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The Student Services Finance Committee, which allocates more than $1.3 million in segregated fees, was criticized this year for not being accessible to all students.
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SSFC’s strict rules: A barrier or a safeguard for underrepresented student groups?

Every year, a panel of 15 students allocates $51 million dollars to services around campus. Of that $51 million, more than $1.3 million is given to student organizations that are a part of the General Student Services Fund. This year, the Student Services Finance Committee, which allocates those funds, was criticized for not being accessible to all students.


A new University Health Services health model shift allows trans students to go against the stigma of being trans labeled as a mental health condition, which staff said is the best inclusive and affirmative practice of trans health care. 
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UHS ‘breaks down barriers’ for trans students seeking medical care

UHS plans to move to an informed consent model of transgender health care, a shift LGBT Campus Center Assistant Director Charek Briggs said gives patients agency in their own medical care. Informed consent allows patients to make decisions about their own health care after being fully informed of benefits and consequences by their medical provider. 


The causes of death for one-third of UW-Madison students who died between 1998 and 2017 remain unknown. With hopes of identifying trends in order to coordinate prevention services on campus, University Health Services staff are working through a process to obtain these students’ death certificates and fill in these blanks.
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UHS resurrects two decades of missing student death data

Of 192 students that died from 1998 to 2017 while enrolled at UW-Madison, one-third did not have causes of death recorded in data collected by University Health Services. Now, UHS staff is in the process of obtaining formal documents to reveal these missing causes. Adequate data will allow them to identify trends and determine if actions can be taken to prevent numbers of certain causes from rising.


The UW-Madison community is alerted about crimes in the area via messages from the UW-Madison Police Department.
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WiscAlert: When and why does campus receive WiscAlerts?

UW-Madison Police Department’s definition, WiscAlerts — UW-Madison’s emergency notification system — aim to warn people of potentially dangerous situations promptly so the community can take action to stay safe without creating unnecessary panic. WiscAlerts are sent to every “wisc.edu” email address and any registered phone numbers, according to UWPD’s website.


Madison Metropolitan School District and UW-Madison work together to facilitate enrichment programs for high school students in order to bridge achievements gaps among student demographics.
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Madison schools, UW strive to close disparities among student demographics

Programs created through collaboration between Madison Metropolitan School District and UW-Madison address the “achievement gap” exists among high school students of color have historically been given fewer educational resources — and some students are left behind with an “educational debt,” compared to advantaged peers. She said we can’t assume it is the student’s responsibility to catch up, but rather society's responsibility to invest in education for students of color.


UW-Madison PhD student Jacob Hellman attempts to sell jewelry to customers at his stand Wearable Archaeologies, a job he said “doesn’t feel like a job” because of his love for it.
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Long waits for local markets prove beneficial

Though it is not “competitive,” Dane County Farmers’ Market Manager Sarah Elliot said hopeful vendors can sit on a waitlist for two to four years. Once current members choose to give up their booth at the market, those near the top of the list are invited to join the community.



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