Fairly recently The Washington Post, in response to a previous story that noted the general decline in collegiate student study efforts, published another story that featured the universities in which college students study the most. Perhaps to the surprise of outsiders, but certainly to no surprise to its attendees, UW-Madison made it to the top of the list.
With finals week fast approaching, many UW-Madison students will experience stress associated with the pressure to perform well on exams, an unfortunate reality considering the fact that everyone is extremely burnt out from school around this time.
Last week, UW-Madison students received an e-mail with a survey from the Division of Continuing Studies regarding the possibility of UW-Madison implementing winter break classes. The plan consists of “offering a selection of in-person and online courses for one-to-three credits during the three weeks prior to the start of the spring semester.” For example, a three-credit course would meet roughly three hours a day every weekday for three weeks, and the tuition costs for the classes would be in addition to fall and spring tuition charges.
After the announcement of the June 5 gubernatorial recall election, Wisconsin voters may have a few more reasons to be upset with Gov. Scott Walker. Although I have felt indifferent and even somewhat annoyed by the recall talk throughout the state, recent legislation signed by Walker in secrecy throughout the past week has made me think otherwise.
As many Wisconsin residents and UW-Madison students are aware of by now, U.S. representative and presidential hopeful Ron Paul will visit the Madison community this Thursday for a town hall-style event at the UW-Madison Stock Pavilion.
Last week, the Wisconsin state Senate failed to pass an important piece of legislation for workers. This legislation proposed a $1.5 billion iron ore mine to be built in the northern part of the state that died because Republicans failed to gather a final vote despite holding a 17-16 majority.
The angry protesters marching around Madison these past few days have good reason to be upset.