The Wisconsin Union Directorate Arts Committee, in partnership with the Black Men Coalition of Dane County and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County, projected George Floyd’s last words on the wall of Memorial Union Thursday night as a tribute to bring attention to injustices faced by the Black community.
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Officer involved in third fatal shooting won’t be prosecuted, leads to protests and looting in Wauwatosa
The Milwaukee County District Attorney decided not to file criminal charges against Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah on Wednesday over the Feb. 2 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Alvin Cole, leading to protests and riots in the city.
Some members of the Associated Students of Madison are expressing disappointment in the UW-Madison Police Department’s limited contact and outreach with the student government following the UWPD response to a Sept. 29 vote of no confidence in the UWPD by the ASM.
UW Population Health Institute partners with Evers and Wisconsin DHS to address COVID-19 disparities in BIPOC communities
Gov. Tony Evers, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Population Health Institute (PHI) at UW-Madison announced the Just Recovery for Racial Equity Initiative on Sept. 30, which hopes to respond to disparities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The City Council approved an ordinance allowing the Madison Police Department to continue, with constraints, to obtain equipment through its 1033 program and passed measures to launch a study on de-escalation alternatives before banning tear gas Tuesday night.
To thwart the continued transmission of COVID-19, the Madison Police Department began instituting measures to limit social gatherings in the downtown area with the support of UW-Madison leadership.
As I looked forward to starting my undergraduate studies in America — coming from the UAE — I was excited for a multitude of reasons, none more so than experiencing what America stood for. A few identities stood out to me most prominently — namely America being a “melting pot” and the “land of the free.”
This week, the UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center will begin renovations to upgrade its solar panel system and install energy-efficient LED lighting.
Gov. Tony Evers directed Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm on Tuesday to issue an emergency order limiting gatherings in many public buildings to no more than 25 percent of the total occupancy limit.
Amanda Nguyen and Beverly Gooden discussed advocating for rights for survivors of sexual and domestic violence as part of the Wisconsin Union Directorate’s (WUD) Distinguished Lecture Series Monday evening.
A judge hearing the lawsuit over Wisconsin’s statewide mask mandate asked conservative lawyers Monday afternoon why he should block the order when the state Legislature has not.
What a ban on '1033 Program' procurement would mean for Madison: An interview with Max Prestigiacomo
The Madison Police Department has continued to utilize a Department of Defense program to accumulate military-grade equipment at a time when officers have faced criticism for their "militant" responses to the protests downtown. However, an upcoming vote at Tuesday’s Common Council meeting might shake things up.
As many campus services and facilities have shuttered or been restricted amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many UW-Madison students are calling for refunds of the fees they paid to fund those resources.
A resolution passed by the Dane County Board of Supervisors calling to send UW-Madison students home and move to fully remote learning faced opposition from the university, amid increased enrollment numbers and housing contract cancellations.
All nine community social justice organization recommendations for Police Civilian Oversight Board members have been announced ahead of this week’s Common Council session.
Two Trump campaign events scheduled for Saturday were canceled following President Trump’s announcement he had tested positive for COVID-19 early Friday morning. The rallies were originally scheduled to take place in La Crosse and Green Bay, two major coronavirus hotspots.
The Dane County Board of Supervisors voted to adopt a resolution Thursday night to pressure the University of Wisconsin-Madison to discontinue in-person classes.
UW-Madison to be included in ‘Wisconsin Land-Grant System Partnership for Advancing Native Education Pathways’
On Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded three Wisconsin land-grant institutions — UW-Madison, Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College and the College of Menominee Nation — a grant to make postsecondary education more available to Native American students.
Dr. Celine Gounder joined the Wisconsin Union Directorate’s Distinguished Lecture Series virtual event Tuesday night to speak about the vital intersection of health and social justice.
Due to the economic hardships of COVID-19, UW-Madison announced full and partial layoffs of 35 people in its Division of Continuing Studies, or around 18% of its staff.