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Wisconsin Union distributes free meals to 1,350 students

The Daily Cardinal

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.

Madison Metro wants your help in designing Bus Rapid Transit stations

The Capital Times

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.

Cephus files against Wisconsin-Madison for multiple violations

Daily Cardinal

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.”

How 5 universities tried to handle COVID-19 on campus

Science News

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.

UW Madison’s UniverCity Alliance announces more partnerships across Wisconsin

NBC-15

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.

UW-Madison, student government at odds over how to help students struggling during COVID-19 pandemic

Wisconsin State Journal

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.

Lines at the Nicholas Recreation Center send students into the arms of private gyms

Daily Cardinal

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.

Benjamin Crump, lawyer for the families of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, discusses racial justice

Daily Cardinal

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.

UW Madison gives out more emergency funds for students

NBC-15

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.

Journal Times editorial: UW System initiative a pipeline for the future

The Journal Times

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.