A regulation introduced last May amends Title IX–the federal civil rights law established in 1972 that ensures students have fair access education regardless of sex. Under US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s changes, schools must have sexual assault policies in place that are compliant by August 14th. The national nonprofit NASPA’s Culture of Respect initiative offers […]
Wisconsin is facing shortages of essential personal protective equipment for its medical workers. In an effort to preserve its supplies, UW Health is reusing, disinfecting and sanitizing a variety of equipment. Robert Scheuer is the Director of Materials Management for UW Health, and is in charge of overseeing this process. WORT producer Jonah Chester sat […]
Nurses at UW Hospital announced their intent to unionize today. They say they’re too understaffed to properly care for patients and don’t feel supported by hospital administration. This afternoon, nurses marched into this month’s meeting of the UW Hospital and Clinics Authority Board of Directors, and informed board members of their intent to unionize. Then, […]
Fifty years ago this week, the Black Studies Strike kicked into high gear, as students blocked UW classrooms in an effort to force the creation of a Black Studies Department. Here’s Part 2 of our report. The week of February 10 starts peacefully with about fifteen hundred picketing, but not obstructing, major classroom buildings. Classes […]
The University of Wisconsin Band’s annual spring concerts are coming up in just a few weeks. Sarah Hopefl and Eli Radtke look at the man behind it all, Dr. Michael Leckrone.
This week students from West High’s Green Club stopped by the studio to discuss their work to shift their school to clean energy. The Green Club raised $91,000 for solar on their rooftop through grants, support from the Madison Metropolitan School District and their adopt a solar panel program. This summer 30 kW of solar will be […]