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Letter: McIntosh was best choice for the job

Wisconsin State Journal

Some in Madison are criticizing the UW athletic department for hiring the well-qualified Chris McIntosh as the new athletic director because he is white. This is an insult to both McIntosh and the selection committee.

The pandemic’s effects on campus sustainability

Daily Cardinal

Campus operations at colleges across the nation have been undeniably different from previous years due to COVID-19, and UW-Madison is no exception. From an environmental and sustainability perspective, one can only wonder what the impacts of the pandemic will have on the environment.

Escape the stress of freshman year in these UW green spaces

Daily Cardinal

Freshman year can be a stressful time. You’re learning to manage a new, often heavier workload, taking care of yourself, and being a (baby) adult. Spending time in nature can be a great way to manage the anxieties that accompany the first year of college. Luckily, the UW-Madison campus provides a number of beautiful green spaces in which students can destress.

UW announces new service for student-athletes to profit off their work

WKOW-TV 27

According to a news release from the athletic department, they will provide YouDub to all student-athletes, a program developed in a partnership with athlete marketing firm Opendorse. According to new athletic director Chris McIntosh, YouDub will provide student-athletes with all necessary resources to earn money off of their work.

Severe drought means Rock Co. farmers are hoping for summer rain

NBC-15

So far in 2021, Rock County has only seen about half of the rain the county would usually get by this point in the year, causing eastern parts of the county to reach severe drought levels. Chelsea Zegler, UW-Madison Dane County Extension Crops and Soils Educator, said the impact is minor, but could get worse if the drought continues through summer.

Severe drought means Rock Co. farmers are hoping for summer rain

NBC-15

So far in 2021, Rock County has only seen about half of the rain the county would usually get by this point in the year, causing eastern parts of the county to reach severe drought levels. Chelsea Zegler, UW-Madison Dane County Extension Crops and Soils Educator, said the impact is minor, but could get worse if the drought continues through summer.

OPINION: UW remains out of step … and behind

Madison365

When we learned last fall that Alvarez might be retiring, we were concerned that the University would again engage in a process that would result in another applicant being chosen for the AD position that would not be a person of color, regardless of how credentialed and experienced such applicants might be.

The pandemic’s effects on campus sustainability

Daily Cardinal

Sustainability is the ability for humans to coexist with the earth in a way that meets both the needs of the present and the future — it’s a way of living that tries to ensure that future generations will be able to safely and healthily inhabit the planet. Malorie Garbe, the Sustainability Coordinator at University Housing and Dining, describes sustainability as having three parts: social, environmental and economic.

No more mask mandate for Dane County

Daily Cardinal

Dane County officials released a public statement on May 18 announcing that all health orders regarding COVID-19, including mask mandates and indoor gathering limits, will be lifted starting June 2. The announcement comes 10 months after Dane County Health officials implemented their first public health order.

Chris McIntosh promoted as Badgers athletic director

NBC-15

“Chris is a natural leader who loves the Badgers and cares about our student-athletes,” Chancellor Rebecca Blank said. “He is uniquely positioned to continue our proud traditions of success on and off the field and doing things ‘the right way.’ Chris will build upon those traditions and has a strong vision for leading the program during a time of change in college athletics.”