Wisconsin’s state finance committee voted early Wednesday in favor of ejecting an independent, non-profit investigative journalism organization from its current home on University of Wisconsin-Madison’s campus, a decision UW-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication Director Greg Downey said infringes on innovative professional research and academic freedom.
Economics Professor and Department Chair John Karl Scholz is set to be the next dean of the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Letters & Science, according to a university news release.
The Joint Finance Committee approved a two-year tuition freeze and several other funding decreases to the University of Wisconsin System Thursday as part of a change to Gov. Scott Walker’s biennial budget.
Star of the cult hit comedy “Workaholics” and 2003 University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate Anders Holm did not stray from his hallmark brand of getting-as-close-to-the-line-without-crossing-it humor as he delivered a pop culture-soaked and heartfelt commencement speech to UW-Madison’s class of 2013 at the Kohl Center Saturday.
Outgoing University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor David Ward provided clarification about the university’s recently discovered surplus funds in Monday’s Faculty Senate meeting, saying a majority of the balances will be used as financial aid resources.
Anyone who eats ice cream, eggs, mango or sweet potato is getting some of their necessary intake of Vitamin A. Even pumpkin pie contains Vitamin A. Because Vitamin A is found in many different foods, either naturally or supplemented, the consequences of not having enough are rarely a topic of discussion.
The Milky Way is only one of, by some estimates, 500 billion galaxies in the universe. Its distinctive shape, a central disk with arms reaching out like those of an octopus, make it one of the most common types of galaxies, a spiral galaxy; about 70 percent of nearby galaxies share this shape.
Faced with declining levels of state funding and higher operating costs, universities across the country are increasing tuition to maintain sustainable operations. But another trend follows nationwide at colleges such as the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where some students rely on higher-interest private loans to fund their way through college because federal loans have not kept up with tuition hikes.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison announced the names of four finalists for the dean of the College of Letters and Science Monday, three of which are current professors on campus, according to a university press release.
Three University of Wisconsin-Madison professors plan to discuss how the Boston Marathon bombing compares with other recent terrorist plots, as well as address the facts and myths surrounding the Islamic terrorist threat from the North Caucasus region of Russia, in a paneled discussion Tuesday.
Following a statewide uproar after a legislative audit revealed the University of Wisconsin System held $1 billion in cash balances as of last June, UW-Madison Chancellor David Ward released additional details in a statement Thursday about where the extra funds will be used at the university.
On the western edge of campus, a new building now decorates the horizon. The Wisconsin Energy Institute officially opened its doors to the public April 5 for a grand opening that included demonstrations for all ages and a career fair.
Members of the Associated Students of Madison Student Judiciary heard an elections violation case against Senior Class President-elect Joseph Meeker Monday that challenged his election on the grounds campaign flyers were posted in areas not permitted under election rules.
Although the University of Wisconsin-Madison funds organizations of a variety of religious backgrounds, some campus religious leaders believe understanding different faiths should play a more prominent role.
Organ regeneration, a phrase usually found only in science fiction movies, is closer to reality thanks to a new generation of bioengineering scientists. They are investigating how stem cells develop into tissues or organs and mimic the growth process in the lab environment.
University of Wisconsin-Madison students who were at the Boston Marathon Monday are confirmed safe after two powerful explosions near the finish line left over 100 injured and three people dead, according to local authorities.
As former mayor and current University of Wisconsin-Madison associate professor Dave Cieslewicz knows, there is no better qualification for teaching a class on political leadership than real world experience in public office.