Jennifer Mnookin has been named as the next chancellor to lead UW-Madison.She will be the university’s 30th chancellor. Her appointment takes effect Aug. 4.
The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents has selected Jennifer Mnookin as the next chancellor to lead UW-Madison.
Jennifer Mnookin, the dean of the University of California, Los Angeles law school, will become the next chancellor of Wisconsin’s flagship university this summer.
How do we remember death when it constitutes our landscape? In an age of ubiquitous mortality—not only pandemic deaths, but also deaths from meteorological disasters, deaths of migrants seeking refuge from their war-torn homes, and the more banal declines in life expectancy in broad swaths of the United States—what kinds of death do we memorialize, and what kinds do we disappear, either actively or through habituation or an atrophy of memory?
Noted: Some election scholars, however, cite the charged atmosphere. “We’ve got a perfect storm of open challenges from the president to the integrity of the election process, and the termination of the consent decree,” said Kenneth Mayer, an election law expert at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “It’s not too hard to envision circumstances in which this really gets out of hand.”
Noted: “Our public education system is a massive hidden child care subsidy,” said Jon Shelton, a historian of the teaching work force at the University of Wisconsin.
Noted: Jo Carter, 50, a project manager at the University of Wisconsin in Madison who lives alone, said that, pre-pandemic, she would regularly get massages and pedicures to have consistent touch.
Balances in tuition reserve funds across the University of Wisconsin System are at their lowest levels since 2008. Without a significant cushion, some campuses are cutting spending and staff to address financial problems caused by declining enrollment, the coronavirus pandemic and eight years of frozen tuition.
In this segment of “The State of Race: Education” presented by WGBH and The Boston Globe, host Dan Lothian talks to Founder & Director, The NET Mentoring Group, Jamal Grant; Professor of Urban Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Gloria Ladson-Billings and Boston Globe Education Reporter Bianca Vázquez Toness about how COVID has widened the opportunity gap in the classroom.
Noted: “You might be immune to the flu, but you are not going to be immune to all those rhinoviruses,” says James Gern, a rhinovirus researcher at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. “That’s one unique feature of rhinoviruses—you are always going to be susceptible to some.”
René Robinson voted at 22 for the first time and for a very particular reason: Harold Washington was on the ballot for Chicago mayor.
University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson said in a Thursday interview that the campuses were among the safest places in the state, with extensive testing, tracking and quarantine programs. But he acknowledged there was “some connection” between returning students and the viral wave.
The discord may be especially thorny in towns that are home to land-grant universities such as Georgia and the University of Wisconsin, which view themselves as having a responsibility to the entire state, not just the locality where they sit, said Stephen Gavazzi, an Ohio State University professor who wrote a book about town-gown relations.
Noted: Schools can step in and provide support when parents themselves are traumatized. Familiar adults at school can also provide a buffering effect against trauma, said Travis Wright, an associate professor of counseling psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Noted: Another saliva LAMP test is being tested by David O’Connor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Their technique bears many similarities to the Columbia test, including a color-based readout, but takes slightly longer and involves a couple of extra steps. Early trials of the test on volunteers in Wisconsin have gone well, Dr. O’Connor said, and one school district in Illinois is using the test to screen about 1,400 students and teachers on a weekly basis.
Quoted: Richard Keller, professor in the Department of History, and Department of Medical History and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focuses on the history of European and colonial medicine, as well as public health and environmental history.
Noted: “The goodwill impairment test is one of the most second guessed of the accounting tests that exist,” said Thomas Linsmeier, professor of accounting and law, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
When UW Athletics Director of Inclusion Sheridan Blanford joined the university in August 2017, she was at the forefront of Diversity and Inclusion efforts in collegiate sports.
Noted: A legally loaded semi-trailer truck can produce 5,000 to 10,000 times the road damage of one car according to some estimates, said Benjamin J. Jordan, director of the Wisconsin Transportation Information Center at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Roads and bridges have not kept up.
Noted: “The formalization of the sensitive-exam policy provides clear, specific and universally employed standards for consent processes for breast, pelvic, urogenital, prostate and rectal exams,” said Dr. Laurel Rice, Chair of University of Wisconsin Health’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
The topline story in the New York Times “Sports Sunday” section of Feb. 9 likely brought a smile to anyone interested in women’s intercollegiate athletics. It concerned the robust rivalry between the women’s basketball teams at the University of Oregon and Oregon State Universities. A recent game drew more than 12,000 fans.
Quoted: Richard Monette, a law professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a tribal law expert, said it’s rare for federal agencies to seek waivers in cases related to tribes and that the government simply doesn’t consult with them as it should.
The Super Bowl fame that recently came to Scout, a golden retriever, and the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine had its roots in the state’s politics more than 40 years ago.
The Statue of Liberty is up to her head in frozen water in Wisconsin. Or so it appears on Lake Mendota.
Danez Smith was born into a devout Baptist household in St Paul, Minnesota. Smith’s grandmother still lives there, in one of only two black households on a street that was mixed but is becoming increasingly white. Smith grew up, on this border between the blacker areas and the white middle-class enclaves of the city, as a black, queer, God-fearing child.
When he set out to write a novel, Brandon Taylor, a former doctoral student in biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin, approached it like a scientist.
MADISON, Wis. — When we talk about equal opportunity we’re talking about accessibility, of opportunity, and of sharing in the quality of life. Barriers to both can often be exacerbated by disabilities, but in the vast majority if not all of those cases those barriers can be removed.
Noted: “Everybody knows it’s out there, we just didn’t know how big of a piece of the pie it was,” said Michael Pulia, whose research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison focuses on better use of antibiotics. Dr. Pulia wasn’t involved in the study. “It’s very, very problematic.”
A tour of the massive $47 million, 188,000-square-foot State Archive Preservation Facility on the near east side is overwhelming. One room alone contains a 1969 Wienermobile, a Marc’s Big Boy restaurant statue, a Green Bay Packers-themed fishing shanty and a Tommy Bartlett boat once capable of pulling nine water-skiers.
Noted: “When you look across these deaths you see this pattern of higher risk behaviors in rural communities and also less access to primary health care,” said Pat Remington, emeritus professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
Noted: “Student loan debt growth has outpaced other consumer loan types and is now second only to mortgage debt in terms of magnitude of total debt,” said Cliff Robb, a professor at the University of Wisconsin who specializes in personal finance.
Jerry Crostenberg has been perfecting his parade wave.Sometimes he has been seated atop his John Deere tractor baling hay, harvesting corn and doing other farm chores.
Noted: “We’ve been amazed by the lightning mapper,” said Derrick Herndon, a hurricane satellite specialist at the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies in a May interview. “We’ve had lightning systems before but they didn’t have the resolution this mapper has and this is doing a much better job of tracking how lightning changes in the storms.”
Noted: “I do think there are signs that they’re fixing some of the key problems,” said Hart Posen, a business professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who has long kept an eye on Lands’ End.
It is estimated that a staggering 97 percent of adolescents play video games during their spare time. While many often see video games as mere time-killers, a team of researchers from the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of California, Irvine see them as an opportunity to develop mindfulness in the youth.
New treatment techniques and diagnostic tools have likewise been created. Technology for targeted radiation that avoids damaging tissue near a tumor was developed on pet dogs with sinus tumors at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Noted: Mary Beth Collins, an expert on nonprofits at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, suggested that the general interest in giving during the holidays were due to special opportunities as well as their greater visibility.
Noted: “They can move freely in the environment and that’s why they end up everywhere,” said Christy Remucal, an aquatic chemist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “We are going to be dealing with them for a really long time.”
Some Badgers fans spent their Sunday at the airport, catching flights to California for the Rose Bowl.Families sporting red crowded Dane County Regional Airport Sunday afternoon.
The countdown is on for the 2020 Rose Bowl as the Wisconsin Badgers prepare to take on the Oregon Ducks. At the same time, preparation is well underway for the Rose Parade, airing New Year’s Day on NBC15.
A University of Wisconsin student is changing the tailgate game — literally.
College football is all about traditions. As the sport celebrates the close of its 150th anniversary, the Wisconsin Badgers are headed to the Rose Bowl for the 10th time on New Year’s Day, where they will play the Oregon Ducks.
Allee Willis, a Grammy Award-winning songwriter who helped compose the catchy theme song for the TV sitcom “Friends,” as well as hits for the Pointer Sisters and Earth, Wind & Fire, and who was described in a Washington Post headline as “the most interesting woman you’ve never heard of,” died Dec. 24 at a Los Angeles hospital. She was 72.
Noted: In 2014, the University of Wisconsin at Madison’s School of Education found that less than 3 percent of newly published children’s books were about black people. For a group of minority authors and publishing insiders, it was high time to confront the unbearable whiteness of being.
Oregon and Wisconsin are taking contrasting approaches to everything that comes before the Rose Bowl.
As the Wisconsin Badgers football team prepares to play against the Oregon Ducks football team in the Rose Bowl in California, fans in Wisconsin are cheering on the Badgers with Rose Bowl merchandise.
Badgers fans are on their way to Pasadena.
Recently, my friend Rebecca, a University of Wisconsin graduate and fellow football fan, invited me to Madison for a football weekend, Big 10-style.
Long known as a biotech and health care hub–from which university graduates often fled to bigger cities–Madison today is home to rising wages, plenty of incubators, and booming upstarts. And, finally, there’s financing for all the innovation.
Ten percent or more of registered voters in dozens of communities could be removed from the voter rolls if a lawsuit against the state succeeds.
An appellate court’s decision could minimize colleges and universities’ responsibility to provide remedies for victims of sexual misconduct on campus.
Noted: Finding warmth and feelings of coziness is ingrained in Nete Schmidt. The Danish native has lived in Madison for the last 20 years, working as a professor in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Scandinavian studies department.
We typically think of social media platforms—Facebook, Reddit, Twitter, etc.—as distinct from one another.
A University of Wisconsin-La Crosse student who accused a professor of sexual harassment is speaking out about his recent retirement.
Though the Badger football team may not be headed to the acclaimed Cheez-It Bowl, there will still be a hint of cheese in their bowl plans.
Thierno (pronounced “Chair-no”) Diallo sits comfortably in his Sun Prairie living room and shows how he can pull up WhatsApp footage of Gamou Farms, his farm and training center, in his hometown of Mali, West Africa to communicate with his manager.
MADISON (WLUK) — University of Wisconsin-Madison chancellor Becky Blank announced she wagered cheese that the Badgers will beat the Oregon Ducks in the Rose Bowl.
In hopes of reducing its 2021 budget by 7.5 percent, the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh will offer financial incentives to encourage faculty and staff to retire early.
MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin judge will consider Friday whether to immediately toss out the registrations of up to 234,000 voters in a lawsuit brought by conservatives that could make it more difficult for people to vote next year in the key swing state.
Noted: “You’re seeing it across so many spheres where trust in journalism is going down,” said Kathleen Culver, the director of the Center for Journalism Ethics at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.