In a controversial decision that sparked national protests, President Donald Trump officially withdrew the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord Wednesday. The decision comes months after working to dismantle multiple Obama administration climate change efforts including the Clean Power Plan and other EPA regulations on coal and oil.
Several UW-Madison student organizations are looking to raise awareness of sexual violence throughout April, national Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Two organizations on campus—Promoting Awareness Victim Empowerment and We’re Better Than That—are addressing the sensitive topics that surround sexual assault through student activism. WBTT Incoming Students Committee Leader Rachel Nicolaison is running the “Share Your Why” campaign, which aims to create open conversations on sexual assault through personal storytelling. “We want people to get more of the personal touch which is often missing from the conversation,” Nicolaison said.
The sound of drum beats filled parts of the Alliant Energy Center as dancers in traditional native regalia performed at the 48th On Wisconsin Annual Spring Powwow. The UW-Madison student organization Wunk Sheek coordinated the powwow in the center’s New Holland Pavilions Saturday and Sunday.
The goals of the Environmental Protection Agency—to protect human and environmental health by passing regulatory legislation through U.S.
Badger Volunteers hosted LGBT Books to Prisoners for their first educational session of the semester Thursday night.
Carter Kofman was 20 years old when he had to put his education at UW-Madison on hold to get sober.
Local businesses and start-ups in the Madison area are turning toward a UW-Madison student organization for help with developing professional skills. Badger Consulting is a student consulting firm that currently has 40 members who work together in small groups to give consumer insights, as well as conduct industry and market research. Formally known as Badger Social Media, Badger Consulting was founded by UW-Madison graduate Matt Soderberg in 2012.
In an attempt to continue ongoing efforts to raise awareness of sexual assault, a student-activist group ran a second pilot Snapchat filter during the Michigan vs. Wisconsin men’s basketball game at the Kohl Center Tuesday night.
The UW-Madison School of Human Ecology has created two workshop-oriented courses to help undergraduate students prepare to handle finances during and after college. Each course can be taken for one semester and students will receive one graduation credit upon completion.