Summaries of spring semester’s biggest stories.
A suspect in recent trespassing and thefts on the UW-Madison campus is a registered sex offender who was released from a Wisconsin jail days before the alleged campus crimes.
Since that paper was published, the number of colleges and universities preparing their campuses for climate change has increased. More than 100 institutions have signed on to commitments from the organization Second Nature that encompass climate resilience, for example. That number includes public flagships, community colleges and private institutions, including the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Lamar Community College and American University.
AMadison man was convicted Tuesday of the rape of a woman who was walking last year near the UW-Madison campus when she was attacked by a stranger.
UW–Madison is one of a growing number of universities across the country offering special meal plans for Muslim students during Ramadan. University Housing’s Ramadan Meal Service offers Muslim students a breakfast bag of halal food options for suhoor that is delivered to a nearby dining hall for evening pick-up.
With two separate commencement ceremonies planned for Saturday, graduation festivities at UW-Madison are set to run a bit differently compared to the traditional ceremony at Camp Randall.
University officials sent out a WiscAlert via Twitter saying the gas leak was located near Observatory Drive between North Charter Street and Babcock Drive.
Just over 7,600 students will graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Saturday during two graduation ceremonies at Camp Randall, rain or shine, a news release states.
Police have not located the unknown male suspect.
The Black Voice (TBV) originated from one of the few demands out of the striker’s 13 that was actually enacted at UW-Madison.
Usually running in April, this year’s festival will take place May 13-20 and will feature 115 films — from narratives to documentaries, international, independent, animated films, shorts and more. The lineup was announced Friday, and single tickets are now on sale at wifilmfest.org. Viewers can buy tickets for particular works for $10, a series for $50 or an entire festival pass for $140.
Humanities is the second building this month where UW-Madison officials asked employees working there to leave and then ordered repairs to because of safety concerns.
UW-Madison is in the process reimagining Library Mall — the area featuring Hagenah Fountain between the Wisconsin Historical Society and Memorial Library — the last piece of the East Campus Mall project from Regent Street to Lake Mendota. “I would say that the overall goal is to make this another entryway, or front door to the campus … one that is indeed welcoming to all people and helps open the university and its amazing events to everyone,” said Gary Brown, the university’s director of campus planning and landscape architecture.
“Shift” is made up of two 70-foot-long perforated weathered-steel sculptures spanning each side of the Highland Avenue underpass beneath Campus Drive. Lights installed behind them will shine through the perforations to create “a shifting light mural” that will serve “as an interactive gateway between the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, UW Hospital and Clinics and the Regent Neighborhood,” according to a statement issued by the city April 23.
Aperson has been taken into custody on a warrant out of the state Department of Corrections who is also a suspect in an ongoing investigation by the UW-Madison Police Department.
UW-Madison’s Class of 2020 can celebrate their achievements at Camp Randall Stadium this fall after COVID-19 deprived them of a traditional, in-person commencement ceremony.
Downtown advocates are shelving a proposal to turn State Street into a pedestrian mall most weekends this summer. But the push to transform one of the state’s most famed thoroughfares isn’t over.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is inviting 2020 graduates back to the school for a post-coronavirus celebration after their in-person graduation ceremonies were canceled.
The release said police were able to arrest the suspect Thursday after they entered a secured campus building by following behind another person and using their credentials to gain access.
Officials at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are inviting 2020 graduates back to campus this fall to celebrate their achievements after COVID-19 restrictions prevented in-person graduation ceremonies.
The university is extending invitations to alumni who graduated in the spring, summer and winter of 2020 back to Madison on for the weekend of Sept. 17.
In its report, UWPD says they contacted the suspect after a UW Madison community member called the department to report that the person entered a secure campus building immediately behind someone else. Officers say the suspect used the person’s credentials to gain access and they later took him into custody on a Dept. of Corrections warrant unrelated to the campus incidents.
“The pandemic took from these graduates a special part of their college experience – the opportunity to mark the completion of their degrees at Camp Randall with their fellow Badgers,” says Chancellor Rebecca Blank.
Council proposed advocating for crisis response team, reforming school calendar year to better respect non-Christian holidays.
“In the fall, Heller refused to convene his shared governance committee when students expressed concern over the smart restart,” said former ASM Chair Matthew Mitnick, providing examples that provoked student leaders to issue the vote of no confidence.
According to the director of Marketing and Communication at University Housing, Brendon Dybdahl, the university is working in creative ways to open housing space and make sure every student feels at home.
University Housing and UW Conference Centers partnered in the temporary move as they expect an increase in the number of residents expected next year. According to the university, continued enrollment growth, an increase in the number of students living on campus and the renovation project at Sellery Hall are all factors in the new housing situation.
n this legislation, the Student Council officially committed to promoting self-determination, justice and liberation for Indigenous people at the UW-Madison and across Wisconsin. They further demanded that UW-Madison students should be able to apply to receive financial assistance from the COVID-19 Student Relief Fund as a one-time use of allocable fee reserves and demanded that UW-Madison eliminate a surcharge on students who take over 165 credits.
Associated Students of Madison Chair-elect junior Adrian Lampron and Vice Chair-elect sophomore Lennox Owino look forward to leading the student government’s 28th session beginning in the fall.
Joggers discovered the victims in the UW Arboretum on March 31. Carre, 57, was pronounced dead at the scene, while Potter, 52, was taken to a local hospital where she later died.
The Student Alliance for Reproductive Justice created a petition for University Health Services to rename their Women’s Health Clinic to the Reproductive Health Clinic.
The University of Wisconsin Associated Students of Madison elected Adrian Lampron and Lennox Owino as the next chair and vice chair of the council on Saturday.
Professor’s resignation comes over four years after suicide of doctoral student who worked in his lab.
UW System President Tommy Thompson announced that UW-Madison won the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Postsecondary Sustainability Award on Thursday.
“Many officers could be seen playing beer pong in the same uniforms worn when brutalizing protestors all summer with gas and OC spray,” tweeted the BIPOC Coalition, an organization of students aiming to create an inclusive campus environment.
UW-Madison leaders said Monday that several students may face disciplinary action for violations of public health orders and/or unlawful activity at the Mifflin Street Block Party. The statement from the university comes after footage of a vandalized SUV at the block party circulated on social media over the weekend.
Keynote event will feature comedian, writer, actor Joel Kim Booster.
The UW-Madison chapter of Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment teamed up with the Interfraternity Council and the Panhellenic Association to host their first annual Denim Day event on Wednesday, April 28.
The University of Wisconsin athletic board on Friday approved one-year contract extensions for six coaches, including Paul Chryst (football) and Greg Gard (men’s basketball).
For the Class of 2021, graduation may have felt like a long time coming, but the COVID-19 pandemic is leaving one last reminder of how little has been normal in their recent college years.
He (Xavier Schultze, 23) was at the University of Wisconsin at Madison in his senior year and had to head home during spring break. It was — like for so many burgeoning adults — devastating. But music gave their house a glimmer of joy. Over morning coffee, Alexandra and Xavier would listen to the Eagles, Aerosmith or Jimi Hendrix. “And he’s like, ‘What is this?’” Alexandra says. Soon, he was being schooled by his parents in the intricacies of how Hendrix and Prince were similar. Why Don McLean wrote “American Pie.” Mother and son found a new thread to bond over.
In one of the first campus events since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, UW-Madison took a step towards creating visible spaces for Black involvement on campus.
A space on the East Campus Mall will soon be home to a plaza honoring the achievements of UW-Madison’s Black fraternities and sororities. The “Divine Nine Garden Plaza” was dedicated Saturday in a ceremony.
Saturday afternoon, student leaders and university officials hosted a dedication ceremony and broke ground on the new Divine Nine Garden Plaza located at East Campus Mall.
Heller will be moving on to work at Johns Hopkins University this summer.
Students oppose Line 3 pipeline crossing Ojibwe lands.
Both the university and the City of Madison issued warnings to students last week, but the party quickly grew into a massive, maskless gathering. Current COVID-19 restrictions in Dane County allow unmasked outdoor gatherings if social distancing measures are being taken, however pictures of the party clearly show people packed in tightly.
More than 100 students gathered on campus Friday for an Earth Week Climate Strike, pressuring UW-Madison and the Wisconsin Foundation & Alumni Association to divest from fossil fuels.
Ray Taffora, the vice chancellor for legal affairs, is also retiring this summer. A search for his successor began earlier this spring.The university is also looking for its next chief diversity officer. Applications were due earlier this month.
Any belief the annual Mifflin Street Block Party would be a masked, socially distanced affair after a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic was quickly brought to reality Saturday.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Laurent Heller will leave the university later this summer to take a similar role at Johns Hopkins University.
According to UW spokesperson, Meredith McGlone, positive COVID-19 cases on campus have remained relatively low while vaccinations increase.
“NPHC has provided an important anchor, connection and family for our students for many years, but they haven’t had a space to call their own on campus. There are no NPHC-affiliated houses or markers at UW … and nothing is shared publicly about their contributions to our community. This garden plaza is a central campus space to honor their work, their legacy, and for our Black fraternities and sororities to be seen,” Reesor said in the statement.
Event will be held at terrace, will include food, cap decorating, games, more.
According to University of Wisconsin-Madison News, the scholarship fund was started by former Dean of Students Mary Rouse in 2019 to honor the legacy of Roger Brusewitz. Brusewitz was imprisoned for 12 years before enrolling at UW-Madison in 1973. He graduated in 1975 with honors and a degree in journalism, going on to become a copy editor at the UW Law School.
’Once I get into office, I’m going to work on the redistribution of [Rathskeller] sauce throughout the city,’ SCO vice president says.
The UW Tribal Relations Director also spoke on behalf of the Ho-Chunk Nation during the last meeting of the 27th ASM session.
Beginning May 10, several aspects of the current COVID-19 response will be adjusted for the summer months.
In this legislation, the Student Council officially committed to promoting self-determination, justice and liberation for Indigenous people at the UW-Madison and across Wisconsin. They further demanded that UW-Madison students should be able to apply to receive financial assistance from the COVID-19 Student Relief Fund as a one-time use of allocable fee reserves and demanded that UW-Madison eliminate a surcharge on students who take over 165 credits.
Messages sent to UW-Madison students last fall, like “Follow public health guidelines or risk suspension,” laid out the high stakes for students weighing whether to break COVID-19 rules. Disciplinary data show UW-Madison went to that extreme just once, suspending a single student last fall. The university sanctioned nearly 1,400 others for COVID-related public health violations so far this school year.