Each Tuesday, WORT checks in with the editorial staff at the Daily Cardinal — one of UW-Madison’s student newspapers — to learn about what’s happening on campus.
The pandemic and attendant economic crisis have laid bare the enormous power imbalances in contemporary American work life. Today, we speak with sociologist Erin Hatton about her new book Coerced, in which she looks at four distinct groups of workers—from prisoners and welfare workers to graduate students and college athletes—who are not often recognized as […]
This week on PNM Josh & Ary catch up with friend of the show Zack Quirk, a graduate student at the University of Michigan, to discuss the week-long grad student strike for COVID-19 protections, transparency, and defunding & divesting from campus and city police. We also discuss the current climate at UW Madison. Learn more: […]
(Photo: A student walks solo in front of the Hamel Music Center downtown; Photo: Chali Pittman/WORT News) UW-Madison officially reopened last week, bringing thousands of students back to campus. Initially, the university asked students to take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Now, the university is issuing strict guidelines for undergraduate students who do […]
Emma Williams is a sophomore at UW-Madison. She says that, despite concerns over COVID-19, a shortened fall semester and scaled-back campus activities, she’s happy to be back on campus. “Being that I’m an out of state student, I’m happy to be back with my friends. At least I’m here, that’s all I can say.” The […]
Last week, the University Labor Council, a coalition of unions representing workers throughout UW-Madison, issued an emergency response to its planned reopening this fall. Its statement said the university will be putting employees’ lives at risk if it follows through with hosting some classes in person. Yesterday, WORT producer Jonah Chester spoke with Alejandra Canales. […]