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UW enlists business leaders to push for new engineering building funds

The University of Wisconsin-Madison kicked efforts to persuade the Legislature to come up with nearly $200 million for a new engineering building into higher gear Monday. The UW announced a campaign including digital and newspaper advertising, social media and a video spot to reverse the Republican legislative majority’s decision in June against funding the building […]

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Top 5 places for student travel in Wisconsin

Wisconsin, often referred to as “America’s Dairyland,” is a charming and diverse state that offers a range of opportunities for students looking for both education and adventure. Wisconsin offers attractions for every traveler, from bustling cities to serene natural settings. I offer the top five student travel destinations in Wisconsin that provide educational opportunities and […]

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False choice: Wisconsin taxpayers support schools that can discriminate 

by Phoebe Petrovic / Wisconsin Watch, Wisconsin WatchMay 5, 2023 In 2022, the two Fox Valley Lutheran High School students were a few months from graduating when they got called into the dean’s office.  One was the cheerleading captain and National Honor Society inductee; the other a basketball player, homecoming queen and student council member. […]

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6 of the best colleges to attend in Wisconsin

Love the idea of attending college in Wisconsin but can’t decide which school to join? We’re here to help. We’re passionate about Wisconsin college life and have a list of schools you’d definitely enjoy attending. The wide-ranging school programs cover everything from life sciences and arts to engineering, information sciences, and public affairs. Lessons may […]

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Christopher David Thompson, 57, enjoyed cheering his sons on most of all

Obituary for Christopher David Thompson Christopher David Thompson, age 57, passed away on March 2, 2023, at his residence. Christopher was born in Chicago on April 6, 1965, the son of Theodore and Janet (nee: Finsen) Thompson. Christopher David Thompson Christopher, also known as Chris and Barney to his friends, attended St. Rita’s Grade School […]

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Miss America Organization crowns Wausau’s Grace Stanke as 2023 winner

Last week, Wausau, Wis. native Grace Stanke took the crown, winning Miss America 2023. Now she’s on a mission to empower others and promote her social impact initiative Clean Energy, Cleaner Future, on the national level. The 20-year-old senior nuclear engineer student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison didn’t get to this spot overnight. It started […]

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Candidate Mitchell: ‘Fairness and justice is what I’m all about’

RACINE — Dane County Circuit Judge Everett Mitchell, a Wisconsin Supreme Court justice candidate, told an audience here Monday that he’ll be “a listening judge.” Dane County Circuit Court Judge Everett Mitchell chats with attendees at a campaign event Monday evening. – “It’s time for us to remember that all the different rights are respected. […]

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Racine County Youth in Governance Program accepting nominations for participants through Dec. 16

RACINE COUNTY — Nominations are now open for participants in the Racine County Youth in Governance program. The deadline is 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16. The Youth in Governance program was established by the Racine County Board of Supervisors in 2013 to give county high school students an opportunity to contribute their voice to community […]

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Pandemic support fading for 1 in 12 Wisconsinites who were food insecure

by Erin Gretzinger / Wisconsin Watch, WisconsinWatch.orgJuly 21, 2022 Wisconsin Watch’s ‘Beyond Hunger’ series examines those who are food insecure in America’s dairyland. Wisconsin Watch is a nonprofit newsroom that focuses on government integrity and quality of life issues. Sign up for our newsletter for more stories straight to your inbox and donate to support our fact-checked […]

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UW volleyball coach Sheffield earned $100k bonus for winning national championship

by The Badger Project, The Badger ProjectJanuary 18, 2022 UW volleyball coach Kelly Sheffield huddles with his players at the national title game on December 18, 2021 in Columbus, Ohio. Photo credit: Taylor Wolfram. BY NATHAN DENZIN, The Badger Project Winning a national championship is a dream come true — but for UW coaches, it’s […]

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Grant Applications for Youth as Resources Due November 12

Kenosha County Youth as Resources (YAR) provides grants for youth-based groups. Groups must be sponsored by an adult as well as a church, school, or community agency. These grants are provided to groups whose desire is to make a difference in the community. Community service, as defined by YAR, is: “Youth and adults contributing time […]

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Wisconsin School of Business Launches Healthcare Leadership Professional Development Certificate

Offered by the Wisconsin School of Business Center for Professional & Executive Development and co-designed with healthcare practitioners, the Healthcare Leadership Certificate blends the business of healthcare with the leadership skills needed to be successful through change and disruption. MADISON, Wis.- The Wisconsin School of Business Center for Professional & Executive Development (CPED) announces the […]

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Racine County in UW-Madison’s UniverCity Year Program

RACINE COUNTY – Racine County is among four communities that have partnered with UniverCity Year, a program of the University of Wisconsin-Madison designed to help localities solve pressing challenges. The three-year partnership will tap into UW-Madison faculty, students, and staff who will incorporate specific issues related to Racine County into coursework or research. Marathon County, […]