The Madison Public Library welcomed Jesse Eisenberg, an actor, playwright and author, to Madison as an extension of the Wisconsin Book Festival Wednesday.
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Madison's Freakfest has become a staple event to the city's famed Halloween festivities.
Jesse Eisenberg has been in a number of award-winning films, though he said he has never watched any of his movies.
Madison city officials gathered Wednesday to discuss logistics and entertainment for the upcoming Freakfest, which will have its 10th anniversary Saturday.
Community activist and attorney Rev. Everett Mitchell now aims to bring restorative justice approaches to the Dane County Circuit Court, after launching a campaign for the fourth branch seat Tuesday.“Given the disparities we’ve had in our communities, I’ve realized that if we are going to have any systemic change, we need to have people involved in the systemic change itself,” Mitchell said.Mitchell currently works as the Director of Community Relations at UW-Madison, and also serves as a pastor at Christ the Solid Rock Baptist Church in Madison.Mitchell previously worked as a domestic abuse prosecutor for Dane County, which he said informed him of the various issues people of color face in the courts.“The issue was a mix of race and poverty,” Mitchell said.
Madison West chemistry teacher and UW-Madison grad Helen Yan won a teaching fellowship earlier this month, distributed by the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation.The KSTF, which has awarded over 250 fellowships to the most promising teachers around the country, “seeks to improve STEM education by building a stable, sustainable cadre of networked leading teachers” according to Ebony Freeman, communications and development manager at the foundation.Broken up into three phases throughout the first five years of teaching, the fellowship helps talented new teachers to identify their strengths in the field and develop professional connections.On top of this, the fellowship also awards its members with stipends, funding for professional development, grants for teaching materials and leadership opportunities.Yan received her master’s degree in inorganic chemistry in 2011.In her first year of teaching at Madison West High School, Yan said she hopes her fellowship will help her encourage students to pursue careers in the STEM field and to “demonstrate that [succeeding in chemistry] is something all of her students are capable of.”Yan noted that because chemistry classes are the first courses that college STEM students take, it is especially important to leave a positive impression on students early in their education.Moving forward, Yan said she is hopeful that Madison-area schools will try to improve the STEM learning experience.Yan also said one way to achieve this goal is for counselors and teachers to “set a good example by being positive about students and their abilities in science classes.”This article has been updated Oct.
This year’s Go Big Read book impacted more than just the 5,000 students who received a copy at the Chancellor’s Convocation, as area law enforcement read Bryan Stevenson’s “Just Mercy.”
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin's 2016 operating budget totaled $289 million. The Common Council will adopt it in November.
A Dodge Durango burst into flames Monday, damaging two parked, unmarked Madison Police Department squad cars just outside of the City County Building on South Carroll Street., according to an incident report by Public Information Officer Joel DeSpain.
With just two weeks left before the Madison Common Council adopts the 2016 budget, the city’s Board of Estimates discussed a slew of amendments to Madison Mayor Paul Soglin’s executive operating budget Tuesday.
The city’s longstanding ties with historical scientific achievements have a new home in the Madison Science Museum, which opened Thursday.
Dane County announced Monday that the $2 million Affordable Housing Development Fund was awarded to four proposals pending County Board approval, allocating $500,000 for housing for individuals released from custody and $1.5 million to three rental housing projects.
Just four weeks into her new job as racial equity coordinator, Toriana Pettaway already has big plans for the future of social equality in Madison.
A Madison man suffered severe head injuries after his moped crashed into an SUV Tuesday.
Madison police received reports of an incident of sexual assault at Target, which they said is likely related to a previous incident at West Towne Mall.
In an effort to clean area lakes, cows will now produce much more than just Wisconsin’s famed dairy products.
Under the initial proposal, downtown businesses would have had to pay $13 per square foot for sidewalk space. With the new compromise, the businesses will pay $5.50 per square foot.
Canadian based folk-rocker Dallas Green—also known as City and Colour—attempts to reach new depths on his fifth release, If I Should Go Before You. He introduces themes of mortality—a common theme for singer-songwriters—to his folk-fuzz-inspired sound. In order to distinguish himself from inadvertently exploring the same tropes as other artists within the genre, Green attempts to contextualize his fears of mortality within a relationship, hence the title of the album.
A Madison inmate at the Dane County Jail has gone missing since Monday with his whereabouts unknown.