On Thursday March 21st, Rebecca Kemble subbing for Allen Ruff hosted a split show. During the first half of the hour she spoke with Isthmus journalist Bruce Murphy about his cover story, ” The Powerful Pat Roggensack, Ed Fallone faces long odds in ousting a key member of the Supreme Court’s conservative bloc.” During the second half of the show Rebecca spoke with Steve Horn, a writer for The Progressive Magazine, about his article, “Free Market Champion to Take Over as UW-Madison Chancellor.”
MADISON (WORT) — Hundreds of University of Wisconsin-Madison professors packed a meeting on campus Tuesday to grill Chancellor Becky Blank about proposed changes to the tenure system. State lawmakers have proposed eliminating tenure protections in state law as part of the state budget.
A Republican lawmaker is proposing a “Sexual Assault Amnesty Bill” that would allow victims of sexual assault to seek assistance from authorities without worrying about being cited for underage drinking. The bill has support from law enforcement, university officials, and advocacy groups. But will it significantly impact the under-reporting of sexual assaults? Darien Lamen reports.
(WORT)–Swastikas and images of Adolf Hitler posted to a Jewish student’s door. A healing ceremony recognizing Native American victims of sexual assault, heckled with Hollywood-style “war cries.” Black female students pushed, spat on, threatened, and told they didn’t deserve to attend the UW-Madison. These are only the most recent reports of racially-charged incidents that many […]
The recent arrest of a UW-Madison student during class has raised questions about the priorities and accountability of campus police. While some are calling for “community control” of the UWPD, the university says such demands are unreasonable and unlawful. Darien Lamen has this report.
Cindy Cheng, a professor of History and Asian American Studies at UW-Madison, discusses a faculty proposal to dramatically increase ethnic and indigenous studies on campus, and how that might help transform the current racial climate.