The student government at the University of Wisconsin-Madison passed legislation that would establish a crisis response team trained to respond to mental health emergencies, rather than police.
A new memorial scholarship at University of Wisconsin-Madison is honoring former dairy science professor Dave Wieckert, who died in May 2020 at age 88.
Olivia Hancock and Dana Rettke decided independently to volunteer at the polls Nov. 3. The fellow University of Wisconsin students, who had never met, found themselves at the same polling place by chance.
The free meals, which students pre-registered for, were given out in the Profile Room at Memorial Union, as a part of Wisconsin Union’s “Random Acts of Kindness” effort. In this ongoing initiative the university hopes to give back to students for their support and adaptability this year. Previously, the Union has offered dining deals, free cookies, soda, and crayons and coloring books.
The Student Services Finance Committee approved University Health Services’ fiscal year 2022 budget in a unanimous vote Thursday.
Submissions that meet initial screening requirements will be made public, so community members can give their feedback. City staff will then recommend options to the UDC using a set of criteria, and identify a first, second and third place winner. The current route would run along East Washington Avenue, around the Capitol and through the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s campus. It would continue west on University Avenue and Mineral Point Road to West Towne Mall.
The Badgers, who have been ranked No. 1 throughout the season, announced the season has been put on pause for two weeks because of multiple exposures to COVID-19.
The image was banned by the police chief at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Department for officers on duty. Chief Kristen Roman said in an email to staff in January that the symbol has been “co-opted” by “extremists.”
ASM also introduced legislation condeming RecWell, Wisconsin Union’s request for additional segregated fees for students.
’Food insecurity is potentially a big factor for a lot of students currently because of the pandemic, so we’re hoping to continue to be a good campus partner in this program,’ UW Housing registered dietitian says.
Cephus was expelled, reinstated following sexual assault allegation, trial.
The Associated Students of Madison on Tuesday voted to endorse two statements from student organizations denouncing xenophobia and transphobia on campus.
The university says that the chance of a false positive COVID-19 test result is extremely low, as both the saliva-based and nasal swab testing options utilized on campus are polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests and considered the “gold-standard” of coronavirus tests.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has created virtual events. These events provide resources and information for perspective students to access.
Former Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday against the university that he was used as a scapegoat during a sexual assault investigation that resulted in his temporary expulsion.
’Giving any hate group a platform harms us all,’ QLaw says.
UW risks abandoning its international students.
Cephus was acquitted by jury of all charges on Aug. 2, 2019 after a deliberation of just 45 minutes, and was reinstated to Wisconsin football shortly after. Cephus’ lawyer, Andrew Wittenberg, told the Associated Press that the Title IX investigation’s conclusions were “an egregious miscarriage of justice.”
UW-Madison’s UniverCity alliance aims to motivate sustainability in urban areas through service, research and education.
Detroit Lions wide receiver Quintez Cephus said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday against the University of Wisconsin that he was used as a scapegoat during a sexual assault investigation that resulted in his temporary expulsion.
“While we are reviewing the complaint filed by Mr. Cephus, we’re confident UW-Madison followed appropriate processes in this matter,” university spokesperson John Lucas said in a statement.
Democratic Gov. Tony Evers wants to spend about $2.4 billion over the next two years on state building projects, with about $1 billion of the proposed money going to the University of Wisconsin System.
In September, Wisconsin had one of the highest per capita rates of COVID-19 in the country. The University of Wisconsin–Madison was at the center of concern: Hundreds of students tested positive when campus opened in late August. Some students on campus gathered in large groups without masks despite university restrictions, according to the Badger Herald, a student newspaper. At the peak of the outbreak in early September, 911 students and staff tested positive in a single week.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is continuing a program that aims to bring practical solutions to community-based challenges. This time in four different locations, including the Village of Waunakee.
UW-Madison spokesperson Meredith McGlone said the emails are just a first step, a warning. Repeated failures to comply could lead to more serious consequences.
UW’s UniverCity Alliance was created six years ago to pair UW students and faculty with communities in need. Local governments working with the group can submit an application to get a project off the ground.“We help them scope out those projects and then we get them to the right people on campus and then those students actually produce some sort of deliverable for the local government- a report, a site analysis, an evaluation” says Gavin Luter, managing director of UniverCity Alliance.
The Student Services Financial Committee voted to not recommend the Recreation and Wellbeing budget with a segregated fee increase to Chancellor Blank, Monday night.
UW-Madison Director of News and Media Relations Meredith McGlone denies allegations that said entities lobbied ASM leaders.
Noted: The daughter, 18-year-old Rebecca Wright, is among the new Eagle Scouts, having earned 102 merit badges. She now attends the University of Wisconsin-Madison and wants to be a genetics researcher.
UW-Madison administrators and the university’s student council are clashing over how to help students struggling because of the pandemic, with the council looking to put more money toward student rent payments using a strategy UW-Madison said is illegal, and the university taking an approach student government calls the bare minimum.
When the University of Wisconsin-Madison first switched to virtual learning in March, the Counseling Psychology Training Clinic had no experience offering telehealth services. Its staff quickly scrambled to find ways to continue care, acquire the proper technology and maintain patient privacy through video counseling.
UWPD Chief Kristen Roman said Friday that officers from other agencies will need to prove their performance histories don’t include complaints on excessive use of force or violations of civil rights before they can join the local force at and around Camp Randall Stadium.
The first month of UW-Madison’s semester last fall saw nearly 1,900 on-campus student COVID-19 cases, two dorm quarantines, at least one hospitalization and a public rebuke by Dane County’s top leader.
Sandra Adell is a professor in the university’s Afro-American Studies department, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this school year. She talked about her childhood in Detroit, the unusual selling point that drew her to UW-Madison and how last year’s racial justice protests have changed the classroom dynamic.
Sophomore Madison Tessler is one of those students.”I think I’ve been pretty careful, and I still ended up getting it,” she said.
Jake Baggott, the head of University Health Services, warned of a “significant increase” in COVID-19 cases among students on and off campus. He says there were 112 confirmed cases reported Wednesday and 99 more on Thursday.
According to the university COVID-19 dashboard, 67 cases were confirmed among students on Friday, Feb. 19. The seven-day positivity rate for students is 1 percent. In the email, Baggot noted that 112 positive student cases were reported on Wednesday, with an additional 99 positive student cases reported on Thursday.
The UW-Madison Police Department is implementing additional measures to vet outside police officers that will work the 2021-22 Wisconsin football games, according to UWPD Chief Kristen Roman.
Alcohol may have been a factor for a 19-year-old man who was found passed out in a snowbank near the University of Wisconsin campus, according to the Madison Police Dept.
At least three-fourths of all University of Wisconsin System classes will be in-person this fall according to system interim President Tommy Thompson.
After being forced to host football games without fans in the stands in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, University of Wisconsin officials are taking a decidedly optimistic stance in preparing for the ’21 season:
Their goal is to see Camp Randall Stadium at full capacity.
University of Wisconsin System interim President Tommy Thompson told campus chancellors to aim to have at least 75% of their courses in person next fall, with the hope that COVID-19 vaccines will allow a return to some normalcy.
Through UW-Madison’s UniverCity Alliance program, local governments can tap into resources to get help with whatever they need. The program matches students and courses at UW-Madison to take on real world projects.
’I am excited for it to warm up and be spring soon so it’s not as miserable outside as it is now,’ UW student says.
The Nicholas Recreation Center is home to approximately 30,000 square feet of fitness space, including eight courts and five studios, as well as an Olympic size pool on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. But while the facility is only operating at 25% capacity, this seemingly enormous gym has proven to fill up incredibly fast, resulting in a crowded facility and long lines.
Students who do not comply with university policies will be subject to sanctions.
In his discussion, Crump talked about the racial prejudice in the justice system and in police officers. He discussed police shootings and the wrongful actions that police officers took in the Breonna Taylor and George Floyd cases. In a call to action, Crump emphasized that talking to elected officials and leaders about injustices along with correcting and punishing bad police officers is essential.
The Student Services Finance Committee discussed budgets for the Wisconsin Union, the Campus Women’s Center and the Greater University Tutoring Services Monday night.
André E. Phillips, UW-Madison’s director for admissions and recruitment, said in a news release in August that the university never used minimums or ranges for ACT or SAT scores.
Tyler Caraza-Harter, an assistant faculty associate at UW-Madison, began pointing students to publicly available local data when some asked him for independent project ideas. As interest grew, he turned it into a small class in fall 2019 called “Data Science in Madison.”
University of Wisconsin- Madison students who have been financially impacted by the pandemic started to receive a second round of emergency grant funding on Monday. The university is giving out grants by pulling from $9.89 million of the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II, according to a news release.
All undergraduate, graduate students are eligible to apply for financial assistance from $9.89 million fund, UW spokesperson says.
UW-Madison students are encouraging their peers to take part in local democracy and vote in Wisconsin’s Spring Primary Election on Tuesday to determine local officials and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
McGlone pointed to UW-Madison’s testing protocols, stating “this is also why the university requires people who’ve had COVID to resume testing after 90 days.”
It’s a challenging time for colleges and universities, and for the students who want to attend those institutions to prepare for life in a rapidly changing world.
“Especially now, with COVID, we are seeing that (high school) seniors especially are having a difficult time getting prepared for college,” UW-System President Tommy Thompson said at a Feb. 3 press conference announcing plans for a new precollege pipeline initiative.
A new college program at the University of Wisconsin is challenging curiosity and preparing students for the future; aimed at giving young students exposure and pushing them to their potential during the coronavirus pandemic.
’I always want to invite people over to check out the house and see what we’re like, because it’s such a nice environment to be in, so hopefully soon that will be the case again,’ resident says.
’Black history is told through the generations, through family and storytelling,’ UW BIPOC Coalition co-founder says.
The Teaching Assistant Association (TAA) is working to end mandatory segregated fees for graduate and international workers by calling all graduate assistants to withhold Spring 2021 semester fees until the due date.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s student government says administrators are blocking its attempt to provide rental assistance to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The body is pushing forward with its plans and has even hinted at legal action if it continues to face resistance from administration.