Lori Berquam will be interim vice chancellor for student affairs until the position is permanently filled.
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Reported bias-related incidents at UW-Madison increased from last spring to this spring, with incidents involving race or ethnicity making up 36 percent of the reports.
Throughout UW-Madison’s efforts to combat sexual assault on campus by implementing a variety of new programs, one program has remained the same.
Over 110,000 people in Wisconsin are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common type of dementia.While there is no cure and the number of people suffering from the disease is only expected to increase, researchers at UW are pushing to help ease the burden the cognitive disease causes.Wisconsin lawmakers have been hard at work proposing legislation to help those with Alzheimer’s.
UW-Madison students will share personal stories of resilience through a new social media campaign that the university’s Division of Student Life will roll out next week.
City officials are looking to the Madison community for input on a local identification card program.Officials released a survey this week gauging participation and what residents would like to see on an identification card.
Just months after the Associated Students of Madison passed controversial legislation to divest from certain corporations — including some that do business with Israel — another Big Ten student government took even more drastic action Wednesday.
While some Dane County religious institutions have amped up their security measures in response to the Texas shooting earlier this month, other churches in downtown Madison say they will not make extreme changes to their precautionary procedures.
UW Extension, a middleman that helps deliver university resources to all 72 counties in Wisconsin through a wide variety of programs, will merge with UW-Madison starting July 1, 2018.
If you’ve read a good book recently and think others should read it, too, UW-Madison wants to know the title.UW-Madison’s Go Big Read program — now in its 10th year — is accepting book suggestions for the 2018-2019 school year. The program, which has become one of the largest college common reading programs in the country, will accept submissions until Dec. 15.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate and state school superintendent Tony Evers announced plans on Wednesday to cut tuition by 50 percent at all 13 of UW’s two-year colleges if elected.The proposal would cut current tuition of $4,750 with the hope to “strengthen our UW Colleges, create a better-trained workforce and make college more accessible to all Wisconsinites,” Evers said in a statement.In total, Evers expects the plan to cost less than $20 million – an amount he says is more than feasible if current “legislative Republicans are fine with giving 11 multimillionaires $22 million in tax breaks,” referring to Gov.
Four black Democratic legislators wrote a letter to Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, in response to a new task force that will study the efficacy of Wisconsin prisons that solely consists of white men.The task force was created to analyze Wisconsin’s need for a new prison amid recent prison incidents involving overpopulation, neglect and violence.The letter, signed by Democratic representatives from Milwaukee, David Crowley, Jason Fields, David Bowen and Leon Young, requests Vos to reconsider his nominations in order to add at least one black member to the task force.“In Milwaukee County over half of African American males in their 30s have served time in state prison,” the letter said.
After adding a “T” in the late 1990s, UW-Madison’s LGBT Campus Center plans to evolve again with a fresh name — Gender and Sexuality Spectrum Center.
An after-hours van service might soon be an option for UW-Madison students who study at the library late at night to get home safely.
A bill pending in the state Senate would require retailers to remove tobacco- and nicotine-related products from the show floor, placing them in a more secure location, inaccessible without retailer assistance.Following national trends to reduce tobacco consumption, the bill seeks to curb adolescent exposure and accessibility to tobacco products, with most becoming long-term smokers at an early age and developing health conditions later on in life.
UW-Madison students like to study abroad, a recent report shows.
At an Associated Students of Madison meeting last week, administrators asked representatives for feedback on their late-night van service idea.
Body-worn cameras won’t be part of Madison police uniforms anytime soon.The Common Council removed $123,000 from the city capital budget early Tuesday morning, which would have purchased 47 body-worn cameras, storage equipment, training and overtime for some officers.
The Associated Students of Madison’s internal budget made its appearance at the Student Services Finance Committee meeting Monday night, where members raised questions about the costs for student pay and leadership training — two potential points of contention as the committee will vote on the budget later this week.
Controversy arose within UW-Madison’s student government this spring, as a national conservative organization provided campaign materials to candidates vying for spots on the student finance committee. Now, conversations about the group have sparked at another UW System institution — UW-Stevens Point.