UW System Clipsheet

UW System Clipsheet

April 23, 2014

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"Business school associate dean Mone to be UWM interim chancellor," Milwaukee Business Journal, April 22.

About one month after chancellor Mike Lovell announced his decision to leave the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for Marquette University, UW System president Ray Cross has named UWM business school associate dean Mark Mone as interim chancellor...

"UW-Milwaukee gets interim chancellor, Michael Lovell's exit moved up," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 22.

Mark Mone, who has played a key role in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's nearly completed strategic planning, has been named interim chancellor and will take the helm at the end of May...

"Interim UWM chancellor to be named Tuesday," BizTimes.com, April 21.

University of Wisconsin System president Ray Cross will name an interim chancellor for University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Tuesday afternoon. The 2 p.m. announcement will take place in the Fireside Lounge at UWM's Student Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd...

On Campus

"Job applicants prepare for complicated interview process," Kenosha News, April 20.

While heading to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, English major Sarah Towle was driving herself crazy with potential interview questions she might need to answer during a recent job fair on campus...

"UWRF hosts Ag Day April 22," River Falls Journal, April 20.

UW-River Falls Collegiate Farm Bureau chapter will host the second annual Ag Day on the UWRF campus on April 22 to promote Wisconsin agriculture...

"UW-River Falls to hold colts-in-training sale," Wisconsin Ag Connection, April 21.

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls' 38th annual Colt Sale has been scheduled for May 3 at the school's Campus Farm. Organizers say more than 43 high quality colts that will excel in any discipline will be sold to the highest bidder during the sale...

"Summer meal program expanding to serve more kids," WEAU, April 21.

...Becker says the bags given out last summer made a difference, but this year the food bank is ready to feed more hungry kids. That's where UW-Eau Claire professor Dr. Gary Running and a group of students stepped in...

"UW-Stout's graduates find job market success thanks to workplace experiences," Fort Mills Times, April 22.

Graduates of the University of Wisconsin-Stout have one thing in common: the ability to leave campus and go right to work. Just over 97 percent of the 2012-13 UW-Stout graduates found jobs or were continuing their education within six months of leaving campus, a new report showed...

"Mining company funding internships," Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, April 21.

A North American mining company with operations in Wisconsin is investing more than $50,000 annually in a new Responsible Mining Initiative being established at UW-Eau Claire...

"UW-Superior may bolt WIAC," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 21.

The Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference is in danger of losing UW-Superior, perhaps as early as the 2015-'16 academic year...A move to the UMAC [Minnesota athletic conference] would cut travel costs and allow UW-Superior to compete against schools with similar enrollments...

"County Board OKs funding for ice rink remodel," Dunn County News, April 21.

Improvements planned at facility used by UW-Stout; instructor named to Dunn board.

"Republic Services takes first place in recruiting ad contest," 4-Traders, April 21.

Women in Trucking group is using the contest and UW-Stout research to develop best practices guide.

"'Game of Thrones'quote deemed too threatening for NJ Community College," Before It's News, Mill Valley, Calif., April 20.

Attempt at censorship compared to “equally absurd case” at UW-Stout.

"UWSP kicks off Earth Week with Eco Fair," Stevens Point Journal, April 21.

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Monday kicked off a week of activities marking Earth Day and bringing attention to environmental issues...

"UW education analysts: Don't freeze college tuition, make the first two years free," Madison.com, April 21.

Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to extend a freeze on tuition at University of Wisconsin campuses misses the point, says UW-Madison associate professor Sara Goldrick-Rab: College is already too expensive for many families. And Goldrick-Rab has a revolutionary idea to remedy that situation...

"UW-Fox Valley student spotlight: Ja Ia Thao," Appleton Post-Crescent, April 22.

Why did you choose the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley? I chose UWFox to help me ease into the college experience. It is convenient because my parents live five minutes away, and I am living with them right now. Going to UWFox also saves me a lot of money on tuition...

"UW to host first feminist biology post-doc program in nation," Badger Herald, April 21.

Promoting research using a feminist lens to approach biology, University of Wisconsin will be home to the nation’s first post-doctorate program in feminist biology this fall after a donation...

"Wisconsin Poet Laureate Max Garland to visit Carthage May 1," Racine Journal Times, April 21.

...In a career that has spanned more than 20 years, Garland has written poems influenced by real life experiences of childhood, love and work as a mail carrier. He has served as a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire since 1996...

"Rain doesn't dampen 'Ring Out Sexual Violence' event," Wausau Daily Herald, April 21.

Rain did not keep community members from joining forces Saturday with the Portage County Community Response Team and the Zonta Club of Stevens Point to “Ring Out Sexual Violence.” The 12-minute event took place at noon in the Mathias Mitchell Public Square in downtown Stevens Point...

"Wisconsin police brace for new officer-involved death investigation protocols," Associated Press, April 20.

..."In general police departments don't like outsiders getting involved in their business, whether it be reporters, researchers or the community in general," said Steven Brandl, a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee associate criminal justice professor...

"On Campus: UW-Madison adds summer courses; Badger accountants rock CPA," Wisconsin State Journal, April 21.

UW-Madison hopes that new course offerings will bring more students — its own and others from different colleges — to campus this summer, boosting enrollment at a time when it typically declines significantly...

"Warnings issued as mumps cases rise at UW-Madison," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 21.

Confirmed mumps cases are on the uptick at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and one to two students are showing up daily at campus health clinics with possible symptoms of the contagious viral illness, according to the university...

"Action Project: UW-Madison student makes strides for campus sustainability," Daily Cardinal, April 21.

Before garnering national recognition as one of 50 students awarded the 2014 Udall Scholarship, University of Wisconsin-Madison junior Colin Higgins founded the Associated Students of Madison Sustainability Committee and helped run a competition between residence halls to reduce electricity use...

"Pocan, students and professors weigh in on textbook affordability," Badger Herald, April 22.

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan heard from Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group members, faculty and staff in a meeting Monday about how to keep textbooks affordable...

"Demonstrators to address fossil fuel divestment at Earth Day rally Tuesday," Capital Times, April 21.

Fossil fuel divestment is one way to empower ordinary people to respond to the issue of climate change, says Julia Isaacs, a member of 350 Madison...

"What happens when Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of hot dogs?," Wisconsin Public Radio, April 21.

Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners because the packages may instead contain Classic Cheese Dogs, which are made with milk - a known allergen. Adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin Meat and Muscle Biology Lab and former fellow at theOscar Mayer Division of Kraft Foods describes how this happens and how a company like Kraft recalls tons of hot dogs...

"Caledonia resident on UW team developing printer that can be used by NASA," Racine Journal Times, April 22.

Caledonia resident Steve Wishau is part of a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineering students building a 3-D printer for NASA...

"Student athletes or employees: The debate in perspective (Part 1)," Blog, Huffington Post, April 21.

From this year’s Final Four in basketball, the University of Kentucky represents the former and the University of Wisconsin is an exemplar of the latter...

"Two UWSP students killed in crash," Wisconsin Radio Network, April 22.

The Portage County sheriffs department has released the names of the two victims of Monday night’s crash on Highway 66 in Linwood.They are identified as 21-year-old Alexander Reeder of Wisconsin Rapids and his passenger 20-year-old Katherine Axlen of Mukwonago. They were both seniors at UW-Stevens Point...

"2 students on motorcycle killed in Portage County crash," Associated Press, April 22.

Sheriff's officials say two University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point students have died in a collision between a motorcycle and a minivan in Portage County...

"UPDATE: Motorcyclist, passenger killed in Portage County crash were UWSP students," Stevens Point Journal, April 22.

The two people killed in a Monday motorcyle crash west of Stevens Point were both University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point students, according to the Portage County Sheriff’s Office...

"UW-Madison's 'holistic' admissions policy may spark discrimination suit," Blog, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 22.

Dozens of applicants denied admission to the University of Wisconsin-Madison have contacted a non-profit legal group that's soliciting clients for a potential lawsuit because race is among the many factors the state flagship takes into account in its admissions decisions...

State

"Chris Rickert: Undergrad Scott Walker? More like professor Scott Walker," Wisconsin State Journal, April 22.

UW-Madison spokesman John Lucas said that generally, adjunct positions at UW System schools require a bachelor’s degree. However, departments and deans can make exceptions, he said...

National

"Affirmative action ban upheld," Inside Higher Ed, April 22.

The U.S. Supreme Court today rejected a challenge to the measure approved by Michigan voters in 2006 to bar public colleges and universities from considering race in admissions...

"Competencies come to campus," Inside Higher Ed, April 22.

Lipscomb University shows what competency-based education can look like in its blended form, both in-person and at a liberal arts college...

"Supreme Court upholds Michigan's ban on race-conscious admissions," Chronicle of Higher Education, April 22.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan’s voter-approved ban on racial preferences in college admissions, reversing an appeals court’s 2012 decision that found the ban to be unconstitutional...

"Supreme Court upholds Michigan's affirmative action ban," New York Times, April 22.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a Michigan voter initiative that banned racial preferences in admissions to the state’s public universities...

"Teachers are losing their jobs, but Teach for America's expanding. What's wrong with that?," Hechinger Report, April 21.

...“I’m really troubled by public dollars going to TFA at the same moment teachers are being let go,” says Gloria Ladson-Billings, a professor of education and race theory at the University of Wisconsin....