A female UW Health anesthesiologist filed suit against a former department head and UW System Board of regents, citing unequal pay, opportunity and abuse for female doctors.
Nails’ Tales, the towering sculpture of footballs standing just outside Camp Randall, may soon be non-existent as UW-Madison makes plans to renovate the area around the university landmark. Installed in 2005, Nails’ Tale quickly became an iconic part of UW-Madison gameday. While walking into the football stadium, UW-Madison community members and visitors alike have gawked at the 50-foot statue for over a decade.
The Wisconsin Union Directorate Society and Politics Committee hosted a roundtable discussion to address campus safety initiatives Wednesday evening. UW-Madison Police Department Chief of Police Kristen Roman discussed with students at Memorial Union various safety topics both on- and off-campus.
The UW-Madison student who assaulted a university police officer in Witte Residence Hall earlier this week now faces two felony charges. UW-Madison freshman Logan Mitchell could be charged with battery to an officer after he struck a UW-Madison Police Department officer in the face during an altercation early Sunday morning, causing him significant bodily harm. Mitchell also faces a misdemeanor for resisting an officer.
The Society of Women Engineers held a welding seminar where women in the engineering college were able to come to the Technical Education and Manufacturing lab and make their own union chairs on Tuesday evening. Emily Theirri, a sophomore majoring in biological systems engineering, ran the seminar, stating that it helps “get women involved in some more technical education.”
UW-Madison graduate schools once again ranked among the best in the nation, according to new findings by U.S. News & World Report. Five UW-Madison graduate programs, including the School of Education and the College of Engineering, were ranked in the top 30 percent of schools in their fields nationwide.
University Health Services Suicide Prevention Coordinator Valerie Donovan discussed the climate of suicide on UW-Madison’s campus, along with ways students can connect to mental health support, at an Evidence-based Health Policy Project brief at the Wisconsin Capitol. The brief highlighted the scope of suicide on UW-Madison’s campus and UHS’ prevention strategies for students.
University of Wisconsin System schools, including UW-Madison, are launching a new initiative that will modernize administrative processes in response to the expanding teaching and research environment on campuses across the state. In February, the Board of Regents Business and Financial Committee agreed to finance a plan proposed by UW System and UW-Madison finance and administration, which would change financial and human resources processes at campuses across the state. The plan detailed the implementation of cloud-based programming to standardize these administration processes.
UW-Madison created a mental health task force focused on enhancing the quality of services and support at the university. The task force will be charged with developing innovative ideas to meet the increasing need for mental health awareness for students on campus. The formation of this new group comes from the rejection of the UHS budget proposal by ASM’s Student Services Finance Committee. SSFC rejected the proposal because it did not sufficiently satisfy the demand for services that the campus needs.
Following allegations of sexual misconduct, a participant of the Pre-College Enrichment Program for Learning Experience filed a lawsuit against UW-Madison. The plaintiff in the case, identified as Jane Doe because she is under 18 years old, accused another student in the PEOPLE program of directing inappropriate sexual behavior at her and other female students. The student accused, who is also under 18 years old, is identified as “M” in the lawsuit.
Worldwide acceptance and visibility of those who identify as LGBTQ became more prevalent on U.S. college campuses in 2018 with events and celebrations held to create a more welcoming environment to all students. According to a report released by Campus Explorer, only 60 campuses had LGBTQ or Gender and Sexuality Centers in 2006. Today, there are more than 100 within the United States.
UW Credit Union will roll out a new brand strategy informed by Madison consumer research to focus on retaining members beyond their college years, according to its chief marketing officer. The rebranding will include a new logo, new marketing headlines, and a brand position that more accurately reflects UW Credit Union members.
Associated Students of Madison hosted a program called “New People New Voices,” to allow an interactive forum to discuss identity on Tuesday Evening. The Center For Religion and Global Citizenry, Gender and Sexuality Campus Center, and Promoting Awareness Victim Empowerment organizations came to lead discussions with students.
Founder of the Me Too Movement Tarana Burke spoke to hundreds of UW-Madison students, faculty and community members Monday, urging them to push the boundaries constructed by the university and create a community based on safety and protection. Burke, a Bronx, New York native, is a social activist and community organizer who founded the Me Too Movement in 2006. Through her work in social justice, she has shared her lived experience with sexual violence for decades.
Members of Young Americans Federation, College Republicans and other conservative UW-Madison students traveled to Maryland’s National Harbor this weekend to attend the Conservative Political Action Conference hosted by the American Conservative Union.
Nearly three years after a Campus Climate Survey revealed disparities in student opinion of culture on campus, a spring 2019 progress report shows diversity goals are being reached.
The Pre-college Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence is revamping their program and opening a new office at Milwaukee’s Rufus King Middle School this week. The program started in 1999 and is designed to assist minority and low-income students on their path from high school into college. Services they offer include ACT prep sessions, tutoring and other after-school programs.
Jacob Baggott will bring 30 years of experience in college administration and health oversight to UW-Madison as University Health Service’s newly named Executive Director. Baggott was one of three finalists up for the lead position of UHS, being selected after a year-long process. He succeeds Sarah Van Orman, who left the position in 2017 for another job.
National Teacher of the Year Mandy Manning spoke about how her experience in the Peace Corps lead her to become a social justice activist both in and out of the classroom Tuesday. As a math and English teacher in the Newcomer Center at Ferris High School, Manning teaches immigrants and refugees. The Peace Corps was the first stepping stone in Manning’s twenty-year teaching career. She said it taught her a plethora of lessons that she carried with her.
Survivor’s Best Friend, a nonprofit organization brought to the UW-Madison by student Sammy Michaels, aims to sponsor survivors of sexual assault and domestic abuse who are interested in adopting a support animal. The organization was originally founded by Sophie Capshaw-Mack, a survivor of sexual assault and student at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.