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UW Health Experts offer firework safety advice for families


“Firework fuses tend to be pretty short and they burn pretty quickly but this doesn’t seem to stop some people from lighting one while still holding onto it and unfortunately just about any firework that detonates in the hand is going to pack enough energy to cause some damage” said UW Health Pediatric Emergency Medicine Specialist Dr. Greg Rebella.

Outdoor UW summer rentals now available


If you’re looking to spend more time outside this summer, but don’t have a closet full of gear, you’re in luck. Outdoor UW has begun its 2022 season for paddling rentals and summer group experiences.

Abortion access could expand in northern Illinois to meet Wisconsin demand

Wisconsin State Journal

Some hospitals also perform abortions if the fetus has a lethal condition or the mother’s life is at risk. In a statement Friday, UW Health said, “While reverting to a 173-year-old state law on abortion will create some legal uncertainties, we recognize that this court decision has effectively banned abortions in Wisconsin except to save the life of the mother, and UW Health will continue to comply with the laws related to reproductive health care.”

New novel by UW–Madison French professor explores love and loss in the early years of the AIDS crisis

Madison Magazine

Richard Goodkin wrote the first draft of what would become his new novel, “Mourning Light,” over the course of a few months back in 1993. For the University of Wisconsin–Madison French professor, working on the novel was a way of processing some difficult personal emotions surrounding the loss of his partner two years earlier — and so he wrote a fictionalized story about a UW–Madison professor who loses his partner during the early years of the AIDS epidemic.

On the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the volleyball community says there’s more work to be done


University of Wisconsin Volleyball Coach Kelly Sheffield has been vocal on social media, advocating for better broadcast coverage of college volleyball during the postseason. “We didn’t have a single match on TV from the end of our regular season through the first two rounds of the tournament,” Sheffield said. “Thirty-some matches we were completely in the dark.”

Grace Stanke crowned Miss Wisconsin 2022


Stanke is a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she is earning her Bachelor of Science degree in nuclear engineering. She is the first woman in the history of the Miss Wisconsin Organization to have held both the titles of Miss Wisconsin’s Outstanding Teen (2017) and Miss Wisconsin.

UW father-son duo makes one-of-a-kind NCAA history


Success runs in the Hacker family. Wisconsin seventh-year senior Olin Hacker won the 5,000 meter race at the 2022 NCAA National Championship meet. 37 years prior, his father, Tim, won an NCAA championship with Wisconsin in cross country.

Four arrested, including 15-year-old, in attack on UW Ph.D. student


Four people who police said attacked a UW-Madison Ph.D. student who was walking in downtown Madison Tuesday night were arrested Saturday. One of the suspects is 15 years old.Madison police said the fifth-year doctoral student was walking in the 400 block of West Gilman Street at around 10:15 p.m. Tuesday when he was allegedly punched by a group of men. The men then kicked and punched him after he fell to the ground.

Mental health: The hidden pandemic

Daily Cardinal

As students, peers and humans there is no mental health issue that someone else does not share. Conquering the stigma and supporting those who are open about their struggles is absolutely imperative to the direction of this conversation.