Members of the Russian feminist punk collective Pussy Riot came to UW-Madison Thursday to discuss their experiences as political prisoners and alternative media producers. The event, sponsored by Wisconsin Union Directorate Performing Arts and WUD Distinguished Lecture Series, featured Maria “Masha” Alyokhina and Alexandra “Sasha” Bogino, both of whom are current members of the collective.
Social Justice speaker and photographer Matika Wilbur spoke Thursday night to UW-Madison community members in the Elvehjem Building about her photography project that is focused on documenting Native Americans of every federally recognized tribe.
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UW-Madison students are working with community members to push Madison toward using more renewable energy sources. The City of Madison is in the process of reviewing its energy budget, and plans to renew contracts with Madison Gas and Electric and Alliant Energy.
Student activists protested a lecture by conservative media personality Ben Shapiro Wednesday evening.
There have been 16 bias incidents reported on campus since the election of President-elect Donald Trump last week, according to a university release. The release defined the bias incidents as “harassing and threatening behavior toward individuals based on their race, ethnicity, presumed national origin and political affiliation,” although it did not specify which identities were targeted on campus.
Graffiti that said “All white people are racist” appeared on the base of the Abraham Lincoln statue atop Bascom Hill following the election last week. According to UW-Madison Police Department spokesperson Marc Lovicott, campus officers responded to the incident but were unable to determine who was responsible for the graffiti.
UW-Madison Atheists, Humanists & Agnostics teamed up with the Center for Inquiry and Secular Student Alliance to host “Openly Secular Day” Tuesday.
Local protesters joined two national organizations in a boycott of Wendy’s State Street location for the fast food restaurant’s alleged unwillingness to improve the wages and working conditions of U.S. tomato farmworkers.
Monday night provided a unique opportunity for the Madison community: the chance to hear first-hand accounts of space travel and life in microgravity from one of America’s pioneering astronauts Colonel Eileen Collins. Collins, who became the first woman to pilot and command a space shuttle mission during her 16 years as an astronaut, spoke in Shannon Hall as part of the Wisconsin Union Directorate’s Distinguished Lecture Series.
Suspended UW-Madison freshman Alec Shiva was released from the Dane County Jail on a signature bond Monday. Shiva was arrested Thursday after a female student reported that he sexually assaulted her in his Sellery Residence Hall room.
Following President-elect Donald Trump’s Tuesday victory, a letter has begun circulating online calling on UW-Madison administrators to protect students, staff and their family members “who face imminent deportation” because of their undocumented status. Trump promised to deport anyone living in the country illegally during his campaign, and his election has already inspired fear among Latino students in Madison, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. The letter calls on Chancellor Rebecca Blank as well as other senior administrators to declare the UW-Madison campus as a sanctuary for community members who are undocumented or those who have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which is a program that allows certain immigrants to receive renewable two-year work permits. UW-Madison students Sergio M.
Demonstrations on campus continued Friday as around 200 students and community members alike gathered at Library Mall to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. According to Katya Com, Socialist Alternative member, the DAPL, a pipeline intended to transport crude oil from North Dakota to Illinois, was recently rerouted through sacred Sioux lands.
Members of the Black Liberation Action Coalition and supporters interrupted traffic and the UW-Madison Homecoming Parade Friday to demand community control of the police.
UW-Madison student Alec Shiva was arrested by UW-Madison Police Department 0fficers Thursday for second-degree sexual assault. UWPD responded to a UW-Madison residence hall where the incident was reported around 8 p.m.
UW-Madison community members showed support for individuals that have been negatively impacted by President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign by marching from the top of Bascom Hill to the Capitol. Following Trump’s win Wednesday, students from historically marginalized groups expressed concerns with his rhetoric and plans for action in his presidency. The event was organized by UW-Madison students Katrina Morrison, Brooke Evans, Sally Rohrer, Kat Kerwin, Jonny Vannucci, Ali Khan, Billy Welsh and Christian Bradley.
Students and activists marched in protest Wednesday against what they called a perpetuated rape culture at UW-Madison.
Members of a UW-Madison student organization will travel to North Dakota to assist protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
When walking to class the morning after Election Day, UW-Madison sophomore Ali Khan said he felt like someone close to him passed away. In his classes Wednesday, classmates of Khan were laughing about the election results— a perspective wildly different than his own, as he has friends who “are fearing for what is going to happen to them.” “It felt like it only affected you, and I feel like today, these students are not just historically marginalized, but feel marginalized today," Khan said. Many students from groups that Donald Trump regularly targeted during his campaign echoed Khan’s feelings.