and the conference crown.Wisconsin was able to play its style of football for most of the game, heavily relying on the ground game to control the clock and put points on the board, slowly but surely.