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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

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A group of UW-Madison faculty, staff and students exchanged thoughts on trigger warnings and maintaining comfortable space in the classroom, or not.

UW faculty members oppose trigger warnings, discuss safe spaces

UW-Madison instructors debated how they should deliver course content to this generation of college students that have seen the term “trigger warning” splashed on recent headlines. Ellen Samuels, an associate professor in the Gender and Women’s Studies and English departments, gathered a group of students, faculty and staff to discuss how instructors can handle the communication of difficult content in their courses.

UW-Madison’s Black Student Union President Marquise Mays and Program Development and Assessment Specialist in the Division of Student Life Hazel Symonette spread tobacco around the new Black Cultural Center space during a dedication and libation ceremony.

Campus leaders dedicate Black Cultural Center at conclusion of Black History Month

The event was a dedication and libation ceremony for the center, which is located on the first floor of the Red Gym. The BCC will serve black students by facilitating opportunities for academic and social support, co-curricular programming and as a community building. It will acknowledge specific realities of black students at UW-Madison, according to their mission statement.


Chazen director to retire after 33 years in June

The Chazen Museum of Art will lose someone who’s been a fixture for 33 years with the retirement of Director Russell Panczenko, who is leaving June 30, according to a UW-Madison news release. Along with holding the director position, he also served as chief curator since 1984.

Malcolm C. Owens (left) and another unidentified suspect are being investigated by UW-Madison Police Department for a series of burglaries that have occurred in buildings throughout campus.

UWPD investigating string of burglaries on campus

Two suspects are involved, one of which has been identified through surveillance footage as Malcolm C. Owens, a 19-year-old Madison resident. UWPD Director of Communications Marc Lovicott said they do not believe either individual has any affiliation with UW-Madison, but they are not certain.

Representatives from various UW-Madison student organizations gathered to share ideas for Sexual Assault Awareness Month events Thursday.

Student organizations plan Sexual Assault Awareness Month events

A range of UW-Madison student organizations—from the Campus Women’s Center and Women’s Studies Club to Black Woman Heal and Muslim Student Association—exchanged ideas Thursday for Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, in the spirit of the month's theme: "Engaging New Voices." University Health Services and End Violence on Campus hosted the meeting.

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