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Several students, including Chair of the Shared Governance Committee Omer Arain, watch as election results pour in with Donald Trump leading.

Historically marginalized students ‘sad and scared’ after Trump’s win

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.

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UW Athletics changes venue policy following noose costume

New policies will be put in place for attendees of home athletic events, the University of Wisconsin Department of Athletics said Wednesday. The changes come following an incident involving a fan wearing a costume depicting President Barack Obama with a noose around his neck, and the university’s response calling the costume free speech.

Reggie Thedford discussed the importance of community awareness of prison conditions while fellow panelists Tyriek Mack and Michael Roy look on during a panel on mass incarceration at the Law School.

Panel: Students should take action against mass incarceration

Two UW-Madison Law School student organizations encouraged attendees to take action against mass incarceration at a panel Thursday. The National Lawyers Guild and the Black Law Student Association chose the theme of mass incarceration for their “Take Action” panel because it is a permanent issue in the state of Wisconsin and permeates many different types of law, according to a BLSA representative. “[The panel] gave students a chance to come out to the Law School and have a conversation about mass incarceration and have an open dialogue about the issues,” said UW-Madison junior Nehemiah Siyoum. 


Diversity forum creates conversation between administration, community about inclusivity

With recent incidents of hate and bias making news locally and nationally, the annual UW-Madison Diversity Forum provided an opportunity for administrators and the campus community to discuss inclusivity on campus. This year, the forum offered a program for second- and third-shift employees, with an 11 p.m. session presented in five languages about the experiences of those employees.

Students are supporting protesters at Standing Rock Sioux Reservation by holding a drive until Wednesday to raise money and collect donations for them.

UW-Madison students aid protesters at Standing Rock

Indigenous students at UW-Madison are assisting protesters at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota by raising funds and donating items such as lanterns, sleeping bags and firewood. Co-president of Wunk Sheek Faith, a member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of the Mohicans, has partnered with the American Indian Campus and Community Liaison to coordinate the donation drive. “We have this initiative ... to collect donations from the UW campus and community addressing the immediate needs of the people at the Sacred Stone Camp and in Cannonball, North Dakota who are the water protectors,” Faith said. Faith hopes the donations will help sustain the fight at the construction sites.

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