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.”
Column by Claire Wendland, a medical anthropologist and OB-GYN at UW-Madison.
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.
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.
Here’s what University of Wisconsin fans — and a few former UW athletes — were saying about the news.
The Big Ten named Rettke its Female Athlete of the Year for the second time Wednesday, making her just the second from UW to win the award more than once.
University of Wisconsin men’s basketball coach Greg Gard’s new contract agreement, dated June 10, puts him as one of the highest-paid Big Ten men’s basketball coaches.
“In the general population, for commercial use, I would question the need for (IV therapies),” said Adam Kuchnia, an assistant professor of nutritional sciences at UW-Madison. “If you’re getting mega-doses, potentially on a regular basis, there could be harmful toxicity effects.”
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.
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.
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.”
How should you as University of Wisconsin fans feel about this seismic shift in college athletics? I’m not really sure, to be honest, because there’s a lot to process here and I’m not even sure how I feel quite yet.
“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.
The explosion, which attracted attention throughout the Near West Side neighborhood, came while facilities staff were completing a safety check at the plant. The device malfunctioned after staff attempted to turn off steam in the area near Charter and Spring street.
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
After Oklahoma and Texas stunned the college athletics landscape by announcing their entry into the SEC last summer, USC and UCLA are reportedly taking a similar approach and departing from the PAC-12 conference to enter the Big Ten.
Shekeba Samadzada and Dan Hess are chefs at UW Health who have a very special recipe for a traditional Afghan stew called vegetable korma, says UW Health.
Letter written by Steven Shi, a junior triple majoring in economics, international studies and political science.
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.”
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.
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.
Due to a variety of factors including a shortage of providers and lack of adequate funding, America’s prison system has become the largest provider of mental health services, said Patti Coffey, a forensic psychologist with the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
This is not what they were designed to be, Coffey said.
The Madison Forward Fund is partnered with the coalition along with the University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty and the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Guaranteed Income Research.
The WIAA girls wrestling state tournament will be held in conjunction with the boys wrestling individual state tournament at the Kohl Center, effective with the 2022-23 school year.
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 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.
With the project on track to be completed by the start of Badgers football season, take a look at the updates along the way.
Mark D’Onofrio will make $300,000 this season as the University of Wisconsin’s inside linebackers coach.
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 served as Director of The Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin from 1966 – 1971.
The idea of playing at, or perhaps even moving permanently to, the Kohl Center first was presented to Sheffield shortly after he arrived at UW in 2013.
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.”
Authorities have said a pair of alleged attacks against Asian UW-Madison students on campus and Downtown do not appear to be racially motivated, despite a continuing outcry from Asian student groups who marched down State Street Friday afternoon to protest racist violence.
In the spring of 2013, just before she was confirmed as the next UW-Madison chancellor by the Board of Regents, Rebecca Blank was criticized by some Republican state legislators for her “radical policies.”
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.”
Four people, the youngest of whom is 15, were arrested in connection to at least one of the rash of attacks that took place Downtown and on the UW-Madison campus during the past two weeks, Madison police said.
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.
AUW-Madison police officer was injured while arresting a driver and passenger in an OWI incident early Thursday morning, according to UW-Madison Police said.
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 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.
The “extraordinary heat” and humidity will stick around Tuesday and into most of Wednesday, according to University of Wisconsin-Madison atmospheric and oceanic sciences professor Jonathan Martin, but will only alleviate after a second round of storms late Wednesday night.
The University of Wisconsin volleyball team will drop the banner for the 2021 NCAA Championship before their home opener against Marquette on Sept. 2. That’s one of the highlights of the 2022 schedule, which was released Tuesday.
University of Wisconsin running backs coach Al Johnson shared the latest look at the progress on the extensive updates to Camp Randall Stadium on social media Tuesday. With the project on track to be completed by the start of Badgers football season, take a look at the updates along the way.
Anew study showing Black smokers who took a pill were more than twice as likely to quit as those who only received counseling is welcome news in Wisconsin, which has the nation’s highest smoking rate racial disparity, UW-Madison researchers say.
Kalkstein’s partnership with Wisconsin forecasters developed through the work of UW-Madison’s UniverCity Alliance, which invited Kalkstein to give a lecture on campus in 2020. That led to a meeting with local officials to talk about ways Madison and Dane County are responding to the urban heat island effect.
University of Wisconsin men’s basketball coach Greg Gard announced the promotion of alum Joe Krabbenhoft on Monday. Krabbenhoft served as an assistant coach under Gard for the past seven seasons, but is now the associate head coach for the Badgers.
The University of Wisconsin basketball programs are heading to the baseball field. American Family Field in Milwaukee is set to host both the men’s and women’s basketball programs for a pair of games Nov. 11, according to a CBS report.
Walsh’s election comes after Manydeeds, who will remain on the board, stepped down a year short of the typical two years of service. “Karen loves the System,” Manydeeds said in a farewell speech. “There is no one that’s better prepared to be the president of the System than she is.”
The University of Wisconsin Athletic Board on Friday approved a change to its discipline policy for athletes to close what athletic director Chris McIntosh said was a gap relating to drunken driving offenses.
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.
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.
Eight coaches of University of Wisconsin spring sports had their contracts extended on Friday, including three who now are on five-year deals.
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.
In an interview before her departure to become president of Northwestern University this fall, Blank took aim at state regulations that prevent the UW System’s flagship campus from issuing its own bonds for new buildings and which add time and expense to routine maintenance.
Add another NCAA championship to the University of Wisconsin track and field program, and for that matter, another title overall for the Hacker family. Olin Hacker earned the 5,000-meter title during the NCAA outdoor championships Friday. He crossed the finish line with a first-place time of 13 minutes, 27.73 seconds.
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.
Wisconsin residents will not pay any more next year to attend the state’s universities. The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approved a tuition freeze for in-state undergraduate students Thursday as part of the 2022-23 operating budget.
Despite unseasonably cool, wet weather, blue-green algae blooms led Public Health Madison and Dane County to close Memorial Union and Spring Harbor beaches Wednesday.
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.
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.