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.
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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.
Creating a false identity online and using it to manipulate another person — a phenomenon commonly known as “catfishing” — is currently permitted under Wisconsin law. A bipartisan bill is looking to change that.
About two years after a survey revealed that 22 percent of UW-Madison students had sought mental health counseling in the past year, University Health Services released an online mental health service program for students and faculty.
Ariela Suster, an El Salvadoran who fled her country during its civil war, told UW-Madison students and community members about her journey from the war-torn country to becoming a fashion editor in New York City during her keynote address for International Education Week Monday evening.
Until Saturday, children under the age of 10 were prohibited from hunting in Wisconsin. But now, thanks to a law signed by Gov. Scott Walker this weekend, any kid can shoot.
SSFC asked ASM Chair Katrina Morrison questions about the internal budget.
Students said the ASEC resolution wasn't enough at the Academic Staff Assembly meeting Monday.
UW-Stevens Point student senators voted against confirming Turning Point USA as a registered student organization.
Audre Lorde — a co-op queer and transgender people of color call home — lost all but one of its members after a series of events caused residents to question the Madison Community Cooperative organization.
UW-Madison faculty members adopted a measure last week calling for campus administrators to take action on climate change and limit the university’s carbon emissions.
UW-Madison’s controversial new policy center, named after one of the state’s leading Republican figures, announced that its first event this month will feature speakers with varying political views.
The Madison City Council will begin their budget deliberations Monday, and alders will debate a number of provisions with the potential to affect students and other city residents.
Police are searching for a man suspected of stabbing a female acquaintance he was traveling with in a car along John Nolen Drive Friday.
More parents would be able to excuse their children from standardized testing under a proposal approved by the state Assembly last week, as part of a series of education bills making their way through the Capitol.The proposal would allow parents and guardians to excuse their student from statewide examinations between grades three-12, building upon current law, which allows opt-outs during grades four and eight-11.The opt-out provision, which was initially intended to be expanded to other grades, was never broadened after mandated testing became more regularly applied for all students.This inconsistency, bill co-sponsor state Rep.
Gov. Scott Walker has announced a special election early next year to replace former state Sen. Sheila Harsdorf, following her appointment to the post of agricultural secretary.The appointment comes after Ben Brancel’s retirement from the position in August after seven years on the job.
Madison residents could soon face fines if they park on the wrong side of the street, as city-wide parking rules for the winter go into effect this week.
Nearly a dozen residents and business owners told city officials they felt unsafe in the city at a listening session Thursday, many of them pointing fingers at local homeless shelters that allow individuals to stay long-term.
A letter sent to Chancellor Rebecca Blank this week alleged that former student government leader Carmen Goséy was the target of intense harassment following her remarks during a tumultuous argument about divesting from Israel.