In this November 8th edition we review the addition of a new University of Wisconsin Police Department Office, referenda Madison and Milwaukee voters may see next year, protesters demanding increased gun control, and the City of Madison’s growing relationship with graffiti.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison announced this morning that it has chosen someone to fill a new office dedicated to facilitating relationships with Native American tribes in Wisconsin. Their choice, Aaron Bird Bear, is currently the School of Education’s assistant dean for student diversity programs. He’s also a graduate of the university. The new office of […]
Madison, the third week of October, 1969. Anti-war protest, and anti-protester repression. Racial progress, personal tragedy. The legislature’s Joint Committee to Study Disruptions, formed during the Black Studies Strike in February, issues a blistering, and very one-sided report denouncing UW administrators and endorsing the bill to close the UW security office and put Madison Police […]
The already-dim prospects for a civic auditorium and convention center at Law Park fade even further as Mayor Bill Dyke says the city doesn’t have the hotel rooms to support a convention center or the money to build a first-class auditorium there. “We as much need a new dump as we need an auditorium,” the […]
University of Wisconsin was a pioneer in radio. In 1917, an experiment from the UW-Madison physics department became the country’s first public radio station. In the mid-1900s, a variety of different programs helped the university spread the Wisconsin Idea to rural parts of the state. Now, a new grant is helping UW archivists bring some […]
UW-Madison has received a $220,000 federal grant to kick off a program that aims to get more students speaking fluent Korean. The U.S. Department of Defense funnels money to universities through its Flagship language program to get more students fluent in languages deemed important for economic or security reasons. UW-Madison already offers an intensive Flagship […]