State, county and university officials will be asked to turn over key evidence in the case of a windsurfer who died when he was struck from behind by a UW-Madison rescue boat May 31 in Lake Mendota.Jay Urban, the attorney for the mother of 43-year-old Yu Chen, who was killed in the collision, says the university, the state Department of Natural Resources and the Dane County Sheriff’s Office have withheld evidence that could be sufficient to bring a wrongful death lawsuit.A claim must be filed within 120 days of a death involving a state employee under state law but the sheriff’s office plans to keep the evidence confidential until the investigation is complete.That process could take longer than 120 days, the Wisconsin State Journal reported Tuesday.Urban plans to file a motion seeking UW Lifesaving training and maintenance records and videos from the Governor’s mansion, which overlooks the lake, among other evidence.
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The letter encouraged taking the lives of “rioters,” urging citizens to put “holes in the bodies of such thugs.”
In February 2015, Gov. Scott Walker proposed a revision of the Wisconsin Idea, the 110-year-old guiding principle of the UW System, that would have emphasized career preparation over academic pursuits.
Dane County is 25 times larger in population than rural Adams County, but sends roughly 440 times as many students to the flagship university.
A student government disbandment hasn’t happened since 1993 when the Wisconsin Student Association—UW-Madison’s previous student governance group—dissolved.
First-year and transfer students may receive First Amendment training during a new freshman orientation that would explain the university’s free expression policies, as part of a bill gaining traction in the state’s Legislature.
The inevitable closure of the Southeast Recreational Facility—commonly known as the SERF—is quickly approaching. The UW-Madison Division of Recreational Sports announced Friday that the popular facility will officially close Aug. 18.
The Board of Regents’ leadership has turned over with former Vice President John Behling replacing former President Regina Millner as head of the governing body for the UW System.
John Behling will now serve as President of The Board of Regents.
An appeal against the expulsion of Alec Cook—a former UW-Madison student currently facing 21 criminal charges after 10 women came forward to report sexual assault or harassment—has been denied, and a second appeal is pending.
In a controversial decision that sparked national protests, President Donald Trump officially withdrew the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord Wednesday. The decision comes months after working to dismantle multiple Obama administration climate change efforts including the Clean Power Plan and other EPA regulations on coal and oil.
Breaking away from past reluctance toward a run for Wisconsin governor, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin has announced he might challenge Gov.
A person was struck and killed by a boat while windsurfing on Lake Mendota Wednesday evening.
A Republican bill aimed to protect free speech by issuing penalties to students who disrupt speakers passed an Assembly committee on higher education Tuesday.
A UW-Madison student suffered “significant injuries” in a hit-and-run Friday morning, according to the Madison Police Department.
Facing criticism for honoring U.S. president who owned slaves, Madison high school under pressure to change name
A student-led petition demanding that Madison Metropolitan School District change the name of one of its high schools honoring U.S. President James Madison, who owned slaves before the Civil War, has received more than 1,100 signatures since it began circulating online earlier this week.
UW System schools may have to change the way they use segregated fees after state lawmakers approved a measure Thursday requiring the Board of Regents to revise fee policies.
A former UW-Madison running back and first-round NFL draft pick has been sentenced to five years in California prison after pleading no contest to multiple felonies including identity theft and burglary.
Lawmakers passed a motion to continue the UW System tuition freeze, rejecting a proposal by Gov. Scott Walker that would slash tuition by 5 percent, electing instead to use those funds for other pieces of the 2017-’19 biennial budget.
Coinciding with the 30th anniversary of Tommy Thompson’s inauguration, state government leaders and UW-Madison officials announced plans Tuesday to open a leadership center on campus named after the former Wisconsin governor.