In an effort to provide accessible health care to Wisconsinites, the state filed a request with the federal government to approve a $200 million health care reinsurance program Thursday, but state Democrats argue even more action is needed.
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Students from UW-Stevens Point and UW-Superior braved the snow to march from the Capitol to the Board of Regents’ office in solidarity with their peers across the UW System whose majors could be slashed in a recent budget cut.
Speaking over the sound of powwow drums, UW-Madison pharmacy student Kym Ludwig compared the sugar contents in different energy drinks and helped administer free diabetes risk tests to Wunk Sheek Spring Powwow guests at an informational booth tucked between indigenous food vendors and stalls selling beaded jewelry.
In an effort to shed light on the diversity of the Native American students, Madison community members and members of Native communities statewide came together Saturday to celebrate indigenous cultures at the 49th annual Spring Powwow, hosted by UW-Madison student group Wunk Sheek.
From a young age, BobbiJo DeGolyer said she knew she didn’t want to be a farmer.
In January, Matt Kronschnabel, who graduated from UW-Madison in 2016, and three friends signed the deed to a four-acre organic farm in Viroqua, Wis. — in a region that saw the nation’s highest rate of farm bankruptcies last year, according to federal court data.
Representatives from the Multicultural Student Center met UW-Madison officials and representatives from the Associated Students of Madison Tuesday to advocate for cultural centers for groups who will be displaced from their Red Gym locations by construction this summer.
Six Student Services Finance Committee representatives faced impeachment Thursday, leaving some frustrated that the committee failed to amend its attendance policy in a hearing last month.
On a vibrant blue sign propped up against the porch of the MeChA House — the university community center for the Chicanx and Latinx community — the words “Don’t tear us down” are written in thick, block lettering over an image of the state Capitol.
Where rows of books once rested, shelves are beginning to collect dust in the Science Hall Geography Library. Tom Tews, campus geography librarian, has spent the last three months dismantling the collection he’s maintained over the last 30 years of his career.
The Student Service Finance Committee narrowly shot down an amendment that would change its current attendance policies, after a debate that lasted for nearly an hour Thursday.
This spring’s Asian jumping worm hatch should be the largest and most widespread yet, according to population trends projected by a benchmark survey of the invasive worms taken over the past two summers and published in December 2017.
The Menominee River winds southeast from Iron Mountain, MI, through densely forested ridgeland all the way to Marinette, where it empties into Lake Michigan’s Green Bay.
It’s a little past 6:45 in the morning when David Drake pulls his truck up the hill into Owen Park, on Madison’s near west side. The view from the top of the hill is surprisingly wooded — a restored prairie criss-crossed with snowy trails slopes down into a forest, which Drake says is a favorite haunt of the neighborhood turkeys. The only orienting landmarks are the UW Hospital towers to the east, which glint gold in the sunrise.
Dane County will be pressing charges against the pharmaceutical companies it believes are behind the national opioid epidemic, the Dane County Board of Supervisors ruled in a nearly unanimous vote Thursday night.
During the summer and fall of 2013, Gretchen Schmelzer, a retired Door County school teacher, could often be found walking the beach at Baileys Harbor near her home in Sturgeon Bay, WI. She was part of Avian Monitoring for Botulism Lakeshore Events, or AMBLE, a network of hundreds of citizen scientists assembled by the USGS National Wildlife Health Center in 2010 to record data on bird die-offs caused by avian botulism in the Great Lakes.
If the Perkins Loan, a federal institutional loan program, expires nation-wide Sunday, the nearly 4,000 UW-Madison students who were eligible that funding will have to find it elsewhere.
UW-Madison will offer more summer courses and research opportunities in the coming year, Chancellor Rebecca Blank announced Thursday.
At the No. 1 party school in the nation, encountering party culture around campus is not surprising outside of the classroom. But when references to drugs and alcohol leave basement house parties and surface in classroom discussion, some students say they promote high risk behavior, marginalize the experience of those who choose not to drink and challenge the image of the university.
Filing for bankruptcy protection may be the next step for UW-Oshkosh’s private foundation state Rep. Amanda Stuck, D-Appleton, told the Journal Sentinel Thursday. The foundation is struggling to repay the $14.5 million it illegally transferred from the university to finance and back loans on several private development projects.