Following a 2015 survey that revealed high rates of sexual assault at UW-Madison—particularly in residence halls and Greek houses—campus groups have been working to build prevention programs aimed at reducing these numbers.This programming aims to reach a significant portion of the campus population, as 90 percent of freshman choose to live in university housing and approximately 13 percent of undergraduates are members of the Greek community.University Health Services, UW Housing and Greek councils are working to combat sexual assault before it occurs through education and legislation.First-year students receive double dose of preventative measuresIn the fall of 2016, UHS held the first educational sessions they created for first-year students.
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This type of directive—which could jeopardize a student’s status at the university if violated—prohibits contact between two individuals ranging from intentional face-to-face meetings to liking each other’s Facebook photos.
Although the statistical majority of perpetrators are men, anyone can be a survivor of sexual assault.
After a night of drinking, a UW-Madison student was sexually assaulted in a campus dorm room. She didn’t recall much about the evening, but she remembered vomiting in the dorm’s trash can.The student reported the assault to the university’s Office of Compliance, which then investigated the incident.
Advocates say common stereotypes of the ‘perfect victim’ don’t encompass survivors’ experiences of sexual assault
About 60 percent of reported sexual assaults at UW-Madison were committed by a friend or acquaintance of the survivor, according to a 2015 American Association of Universities’ survey. But the cultural narrative around sexual assault de-legitimizes women assaulted by someone close to them, UHS Violence prevention and Survivor Services Team Manager Carmen Juniper Neimeko said.
With 4 Title IX cases under investigation, groups try to improve handling of sexual violence on campus
Student groups and university administration, faced with the possibility of these cases never being fully investigated, are working to fight sexual violence on campus.
One of Cook's attorneys said they will appeal the decision.
Data show 39 percent of universities in the U.S. reported a decline in international student applications. In contrast, UW-Madison has seen a 14 percent increase in international student applications over the past year after offering prospective students the option of applying using the Common Application.
Excitement rose Monday as snow fell with the announcement that the annual Battle for Bascom would be taking place.
A 55-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint downtown early Sunday morning, according to Madison Police Department.
Attorneys of suspended UW-Madison student Alec Cook are set to receive at least 2,800 pages of police reports and other evidence previously undisclosed by the prosecution, after an emergency motion was filed Friday requesting release of the material.Cook’s attorneys, Christopher Van Wagner and Jessa Nicholson, requested in the motion that the state turn over the following:any physical evidence that the state intends to use at trial, a list of witnesses that would be called at trial, a written summary of videotaped or recorded written and oral statements made by Cook and the witnesses, including emails, text messages or any other form of electronic messages, as well as a summary of any expert’s testimony.“This allows us, in this and every other case, to see what they have and then do our own follow-up investigation,” Van Wagner told The Daily Cardinal in an email.
Dozens of Wisconsin teenagers cast ballots in the state’s 2016 primary election, even though they were only 17-years-old and not eligible to vote, according to a new report.
However, performance-based metrics are not a new idea in Wisconsin or the nation. Three years ago, the Wisconsin Technical College System implemented a system of performance-based metrics in all of their 16 districts.
She’s one of 29 faculty members who left the university in 2016 to pursue other academic opportunities. Of those 29, The Daily Cardinal was able to reach 20—and of those 20, 15 said tenure changes played a role in their choice to leave, even if it was a small role.
Added online courses, as well as scholarships, will make it easier for individuals to advance their academics, according to Dean of Continuing Studies Jeffrey Russell.
A Dane County Jail inmate died last July after overdosing on heroin. Now, court documents show he received the drugs from another inmate.
“We had many individuals who were working technically below minimum wage before,” Evans said. “Hourly pay is closer to equitable pay, provides more accountability on what each paid individual in the student government body is doing, and helps justify hours.”
The Climate Reality Campus Corps at UW-Madison has been focusing on “raising a lot of student awareness and support, and faculty support for the 100% Committed campaign,” according to Mary Pierce, a member of the group. The organization has had success at smaller universities, but bringing the cause to UW-Madison is part of their goal of spreading awareness on a larger scale.
Though failing to say whether he supports the bill or not, Gov. Scott Walker expressed concern over certain aspects of the recent federal health care overhaul bill Wednesday.Walker said the plan’s lack of a price tag was one of his main concerns.
One of two men connected with a shooting last month that injured four victims at a gas station on Madison’s East side was charged Wednesday on $150,000 bail.Claude D.