Photo by Element 5 Digital on Unsplash. Earlier today, Wisconsin Republicans in the legislature announced that they had introduced legislation to ban the teaching of critical race theory in Wisconsin schools. According to Representative Gae Magnafici, a Republican from Amery, the bills would prevent the teaching of divisive ideas. “Controversial topics are welcome,” said Magnafici. […]
On a normal day, the Nielsen Tennis Stadium is just one of many recreation centers around the UW-Madison campus. But like many sites across the country, it has been transformed into a COVID-19 testing facility. It’s part of a broader, statewide effort between the University of Wisconsin system and the federal government to provide more […]
Health officials are recommending the best line of defense to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to sanitize surfaces, stay home if you’re sick, and wash your hands frequently. But washing your hands for twenty seconds isn’t going to fully protect you, especially if you live, study, or work in close quarters like a dorm, […]
Last week, the UW Board of Regents approved policy changes allowing UW System campuses to sell the naming rights of their buildings to businesses and other outside organizations. Earlier today, WORT producer Shaun Soman spoke with Tom O’Guinn, a professor of marketing at UW-Madison, about the changes.
“Great job. Thank you very much for being here. You deserve a ton of credit. You should be under the tent, and we should be out there.” That’s State Representative Gary Hebl addressing a crowd of students, teachers, and community members gathered outside the Capitol this afternoon — despite unfavorable weather — to demand more funding […]
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly attributed UW-Stevens Point Chancellor Bernie Patterson’s statement to Nick Schultz. “What do you want? Funding! When do you want it? Now!” A winter storm warning did not deter UW system student organizers, alumni, and faculty from marching to the Board of Regents Office in opposition to a […]