Educator on sexual violence prevention Dr. Keith Edwards spoke to campus members Tuesday at Gordon Dining and Event Center about reframing the issue of rape and sexual violence as a men’s issue, and the ways in which students can act to make a positive change on campus. “To frame something where women are the victim as a woman’s issue would be like if we had an epidemic of drunk drivers hitting and killing pedestrians in Madison and how we responded to that was having classes on how to walk across the street,” said Edwards, who frequently speaks to campuses on these issues.
UW–Madison engineers have created an artificial eye that can see in the dark and be used for search-and-rescue robots, surgical scopes, telescopes and recreational purposes, including night photography. Hongru Jiang, a UW-Madison professor of computer and biomedical engineering and the study’s author, said he gained inspiration for the artificial eye from unique cells that make up the retina of elephant nose fish, according to a university release.
Six panelists from the university held a town hall meeting Tuesday to address a Jan. 26 incident where photos of Hitler’s face and swastikas were taped to a student’s door in Sellery Hall. Three weeks after the incident, photos of the door began circulating Feb.
UW-Madison kicked off Black History Month Sunday night with a performance of “We the 350: Stories of Racism, Poverty and Incarceration” at Memorial Union. “If no racial disparities existed in Madison, there would be 350 fewer Black people in the Dane County Jail on any given day,” said its playbill.
Seven hairnet clad students bustled around The Crossing’s small kitchen preparing for the official opening of the Campus Kitchen at UW-Madison Thursday, making dishes that featured ingredients picked up the previous day from Rheta’s Market Place that would have otherwise been thrown out.
The stage was sectioned off with thick velvet ropes that protruded forth into the throngs of students like a runway at New York Fashion Week. The bright rainbow lights and upbeat pop music made Memorial Union’s Great Hall feel like a nightclub.
Approximately 100 students and community members rallied on Library Mall Wednesday with signs that read “Students for $15,” “Poverty Wage Jobs Hold Madison Back” and “Who made your burger? Who made your shirt?”
With an average wage of $8.50 per hour, a UW-Madison student would need to work 38 hours per week to pay for in-state tuition.
Spring break is often seen as a time that college students go wild, converging on warm places like Florida and Mexico, doing what could be objectively considered the opposite of healthy and productive activities.
It’s a good thing I did not buy my ticket for “Fifty Shades of Grey” expecting to be wowed by excellent cinematography, acting, and an artfully constructed story. If you are looking for these things, do not waste your time with this movie. The presence of BDSM sex and fairly prolific nudity were the only things separating the film from a run of the mill melodramatic love story.