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Wisconsin’s conservative high court hands GOP another weapon

The Associated Press

Quoted: “Most people on the street would say when a term … expires, there’s an opening. The Supreme Court has said that commonsense understanding is not right,” University of Wisconsin-Madison political science professor Barry Burden said. The ruling “raises the question of why is there a term at all? Maybe we just say a person serves for life the way a U.S. Supreme Court justice does.”

Interim UW-Madison chancellor “pleased to support” Big Ten’s addition of USC & UCLA


John Karl Scholz issued a statement following the Big Ten’s announcement Thursday night.

“The University of Wisconsin–Madison is pleased to support the planned expansion of the Big Ten Conference with the inclusion of the University of Southern California (USC) and the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA). “This expansion helps solidify the Big Ten Conference as the one, true national powerhouse conference, with member universities, teams and fans stretching from coast to coast.

Norman R. Draper

Wisconsin State Journal

For 40 years, he was a professor of statistics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, serving as chairman of the department twice (1968-72, 1994-97) and retiring as professor emeritus in 1999.

UW must update patient visitor rules

Wisconsin State Journal

Letter to the editor: Current COVID policy is bad for her mental health because she is restricted to two parents per day supporting her in the hospital. These unnecessary restrictions are putting undue stress and burden on families.

Sticking to Aldo Leopold’s ethics as his shack and surrounding land undergoes transformation

Wisconsin State Journal

The Leopold Shack journals, housed at Steenbock Memorial Library at UW-Madison, will be digitized so they can be shared virtually around the world. The digital work will also include virtual tours of the Shack, redesigning self-guided, in-person tours of the Shack and holding more “Shack-focused events.” The efforts will bring more people to the Shack either through the foundation’s website or in-person.

Wisconsin administrators react to UCLA, USC joining ‘the one, true powerhouse conference’ in Big Ten

Wisconsin State Journal

University of Wisconsin athletic director Chris McIntosh said he’s happy for the Badgers’ West Coast alumni after the Big Ten Conference voted Thursday to add UCLA and Southern Cal. “They will now be more connected than ever to the conference and to their alma mater,” McIntosh said in a statement released by UW in the hours after the move became official. “I can’t wait for our teams and fans to come together on a regular basis in Southern California.”

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.

UW Health culinary creation to comfort refugees earns national award


Shekeba Samadzada and Dan Hess’ vegetable korma, a traditional afghan stew, recently earned national recognition by winning the Health Care Culinary Contest. The stew consists of garbanzo beans, peppers, potatoes, onions, tomatoes, and green beans, and is seasoned with cilantro, turmeric and coriander. It is served with basmati rice and naan bread

Black bear sightings increase across southeast Wisconsin

Wisconsin State Journal

UW-Madison Professor of Wildlife Ecology Tim Van Deelen weighed in on what to do if you see a black bear. Likewise, he offered an opinion on whether the sightings were unusual for the region.

“Yes and no,” Van Deelen said. “The majority of the bear population is at the northern half of the state. Just like teenagers, young bears set out on their own.”

To compete in the 1970s, Wisconsin women’s athletes dealt with cramped cars and uniform sharing

Wisconsin State Journal

Editor’s note: June 23 is the 50th anniversary of historic Title IX legislation being passed. This is the second in a series of stories about its impact on the University of Wisconsin.

Title IX gave University of Wisconsin women’s athletes and administrators a legal backing for their pursuit of better opportunities as the teams started under the athletic department umbrella in 1974.

Slow progress under Title IX dominated early years of women’s sports at Wisconsin

Wisconsin State Journal

Editor’s note: June 23 is the 50th anniversary of historic Title IX legislation being passed. This is the first in a series of stories about its impact on the University of Wisconsin.

The $3,500 operating budget for the first-year University of Wisconsin women’s track and field team had enough left over for two athletes to travel to the national championship in the spring of 1975.

We lost a great man and colleague in Wayne Strong

Wisconsin State Journal

He never gave up trying to improve public education, particularly for disadvantaged and struggling children. He served on school panels. He was involved in his neighborhood, at his church and on the UW-Madison campus. He was part of the state racial disparities task force that led to historic police reforms in Wisconsin. He connected our news organization to sources we didn’t have before.

Kyle Vincent Green

Wisconsin State Journal

Kyle spent the rest of his career, from 1964-1994, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he rose to the position of Chief Electrical Engineer at the Physical Plant.

Madison guaranteed income program will give 155 households $500 monthly for a year

Wisconsin State Journal

UW-Madison’s Institute for Research on Poverty is partnering with the Center for Guaranteed Income Research at the University of Pennsylvania to gather survey data throughout the program. The information collected will be used to help guide policies and future programs, advocate for a national guaranteed income program and aid in the expansion of the social safety net.

Harold Wesley Watts

Wisconsin State Journal

Harold served as Director of The Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin from 1966 – 1971.

As GOP turnout surges in state primaries, Wisconsin Democrats stay upbeat ahead of convention

Wisconsin State Journal

UW-Madison political science professor Kathy Cramer said candidates campaigning on codifying Roe — after the U.S. Senate failed in its latest effort to do so — won’t turn out many people who typically don’t vote. “People are pretty firmly on their side of the partisan fence, and the very few people still in the middle are unlikely to be moved by this issue,” she said. “The major factor will be turnout, and I just don’t think this issue is all that mobilizing for people who are not already dead set on voting.”

Carl James Bowser

Wisconsin State Journal

He then joined the Geology Department at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He also became affiliated with the Center for Limnology. While the major focus of his research was in the geosciences, he was always intrigued by the way so many scientific disciplines worked together to “tell the whole story.”

Wisconsin track star Olin Hacker claims Big Ten award

Wisconsin State Journal

The Big Ten Conference unveiled its 2022 outdoor track and field awards Thursday. Hacker, whose 13-minute, 27.73-second time earned him the 5,000-meter title during the NCAA outdoor championships last week, received the conference’s male track athlete of the year award.

Warren H. Gabelman

Wisconsin State Journal

In 1949, after completing his Ph.D. in the Department of Botany and Microbiology (Genetics) at Yale, he joined the staff of the University of Wisconsin as an Assistant Professor of Horticulture. His responsibilities were to develop a research program on the breeding and genetics of onions, carrots and table beets and to teach a course on the principles of plant breeding. Warren was promoted to Associate Professor in 1956, and Professor in 1960. He served as departmental Chair from 1965-73.

UW Health to build University Row clinic to replace West Towne clinic

Wisconsin State Journal

UW Health plans to begin construction soon on its University Row Clinic, next to the UW Health Digestive Health Center at 750 University Row, near University Avenue and Whitney Way on Madison’s West Side. The University Row Clinic, expected to open in 2024, will offer primary care and urgent care, UW Health said. It will replace the UW Health West Towne Clinic, which will be closed and sold upon the new clinic’s opening.

Dr. Clare F. Hutson, M.D.

Wisconsin State Journal

Clare became a partner with the Davis-Duehr eye clinic where he would practice for over 30 years, eventually specializing in treatment of the retina. In addition, he was a clinical associate professor with the UW Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.

Raymond Louis “Tim” Gloeckler

Wisconsin State Journal

In 1961, Ray joined the faculty of the UW Madison Art Department where he taught for almost 40-years. He became part of a nationally renowned printmaking program. They became known collectively as the “Progressive Printmakers” and attracted international interest.

‘A lasting and influential impact’: Karen Walsh elected president of UW Board of Regents

Wisconsin State Journal

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents elected Karen Walsh to serve as its president on Friday, filling the role after its former holder declined to run for the seat again earlier this year.

Also on Friday, the board elected Amy Blumenfeld Bogost to the role of vice president. Bogost works as a federal Title IX lawyer and joined the board in May 2020.

What’s the latest on avian influenza in Wisconsin?

The Capital Times

As temperatures rise and the seasonal migration of wild birds comes to a close, this year’s transmission of the avian influenza may be nearing its end, said Keith Poulsen, director of the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.

At UW-Madison’s School of Veterinary Medicine, a vaccine for avian influenza is currently in the works to prepare for future outbreaks. Poulsen, however, said it may be difficult to vaccinate millions of birds and could potentially affect international trade.

It’ll cost more for season tickets for Wisconsin volleyball, women’s hockey in 2022

Wisconsin State Journal

The highest price of a volleyball season ticket will climb from around $7 per match to $20 and will require a mandatory per-seat contribution for new chairback seats being installed this summer at the UW Field House. Women’s hockey season ticket prices will increase by $1 per game to $5 while a cheaper option for youth and seniors at LaBahn Arena has been eliminated.

Editorial | UW Health should recognize nurses union

The Capital Times

To our view, it is only a matter of time until the nurses gain the representation that they have been seeking. As such, it makes sense for UW Health Board members and the administration to dial down tensions, embrace a spirit of cooperation and recognize the union.