UW-Madison researchers released a groundbreaking observational study which found that highly specialized athletes were more likely to report a history of overuse knee injuries, according to a university release.
The University of Wisconsin Police Department is investigating a racist graffiti image found Monday in the first floor restroom of the Wisconsin Institute of Discovery, according to UWPD Public Information Officer Marc Lovicott. The graffiti was found around 7:20 p.m. Lovicott estimates the image was drawn late afternoon Monday between 3:30 and 7 p.m.
The UW-Madison Police Department will not file any criminal or hate crime charges against the student who was the aggressor in the Saturday Sellery Residence Hall altercation, according to UWPD Public Information Officer Marc Lovicott. Lovicott said there is “no evidence that racial discrimination” played a role in the altercation between the UW-Madison student Matthew Hseih and several other residents in Sellery Hall. In an interview earlier in the week, one of the students who reported the incident to the university, freshman Synovia Knox, said Hseih did insult her with hateful language directed toward her class and race. UWPD cited the student with disorderly conduct and underage possession of alcohol earlier in the week.
UW-Madison freshman Synovia Knox was in a Sellery hallway with several friends from the 9th Cohort of First Wave the night before their Line Breaks performance that covered issues of racism, classism and sexism—when a male resident shoved her and spat in her face. During the assault, the aggressor, who was intoxicated, hurled hateful language about race and socioeconomic status at Knox and three other First Wave scholars: Maryam Muhammad, Nora Laine Herzog and Francisco Velazquez.
The 2016 Revelry Music and Arts Festival lineup was announced Tuesday, and Atlanta-based rapper iLoveMakonnen, who was nominated for a 2014 Grammy for his hit song “Tuesday,” will headline the April 30 show.
UW-Madison sent a campus-wide email Tuesday to alert students about a robbery that occurred Monday night near the state Capitol. The male victim fell off his skateboard around 9 p.m.
UW–Madison engineers have created an artificial eye that can see in the dark and be used for search-and-rescue robots, surgical scopes, telescopes and recreational purposes, including night photography. Hongru Jiang, a UW-Madison professor of computer and biomedical engineering and the study’s author, said he gained inspiration for the artificial eye from unique cells that make up the retina of elephant nose fish, according to a university release.
To combat the decline of female and minority graduates in computer science, UW-Madison’s Department of Computer Sciences is offering the Wisconsin Emerging Scholars-Computer Sciences program to recruit a broader cross section of students to the field. The program enhances the department’s introductory programming course with small-group, peer-led learning.
Nearly 40 students walked out of class March 10 as part of the BlackOut movement to protest the UW System’s mandatory standardized testing requirement for application at the Board of Regents meeting. The students stood up roughly an hour into their third Board of Regents protest and began to recite their list of six demands, which are focused on improving inclusivity and diversity on UW campuses. When the students started to yell, the Board of Regents quickly called a recess. “At this point it’s a clear recognition that the Board of Regents just doesn't care,” said Kenneth Cole, a UW-Madison senior and co-leader of BlackOut.
Hidden in the depths of the Lakeshore neighborhood residence halls is a living option with a feature unique to it: Aldo Leopold Residence Hall, which holds a small greenhouse on its roof, home to the GreenHouse Learning Community. GreenHouse is a group that allows students to learn about the environment and sustainability through doing hands-on experiments, reading materials by conservationist Aldo Leopold himself and other tools. The 93 UW-Madison students living in the learning community are given the opportunity to register for GreenHouse seminars; one is offered as an introductory course in the fall semester that students are highly encouraged to take, and four more are available in the spring that focus on various environmental topics, including globalization, agroecology and clothes-making. “There’s a lot of ‘DIY’ stuff that we do,” said Alan Turnquist, the GreenHouse Learning Community program coordinator.
An altercation turned physical late Sunday night when UWPD officers attempted to intervene in an argument between two people outside of Gordon's Dining and Event Center, according to witnesses on the scene. Two UW-Madison students alerted a police officer near the scene as an argument began to escalate and an officer then tried to mediate the situation.
UW-Madison freshman Karie Le reported to university officials and took to social media Sunday to detail a Saturday night incident of discrimination, which is now the fourth incident of bias to be reported in the last week. Le, who is Vietnamese, said she was spat on by a middle-aged white man outside of the Student Activity Center at around 7 p.m.
University Housing is leading an investigation into an incident of discrimination that occurred early Saturday morning in Sellery residence hall, according to an email sent to First Wave Scholars from Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer Patrick Sims. A student reportedly pushed three residents of Sellery Hall at roughly 2 a.m. The aggressor also spat on one of the students, according to an email sent to Sellery Hall residents later Saturday morning. No further details of the incident have been provided yet, but the email from Sims said the incident “affected the First Wave community.”
UW-Madison sent a campus-wide message Saturday afternoon to alert the student body about a Friday night incident of intimate partner violence near Camp Randall Stadium. As two UW-Madison students attempted to intervene in a fight occurring outside of 45 N.
UW-Madison announced Thursday the 2016 winners of the Hilldale Award, which recognizes a scholar from each of the four faculty divisions for their contributions to teaching, research and service.
UW-Madison sent out a campus-wide email Friday afternoon informing the student body about an assault that occurred Wednesday on the fourth floor of the Student Activity Center. A still unidentified man asked a male UW-Madison student for help Wednesday night.
A UW-Madison student detailed a recent instance of racial discrimination on campus while speaking at BlackOut’s protest of the Thursday Board of Regents meeting.
Freshman Samantha Heesacker, who has autism in addition to clinically diagnosed depression and anxiety, is one of 23 current UW-Madison students on the autism spectrum and officially registered with the McBurney Disability Resource Center, which makes her college transition different than that of most students.
With mental health care costs expected to soar in coming decades, world leaders in science and health looked for ways to improve global happiness and well-being at a Wednesday panel discussion featuring His Holiness the Dalai Lama.