Jillian Slaight speaks with WORT’s Darien Lamen about the response of UW-Madison students and then-Chancellor Donna Shalala to a 1988 fraternity party in which pledges in blackface staged a “slave auction.”
(WORT) — This week we cover protests on campus over the arrest of a student graffiti artist, a proposal to expand Madison College on the city’s south side and Tone Madison editor Scott Gordon remembers local country singer Owen Mays.
Hundreds at UW-Madison staged a walk-out Thursday morning to protest the arrest of a black college student during class last week. Protesters say the arrest underscores a climate of white supremacy on campus, while some faculty say they’ve received threats for supporting the student and criticizing UWPD.
(WORT)–The University of Wisconsin-Madison announced last week that it had just won a major grant to preserve historic recordings of Wisconsin’s folk music. The National Endowment for the Humanities will award $230,000 to the Mills Music Library and the Center for the Study of Upper Midwest Culture to digitize brittle and underused recordings stretching back […]
(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 […]
WORT’s Darien Lamen talks with Dr. Angela Rose Black, a research fellow at UW-Madison in Complementary and Integrative Health about her “mindfulness” research and culturally competent mental health.