Two former UW-Madison academic staff are suing the state for declining to cover necessary gender reassignment medical treatment under their state employee insurance coverage.
However, UW-Madison representatives noted other schools sent solely members of their students governments, many of whom have been attendees for years. Ritzow and Rachel Hellrood, a sophomore, applied and were chosen through ASM to attend as students outside of the student government on campus.
Following last week’s announcement of a pay increase, graduate student assistants met and discussed proposals for restructuring their stipend rates Thursday night, during a teach-in panel discussion organized by Teaching Assistants’ Association.
Wisconsin’s Department of Transportation underestimated the cost of completed and ongoing highway projects due to failure from officials to account for inflation and other unexpected cost increases, according to an audit report released Thursday.
According to the center’s website, researchers wanted to determine whether smartphone games can help smokers distract, suppress their cravings and increase their chances of quitting.
Republican House leadership removed the Buy America amendment introduced by U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Monday that was a part of a water infrastructure bill intended to protect domestic manufacturing jobs. The Made in America Water Infrastructure Act, also known as the Buy America legislation, required U.S.
A week after the historical presidential election last week, a Washington Post reporter and Milwaukee radio host joined two UW-Madison professors Tuesday to discuss the ramifications of Donald Trump’s shocking victory. The panel was headlined by David Weigel, a political correspondent from the Washington Post, who is also the Public Affairs Writer in Residence at UW-Madison.
Wisconsin set the state record Friday for the number of votes cast before Election Day, with the number still expected to grow. More than 775,000 early votes, or 96 percent of the total early votes sent, have been received by election officials so far.
In an election season dominated by doom and gloom about workers and the economy, some of this pessimism may ring true in Wisconsin, according to a new report by UW researchers. In the report, the researchers from UW-Madison and the UW Extension said Wisconsin is faced with a disproportionate loss of talent caused in part by a low domestic immigration rate of people with college degrees. In terms of educational attainment, Wisconsin has a strong high school graduation rate compared to both neighboring states and the rest of the country.
Award-wining author of children and adolescent books, Jacqueline Woodson, talked about her inherent inspiration for becoming a writer as "wanting to see herself in the world" at The Charlotte Zolotow Lecture Thursday. Woodson is known for “Miracle's Boys” and “Brown Girl Dreaming,” which won her the 2014 National Book Award in the young people's literature category.