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Maria (Masha) Alyokhina and Alexandra (Sasha) Bogino, members of feminist punk collective Pussy Riot, talked about their experience as political prisoners while being activists in Russia.

Pussy Riot gives ‘voice to the voiceless’ through progressive activism

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.

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Sixteen bias incidents reported on campus since the election

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.

The graffiti appeared on the base of the Abraham Lincoln statue on Bascom Hill last week.

‘All white people are racist’ graffiti found on Lincoln statue

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.

Colonel Eileen Collins, the first woman to pilot and command a NASA space shuttle, spoke as part of Wisconsin Union Directorate’s Distinguished Lecture Series Monday.

First woman to pilot a space shuttle mission promotes aviation as career for young people

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.

Writing in chalk was recently found on Mosse Humanities Building that sends the same message as the letter calling for UW-Madison to protect undocumented people. 

Letter calls on UW-Madison to protect undocumented people following Trump’s election

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.

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