Students decided what makes a romantic relationship healthy by interacting with one another at a workshop Thursday. Promoting Awareness Victim Empowerment peer facilitators lead the interactive workshop called “Build A Healthy Relationship” about what healthy romantic relationships look like.
Community organizer and activist Bree Newsome discussed “Tearing Hate From the Sky” Wednesday evening as part of the Multicultural Student Center’s social justice speaker series. Newsome is an intersectional social justice activist who is most well-known for scaling the flagpole at the South Carolina State House and removing the Confederate flag in 2015.
In an election cycle marked by racial tensions and controversial voter ID laws, a community panel at the Black and Brown Vote Discussion Wednesday night emphasized to students the importance of voting in November as well as engaging in non-traditional methods of civic action. The panel—composed of journalism professor Mike Wagner, history professor Cindy I-Fen Cheng, Associated Students of Madison Vice Chair Mariam Coker, student activist Jessica Franco-Morales, co-founder of Young Gifted and Black Coalition Matthew Braunginn and alumna of the PEOPLE program Jessenia Gomez—urged those in attendance to vote and organize through non-traditional methods to enact change on campus and in the community.
The number of hate and bias incidents reported on campus has increased from 18 in Fall 2015 to 66, according to the Bias Response Team’s Spring 2016 Bias Incident Report. Dean of Students Lori Berquam and Chair of the Bias Response Team Joshua Moon Johnson discussed the details found in the report in a conference call on the day of its release Wednesday.
Audience members jumped across hopscotch squares to their theater seats, which held containers in the cupholders filled with small animal figurines and bouncy balls to entertain themselves during an interactive panel discussion, “Playing with Play.” Four panelists discussed the importance of playing, and how it is not just for children, at the Fredric March Play Circle Theater in Memorial Union Tuesday.
The first critical assessment of changes in teacher compensation published in Wisconsin since Act 10 was released this fall in a study by the Wisconsin Center for Education Research.
UW-Madison faculty joined administration and other staff members Tuesday in recognizing the importance of shared governance in university affairs.
The LGBT Campus Center staff and UW-Madison students gathered at the Red Gym to celebrate the 28th anniversary of National Coming Out Day Tuesday. The National Coming Out Day Open House was a social event where attendees could enjoy refreshments and "come out" of a purple door. The open house was a chance for UW-Madison students in the LGBT community to celebrate coming out about their sexuality.
UW-Madison released details Monday of two cases of meningococcal disease found on campus last week, announcing that the students contracted a relatively rare form of the disease. Both cases were of the serogroup B, which the university said many students may not be vaccinated against.
Hundreds of students stepped onto the Kohl Center floor for the fifth annual “Shooting Down Cancer” Monday in an event that brought together the Wisconsin basketball program and its student body. While the event was fun for everyone involved, for head coach Greg Gard and his team it’s a way to impact current cancer patients and future cancer research. This is Gard’s first year leading the event; he took the reins from former Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan, who retired last December.
For many students, being met by the statue of Abraham Lincoln after a trek up Bascom Hill is part of a normal day at UW-Madison.
Around 35 participants donated money and ran or walked down Lakeshore Path from the Natatorium to support refugees Sunday.
A sexual assault was reported to the UW-Madison Police Department Saturday. According to the report, the assault occurred in a UW-Madison residence hall between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m.
Two students were hospitalized this week with meningococcal disease, according to a University Health Services release.
The Associated Students of Madison Student Council passed legislation Wednesday to recognize the second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples Day throughout campus. Although UW-Madison does not formally recognize Columbus Day as a holiday, the resolution called on the Faculty Senate and Chancellor Rebecca Blank to officially name the date Indigenous Peoples Day to acknowledge the Native American community on campus and throughout Dane County.
Though simply tweeting #BlackLivesMatter after a police shooting might be easy, professor Jamein Cunningham explained that immersing yourself in research and data on legal and racial relations of the 1960s and ’70s is a substantially more effective response. Cunningham, an economics professor at Portland State University, presented findings from his extensive study on this topic at a seminar Thursday at Memorial Union, hosted by the Institute for Research on Poverty.
In an effort to create a safe space for students suffering from substance misuse disorders and addictive behaviors, the Live Free student organization hosted a yoga workshop Wednesday evening. The workshop, held in the Student Activity Center, was the first of the organization’s October Wellness Initiative Series.
The past year has seen debates and protests about race and policing both nationally and in the Madison community. Students and community members continued this conversation Wednesday at a public symposium on relations between the police and the community.
When most people think of the gay rights movement, they tend to think of New York or San Francisco, not Wisconsin.
Students held discussions and offered each other support at the Mental Health Healing Circle Tuesday, which provides students with a safe, non-stigmatizing environment to share accounts of mental health experiences.