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.
A University of Wisconsin program that provides veterinary medical care and social services to some Dane County residents reports they are seeing an increase in homeless pet owners.
The police department plans to notify the University of Wisconsin if anyone is cited for illegal activity on or around April 24 for its Office of the Dean of Students and Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards to determine if further action is warranted.
UW Health has had a few “vaccine racial equity days” at its Arboretum Clinic on South Park Street and plans to continue holding at least one a week, said Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, chief diversity officer. Groups representing communities of color invite people to come, and interpreters and printed materials in several languages are available, she said.
Alder candidate Juliana Bennett says candidate Ayomi Obuseh’s claims were about her, while Obuseh says her post was not directed at Bennett.
Interview with Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association Director of Alumni Engagement Gia Gallimore.
About 17 years ago, Alex Peterson-Weber, who was about 6 at the time, moved to Madison from Boulder, Colorado. After graduating from Memorial High School in 2015, Peterson-Weber, now 23, spent three years as an undergrad at UW-Madison before joining the university’s School of Pharmacy in 2018.
“I’ve been hurting a lot this week,” said UW-Madison student Juliet Chang. Another UW student, Manola Inthavong, said she fears what happened in Atlanta will not be the last act of violence.
The demonstration, organized largely by the UW BIPOC Coalition, attracted a diverse crowd of over 200 individuals to advocate for the safety of Madison’s AAPI (Asian Americans and Pacific Islander) communities.
The University of Wisconsin recorded its lowest seven-day average for positive COVID tests last week, at 0.1% positivity.
UW Health’s Emergency Education Center has continued to train front line responders for all medical emergencies over the last year, including COVID-19.
’[The plan] says a lot without saying anything at all,’ BIPOC Coalition leader says.
If you’ve wondered just how, or whether to, discuss the Holocaust with a younger child, Simone Schweber has a workshop that should be able to help you.
The Goodman Professor of Education and Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Schweber will be working with the Jewish Museum Milwaukee this week to host the online event: How to Talk to Your Kids About the Holocaust.
As a scientist, Tracey Holloway has spent a lot of time thinking about how climate change is going to affect the world.
As a mother of two young boys, she spends a lot of time thinking about what the world will be like when her youngest son — now only 10 months — turns 30.
“It always seemed like 2050 was so far into the future, but now my baby’s going to be 30 in 2050, and that’s not that far away,” she said.
Holloway, a professor at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been studying air quality and pollution for nearly 20 years. Now, she’s teaming up with other women scientists to help make understanding climate change accessible, forming a group called Science Moms.
Quoted: Omar Poler wants people to recognize that and to remember the people who lost their battle with COVID-19.
‘We never take the time to stop and reflect on the loss we’re all experiencing,’” “A friend said to me, ‘We never take the time to stop and reflect on the loss we’re all experiencing,’” Poler said. “At the same time, a newspaper article came out that said no collective mourning had emerged within the United States.”
Poler is UW-Madison’s Indigenous education coordinator. He wanted to change the way America looks at coronavirus-related deaths. He wanted people to spend a moment grieving.
“What we do is I spend some time before Thursday trying to learn about specific people,” Poler said. “I look through obituaries and try to come up with a way to remember them.”
UW Health is recognizing the efforts of medical staff who have run nearly 200,000 COVID-19 tests since March 19, 2020.
Steve Brown Apartments never assigned spots or painted lines in their parking lot. When UW-Madison senior Gretchen Gerlach came home from work late at night, she would often find that there was no room in the lot that she had paid to park in.
Students volunteered at a monthly food pantry Saturday to serve Madison individuals facing homelessness. The pantry at First United Methodist Church provides students an opportunity to give back to their community.
The legacy of Vel Phillips is one filled with firsts.
In 1951, she was the first Black woman to graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School. In 1956, she was the first woman and first Black member of Milwaukee’s City Council. In 1971, she was the first woman and first Black judge in Milwaukee County.
’The cultural stigma in discussing and addressing mental health illnesses is also prevalent, particularly among communities of color,’ state rep. says.
On Feb. 10, I had the pleasure of talking with Jennifer Cheatham from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and John Diamond from the University of Wisconsin-Madison on our Education Week show A Seat at the Table. When participants register to view the live or on-demand show, they are able to input one question they would like me to ask our guests, and the questions they offered focused on many different facets of racial equity.
Over 200 University of Wisconsin nursing and pharmacy students have volunteered to help administer COVID-19 vaccines at statewide mobile clinics in local high-need areas.
Quoted: “Think about it — our hospitals and clinics are near capacity because we have a heavy caseload of COVID right now,” said Mary Hayney, a pharmacy professor at UW-Madison.
“We need to find other people to … administer vaccines to the public. So students are a resource that can be tapped to do that because they have the skills and are ready to go,” she said.
This year, the Wisconsin Partnership Program will include six different public health initiatives in this year’s annual Community Impact Grant, the program announced in a press release. The initiatives, which target a variety of public health inequities, will each receive $1 million in funding over the course of five years.
Noted: Trammell was born in southern Nigeria but considers herself a Madisonian after living the majority of her life here, she said. She grew up in the Northport Apartments on Madison’s north side before moving to the south side. She graduated from West High School and got her undergraduate and law degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She said growing up as a Black child in Wisconsin she never visualized or envisioned herself as a judge. She is the first lawyer in her family and the first judge.
Noted: Ted Kellner, a 1964 Grafton High School graduate, and his wife, Mary, made the donation to the district’s Enhancing Our Future athletic complex campaign. While at Grafton, Ted Kellner was an All Conference athlete in football and basketball and a participant in track, baseball, National Honor Society and student council. After high school he attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1969, a district news release said.
Nathan Dupont gets some interesting looks from fellow shoppers when he’s standing in line at the store with hundreds of dollars’ worth of toys in his possession.
The University of Wisconsin will host six additional COVID-19 rapid testing events over the next couple weeks that will be open to the general public.
Noted: At our home, the topic was the role millennials can play in improving racial conditions in the city.
We invited fourth-year medical students from the University of Wisconsin Training in Urban Medicine and Public Health program (TRIUMPH). They provide health care for medically underserved communities.
UW-Madison School of Education Dean Diana Hess acknowledged that, “Literacy is a big part of our teacher ed. programs because it’s such an important part of our education.” Hess and Jenkins talk every two weeks about various partnerships between the two entities, and are specifically considering ways to partner on literacy instruction. Monday, they announced the formal new partnership: a task force with seven UW faculty and seven MMSD representatives to strengthen reading instruction in MMSD and teacher preparation at UW-Madison.
The Early Literacy and Beyond Task Force will focus on using literacy, at every level, as an equity strategy to make sure that all MMSD students are receiving the high-quality, grade-level instruction, according to a news release.
The Madison School District and the UW-Madison School of Education announced Monday the formation of a joint early literacy task force to analyze teaching methods for reading and make recommendations to the district to reduce achievement gaps.
UW Hospital began vaccinating frontline health care workers on Monday after the hospital received thousands of doses of COVID-19 vaccine, the beginning of an effort to tamp down the pandemic.
Column by Jeff Russell, Dean of the Division of Continuing Studies, UW-Madison. :The economic fallout from the pandemic has touched all of us, but very disproportionately. Witness recent market highs that will benefit a fortunate slice of society while many struggle mightily.”
The Odyssey Project offers a two-semester, UW-Madison humanities course for adults who have faced barriers to higher education or who are living near the poverty level. Students earn six college credits upon completion.
As drivers pull through to drop off their donations, some of big names in University of Wisconsin sports history will be on hand to greet them as they pull through. Current players aren’t able to attend because of COVID-19 restrictions.
James Gavins, the creative director of the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has taken to making music, dance and comedy videos during the COVID pandemic. Performing is nothing new for Gavins — an alum of the UW’s First Wave performing arts scholarship with a degree in theater, he worked with the Youth Arts Initiative and mounted a one-man show before returning to UW to join OMAI.
“The comedy and the sketches, and things like that, I’ve been doing that for a while, but as far as the music … that really started once quarantine hit, because I was an artist at home figuring this all out for myself, this is how I communicate. You try to communicate, and this is how I relate to most people,” he said in an interview Wednesday.
Community leaders behind an effort to place a new statue honoring Vel Phillips on the Capitol Square hope to see it installed by next year.
Wisconsin schools across the state are facing a shortage of special education teachers, especially in smaller rural districts. A new UW-Madison masters program is working to fill that gap.
Money noted the benefits of UW-Madison, including that people 60 and older can audit courses for free; our “bustling restaurant scene and free events,” such as Concerts on the Square and the Dane County Farmers’ Market; the city’s art institutions, and attractions like the Madison’s Children Museum and Henry Vilas Zoo for entertaining young relatives.
On Wednesday evening, the artists behind three of those murals gathered virtually for a panel discussion with Chazen Museum of Art director Amy Gilman and University of Wisconsin-Madison art professor Faisal Abdu’Allah, hosted by UW-Madison’s Center for the Humanities.
Working in tandem with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), the volunteers with the University of Wisconsin Missing in Action Recovery and Identification Project (UW MIA RIP) work to locate and repatriate the remains of American military members unaccounted for.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison will begin offering free rapid COVID-19 testing to all community members Thursday as part of a federally funded initiative.
Students on campus and off registered in numbers to speak against Amendment 10, a proposal made by Ald. Harrington-McKinney of Dis. 1 and Ald. Henak of Dis. 10 to accept a grant to create the “Downtown Entertainment Zone team,” which would amend the Police Department-Police Field budget. If added to the budget, the amendment would create four new police fficer positions and reclassify one police officer position to a Sergeant.
Public Health Madison and Dane Co. officials are working with the Madison Police Dept. and the City Attorney’s Office to deliver summons and complaints to the houses, the City explained. The agency is also reportedly working with UW-Madison officials to determine if disciplinary action is needed there as well.
Despite precautions and no recorded incidents of public health violations, UW-Madison’s 7-day average for new COVID cases during the Halloween weekend is the highest it’s been since the end of September, at just over 30 cases.
They’re holding a discussion tonight at 7 p.m. via Zoom as part of an effort with the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Office of Sustainability to talk about the importance of voting.
Popular bars remained open, but only at 25 percent capacity under local health guidelines.
The Madison Mayor and Public Health Madison & Dane County are urging the community to avoid large gatherings.
’We seriously think that revenue streams and profits are way more important to these people than student lives,’ ASM chair says.
The Madison Common Council rejected sending a letter to UW-Madison urging them to move all classes online and close dorms during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a late night vote, the council voted 14-5 against a non-binding resolution that called for the university to move all classes online, empty out dorms, expand testing capacity, hire more contact tracers and reconsider moving forward with the football season.
Madison’s City Council voted Tuesday not to send an official message to University of Wisconsin-Madison officials that would have urged them to discontinue in-person classes and alter policies to reduce the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the Madison community.
Anational fraternity and partner are proposing to demolish two vacant residential buildings in the Langdon Street National Register Historic District for an eight-story structure that would provide new space and housing for the fraternity and multifamily apartments near UW-Madison — and perhaps a clash over historic preservation.
Some Madison Public Library locations, UW-Madison Memorial Union and Union South, UW-Madison Student Activity Center, Madison College will be available for drive-up and walk-up voting, according to the City of Madison Clerk’s Office. Hours vary according to location.
MGE is partnering with customers on the project, including University of Wisconsin- Madison, the Willy Street Co-op and Wisconsin Department of Administration.
The concerning rise comes even as total new cases in the county falls, mostly because UW-Madison is now reporting many fewer cases than it was a few weeks ago.
René Robinson voted at 22 for the first time and for a very particular reason: Harold Washington was on the ballot for Chicago mayor.
The Dane County Board will meet Thursday to consider various items related to COVID-19, including a resolution to urge University of Wisconsin- Madison to discontinue in-person classes.