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Colleges brace for the effects of climate change on campus

Inside Higher Education

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.

UW–Madison meal service offers suhoor for fasting students

Wisconsin Muslim Journal

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.

Wisconsin Film Festival announces 115 films to be streamed online for 2021

Wisconsin State Journal

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.

With hard lessons from the pandemic and protests, Madison looks to forge the next Downtown

Wisconsin State Journal

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.

Near West Side Madison public art comes in half as big and over budget

Wisconsin State Journal

“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.

One in custody as UW-Madison PD investigate thefts, suspicious activity

NBC-15

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.

ASM passes three new pieces of legislation in last meeting of the year

Daily Cardinal

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.

How parents of adult children found new ties in the pandemic

The Washington Post

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.

UW recognizes accomplishments of active Black sororities, fraternities with creation of ‘Divine Nine Garden Plaza’

Badger Herald

“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.

Beyond Bars Scholarship Fund to aid incarcerated students

Badger Herald

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.

ASM passes three new pieces of legislation in last meeting of the year

Daily Cardinal

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.

UW-Madison reports nearly 1,400 COVID-related sanctions this school year

Wisconsin State Journal

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.