The state Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would make correctional officers in juvenile prisons mandatory reporters for child abuse and neglect.The legislation was prompted by a lengthy investigation into allegations of systemic problems at the Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake Schools, youth prisons for boys and girls, respectively, run by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.
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At least 600 people rallied at the state Capitol Wednesday to observe International Women’s Day, participating in a day of strikes, protests, lobbying and walkouts that event organizers titled “A Day Without a Woman."
Data from a university official recently revealed reports of sexual assault increased by more than 100 in 2016 at UW-Madison, but the report included additional information about the nature of the reports as well.
A letter sent by a large group of black UW-Madison alumni drew a response from the university’s chief diversity officer, who said he hopes to work with the group to improve campus climate for students of color.
Student panelists shared personal anecdotes about the driving forces that led them to enroll in college. Evans, a non-traditional student who was homeless for much of her college career, said she owed her desire to continue her education to her older brother, and the Gifted and Talented Education in her early school years.
Though it has many misconceptions, nuclear energy has many benefits, according to award-winning author Michael Shellenberger, who discussed the topic in a lecture Tuesday.Shellenberger, a pro-nuclear environmentalist has co-authored multiple books, including “The Death of Environmentalism,” “Break Through,” and “An Ecomodernist Manifesto.” He has been an advocate for environmental and social justice for more than 25 years.His lecture, part of the Distinguished Lecture Series, pertained primarily to the issue of clean energy resources and the use of nuclear power and energy.
Passengers on Madison buses—including those serving the downtown and campus area—will be permitted to carry concealed weapons, following a state Supreme Court ruling Tuesday.In a 5-2 conclusion, the Wisconsin Supreme Court reversed an appeals court decision to maintain a Madison Metro Transit policy that had stricter gun restrictions in place than those in current state law.Justice Daniel Kelly wrote the opinion for the majority.
Amid uncertainty of the level of support Gov. Scott Walker has in the state Legislature for his budget proposal, state Sen.
A provision in Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposal would cut funding for a program that helps supply Wisconsin schools with local food, a move experts and political leaders say would be detrimental to student nutrition and the area’s economy.
Grief and anger were palpable as hundreds of friends, family and community members held a demonstration Monday night to commemorate the two-year anniversary of the death of Tony Robinson, a teenager shot and killed in 2015 by Madison Police Department Officer Matt Kenny.Family and friends still seeking justiceDemonstrators chanted, “The whole damn system is guilty as hell, indict, convict, send those killer cops to jail,” and “No justice, no peace, no racist police,” as they marched from Madison East High School to the Social Justice Center—a block from where Robinson was shot.
The summer before high school, I read 1984 by George Orwell. As I was still grasping the English language and needed lots of assistance in understanding the content, it was a challenging yet rewarding novel as I began to uncover the meanings behind Orwell’s words in the fictionalized dystopia.
Ultimately Goldberg acknowledged that adopting the proposal was the best course of action to mitigate any harm done by the regents. He commended the committee for its work but asked other senators to stand in solidarity with him and abstain from voting on the proposal as a symbolic protest.
To Women of Color week, WUD Global Connections held a panel Monday that was comprised of three faculty members who come from immigrant families. They discussed immigration and integration—how they have learned to navigate U.S. culture, especially in the current political climate.
The debate over three-year versus four-year bachelor degree programs is taking center stage following Gov. Scott Walker’s 2017-’19 budget proposal. An aspect of this requires the UW System to establish pathways to a three-year degree for 10 percent of programs by Jan.1, 2018 and 60 percent of programs by June 2020.
Toward the end of every spring semester, Mifflin Street residents open their doors to hundreds of UW-Madison students and Madison residents for a Saturday of celebration.
The number of reported sexual assaults on campus rose from 217 reports in 2015 to 325 reports in 2016. This more than doubles the increase between 2014 and 2015, when the number of reports rose by only 45.
Stories to Break Borders, a UW-Madison student-led initiative that launched Sunday, is a Facebook-based project through which student leaders on campus can “share their story with the world and tell people their own unique perspective on things,” according to Saeed.
Republican legislators introduced a bill Friday that may result in UW System employees no longer being able to perform abortions or train others at Madison Planned Parenthood clinics.
All six schools tested by Madison’s school district contain lead levels higher than the national standard for contamination in their drinking water. Water fountains at East High School, Sherman and Blackhawk Middle Schools and Gompers, Lowell and Lapham Elementary Schools, all on the city’s east side, contained lead amounts higher than 15 parts per billion, the Madison Metropolitan School District said Thursday.
In August of last year, the UW System Board of Regents approved the usage of UW-Madison’s Red Gym as an Amazon package pickup zone without consultation from student or faculty groups.Representatives from the Associated Students of Madison felt blindsided.“It’s unacceptable that administration disregarded student voice in making its decision,” said Sally Rohrer, chairwoman of the Legislative Affairs Committee, in a press release.