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Rise in e-cigarette popularity among teens causes school staff to worry

The rise in popularity of e-cigarettes have Dane County education professionals worried, the City of Madison announced Tuesday. The city shared results of a survey focused on e-cigarettes, which was sent in May to staff from Dane County schools, including nurses, social workers and Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse program coordinators, as well as middle and high school principals.


Madison students, community members discuss economic inequality in U.S., Wisconsin

Members of local chapters of Our Wisconsin Revolution said in a panel Thursday that messaging needs to improve regarding social and economic inequality. According to the OWR website, the organization aims to take the Wisconsin government back from elite power, as well as address racial and economic inequality around the state.


Man charged in sexual assault of student near Gordon

Coleman Chung was charged Tuesday with sexually assaulting a woman who passed out at a UW-Madison dining hall on Sept. 29 and recording the incident on video. According to a criminal complaint obtained by the Wisconsin State Journal, the 30-year-old Monona resident was charged with four counts of second-degree sexual assault of a 17-year-old UW-Madison student outside Gordon Dining Hall.


Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill talks mainstream media and accountability in the age of Trump

Jeremy Scahill — an investigative reporter, war correspondent and former UW System student — spoke Tuesday evening about the current state of the media and the importance of holding governmental organizations accountable. Scahill, an award winning journalist for the national security outlet The Intercept, told the audience at Memorial Union that society is too focused on finding issues with President Trump. He said this focus deflects attention from organizations like the National Security Agency, CIA and special operations forces, who should also be held accountable for their actions.


Our Wisconsin survey results show inclusivity progress, awareness

In a recent survey, students reported a UW-Madison inclusion program effectively increased awareness of and respect for diversity on campus among first-year students in residence halls. Survey data revealed students who participated in the Our Wisconsin program — a three-hour workshop focused on respect for diversity, community connection, identifying bias and gaining appreciation for others’ experiences — were more aware of cultural differences on campus.

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