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The University of Wisconsin System announced Wednesday it will likely become the first public university system in the nation to implement a Flexible Option degree program, which is designed to provide a new way for working adults to earn a college degree.
Speaking at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, Calif., Friday, Gov. Scott Walker indicated he has major tax and education reforms planned for Wisconsin in the second half of his four-year term, including performance-based funding for schools in the UW System.
Despite concerns young voters would not turn out in big numbers to re-elect Barack Obama as president Tuesday, early statistics suggest the youth voter turnout nationally mirrors the huge numbers from 2008. However, the numbers this time around suggest Obama received a significantly lower proportion of these votes.
The optimism and star-power that propelled Barack Obama into office four years ago was immediately met by challenging realities of the time: an economy struggling to regain its footing after the worst recession since the Great Depression and two wars in a volatile Middle East, among other issues.
In an election being watched by the world, Wisconsin has become one of a handful of decisive political battlegrounds experts say could decide the election.
U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson, pounding the podium, rallied thousands gathered at the State Fair Grounds in Milwaukee Friday before introducing Mitt Romney to the stage.
Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast earlier this week, bringing with it massive power outages, transportation problems, billions of dollars in damage and even death. But beyond the material damage, the “super storm” has also brought to national attention funding issues for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The Dane County judge who struck down parts of Gov. Scott Walker’s collective bargaining bill refused to stay his decision Monday, meaning the law will not stay in effect until an appeals court decides whether or not to overturn the ruling.