Back in 1910, Wisconsin, home to the legendary lumberman Paul Bunyan, was at the epicenter of America’s insatiable appetite for lumber. Much of Wisconsin’s northern forests had been cleared, and the U.S. Government established the Forest Products Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin Madison to come up ways of using the suddenly scarce resource more […]
The University of Wisconsin Badgers have a long and proud tradition in intercollegiate athletics, with 28 National Titles and 194 Big Ten Championships in a wide variety of men’s and women’s sports over the years. Oddly enough, though, one sport in which the Badgers do not currently compete at a varsity level is America’s pastime, […]
Governor Scott Walker says he’s considering additional funding for the UW in the next state budget. But could his “performance-based” funding model actually make things worse?
8 O’Clock Buzz Jonathan Zarov visits with Nan Enstad, a professor in the history department at UW-Madison, since 2001. Their discussion focuses on the ongoing struggle to save “The Wisconsin Idea” from the Walker Administration chopping block. The response to the push-back from faculty actually reveals the Walker Administration hidden agenda, behind the cuts. Nan […]
(WORT) — This week we cover the finger pointing over Oscar Mayer leaving Madison, tenure trouble at the University of Wisconsin, the loss of the state’s only nude beach, and Elizabeth DiNovella puts Bo Ryan in the penalty box.
Liz Scheer, a PhD student in the University of Wisconsin English Department, and Samantha Link, a Masters student in Library and Information Science, join 8 O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing to talk about the Artists in Absentia project and exhibit. Below is a video of Mark W. reading his original poem, accompanied by Nicholas G […]