UW System Clipsheet

UW System Clipsheet

September 22, 2014

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On Campus

"UW-Madison ranked No. 41 among world's top universities in new rankings," Blog, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, September 18.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison continues to rank among the top 50 universities in the world in the 10th edition of the QS World University Rankings released this week...

"Homecoming features purple, gold - and pink - events," Stevens Point Journal, September 18.

Pointer purple and gold will be accented with pink Sept. 21 to 27 as the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point marks both homecoming week and pink week...

"Harvard is better at admitting low-income students than the University of Wisconsin," Vox, September 18.

Top colleges in the United States have been struggling with economic diversity for at least a decade. And the problem appears to be getting worse...

"Student art work on display at UW-P," Dubuque Telegraph Herald, September 19.

Four student art pieces were recently installed in the University of Wisconsin-Platteville's Elton S. Karrmann Library. "Autumn Leaves," a tile mural, was created by Janice K. Johnson, of Mineral Point...

"UW-Milwaukee frat suspended after party," WISN, September 19.

A University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee fraternity has been suspended after accusations involving a huge party, underage kids and the date rape drug. At least one person is under arrest...

"Police probe whether UWM fraternity members put drugs in party drinks," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, September 18.

A University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee fraternity is under investigation into whether its members may have slipped "date rape" drugs into alcoholic drinks at a party last weekend...

"Census Bureau Research Center will provide boost to UW research," Badger Herald, September 18.

Research at the University of Wisconsin will get a major boost after a U.S. Census Bureau Research Data Center arrives on campus in 2015. The center will bring access to federal microdata, data about individual people in the U.S. and individual firms, allowing for more tailored information...

"UWSP student, teacher developing safety app," Stevens Point Journal, September 18.

A new app being developed by a University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point student and a UWSP staff member will help students track the location and safety of classmates when they're out on the town...

"Goal-oriented Lynne Williams is a 'doer' at UWS," Duluth News Tribune, September 18.

Move-in day at the University of Wisconsin-Superior campus fills Lynne Williams, director of marketing and communications, with a sense of renewal...

"Grant funds paid internships for UWSP students," Stevens Point Journal, September 18.

April Opatik needed an internship for her major, land use planning, at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She had a few options last summer, but most were unpaid. That's a problem because interns need to travel, pay for living expenses and college credit, and they earn no income for next year's tuition...

"UWSP to issue voter IDs for students," Stevens Point Journal, September 18.

Students at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will have the opportunity to obtain an identification card from the university that will meet the voter ID requirements now in place in Wisconsin...

"Two UW-Stout professors invent cling wrap that prevents spoiled food," WQOW, September 18.

Our every day cling wrap has potential to do more than just cover food. Two UW-Stout professors are working on a plastic wrap that works as its own preservative. Last spring, the two got a large grant to conduct a year-long study. They're only a few months in, but already have evidence proving the possibility...

"Bestselling author on addiction to speak at UW-Stout Wednesday," Dunn County News, September 18.

Arbor Place Counseling&Renewal Center will bring nationally known author and speaker William Cope Moyers to Menomonie this week. Moyers will speak Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in the University of Wisconsin-Stout Student Center...

"Superior Hall of Fame to add 10 new members," Superior Telegram, September 19.

Tickets are now on sale for the 2014 Superior Athletic and Academic Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will correspond with the SHS homecoming and is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Superior Middle School...

National

"White House plans to roll out campaign against sexual violence on campus," Chronicle of Higher Education, September 19.

Men who stay silent when their buddies assault women are about to get an earful, thanks to a national public-service campaign that President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. will announce on Friday...

"Scholars take aim at student evaluations' 'air of objectivity'," Chronicle of Higher Education, September 18.

Student course evaluations are often misused statistically and shed little light on the quality of teaching, two scholars at the University of California at Berkeley argue in the draft of a new paper...

"Lives cut short," Inside Higher Ed, September 19.

...At least eight freshmen at U.S. colleges have died in the first few weeks of this school year. The deaths have cast a shadow over the campuses on which the students spent too little time, but they're also a cross-section of the kinds of issues and decisions facing freshmen as they begin their college careers -- and of the choices some young students may not be prepared to make...

"Wage data done right," Inside Higher Ed, September 19.

Measuring the job-market returns of college credentials is complex work, according to researchers who gathered here this week for a meeting on higher education data. That makes it challenging, or even risky, for policy makers to use those metrics to hold colleges accountable...

"Fight over digital accessibility," Inside Higher Ed, September 19.

Advocates for students with disabilities and groups representing colleges and universities are sparring over federal legislation that would set new standards for accessible technology on campuses...