UW System / Top Stories

UW-Madison announces another round of furloughs for most employees in 2021, Wisconsin State Journal, Oct 27

Packers, Brewers and Bucks join coalition encouraging efforts to stop spread of COVID-19, WKOW, Oct 26

 

National

College students are weary of ‘Zoom U.’ But they’re also trying to make the best of it. The Washington Post, Oct 27

Black Workers and the University Inside Higher Ed, Oct 27

In a Bid to Diversify, Firms Expand Business-School Recruiting The Wall Street Journal, Oct 27

The Unique Challenges Faced By HBCU Students During COVID Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Oct 27

Colleges Slash Budgets in the Pandemic, With ‘Nothing Off-Limits’ The New York Times, Oct 27

Transfer Enrollment Declines Inside Higher Ed, Oct 27

Covid-19 Cuts Hit Contingent Faculty Hard. As the Pandemic Drags On, Some Question Their Future. The Chronicle of Higher Education, Oct 27

Warren, Senate Democrats Urge DeVos to Hold Owners of For-Profits Financially Liable Inside Higher Ed, Oct 27

New Dashboard Tracks FAFSA Completion Rates Inside Higher Ed, Oct 27

 

On Campus

EAU: Eight days until 2020 election: Where are the candidates? (includes interview with Dr. Geoff Peterson, professor and chair of the UW-Eau Claire political science department), WQOW, Oct. 26

EAU: Trump’s Manufacturing Promises Disappoint as Economy Sours (quoting Dr. Matthew Jewell, UW-Eau Claire associate professor of materials science and biomedical engineering), USA News Hub, Oct. 27

EAU: Hollars to speak about strange phenomena (featuring author B.J. Hollars, UW-Eau Claire associate professor of English, and founder/director, Midwest Artist Academy), Leader-Telegram, Oct. 26

 

GRB: 8th Congressional debate preview live on WFRV (UW-Green Bay Prof. Phil Clampitt comments), wearegreenbay.com, Oct. 26

GRB: UW-Green Bay grad fulfills lifelong dream of launching clothing line despite obstacles, WFRV, Oct. 26

GRB: Virtual college field trips offered to Green Bay high school students (by UW-Green Bay and NWTC), WBAY, Oct. 26

GRB: Richwoods grad CJ Elger is part of Tampa’s World Series effort (Elger is a Masters grad from UW-Green Bay), Canton Daily Ledger, Oct. 27

GRB: Absentee ballots continue to break records while campaign trail heats up in Wisconsin (UW-Green Bay Asst. Prof. Nolan Bennett comments), Fox 11, Oct. 26

 

LAX: Multicultural coordinator named to state most influential Latinos list (UWL alum is profiled), Chippewa Herald, Oct. 26

LAX: Wisconsin has voted for the winning presidential candidate 76 percent of the time (UWL professor is a source), WKBT News 8000, Oct. 26

LAX: UWL virtual event to explore viewpoints of black youths, parents, WKBT News 8000, Oct. 26

 

MAD: CDC director praises UW-Madison COVID-19 testing efforts as cases continue to rise across state  Daily Cardinal, Oct 26

MAD: UW-Madison To Continue Furloughs, Avoid ‘Dramatic Cuts’  WUWM , Oct 26

MAD: Chancellor Blank: Campus budget and furlough update  University of Wisconsin-Madison , Oct 26

MAD: Foxconn construction continues, but the company is silent about hiring, USA Today, Oct 27

MAD: COVID-19 Case Spike Stretches Medical Resources In Wisconsin, NPR, Oct 27

MIL: UWM students talk about the impact of voting in a swing state, WUWM, Oct. 23

MIL: UWM political analyst says Trump must win Wisconsin in order to be reelected, WDJT, Oct. 23

MIL: UWM film lecturer talks about his new ‘macabre’ film, PBS Wisconsin, Oct. 26

MIL: UWM political science professor says there are ‘very few undecided voters’ left to sway, Euronews, Oct. 26

MIL: UWM student cautions others to be vigilant about job scams, WTMJ, Oct. 26

MIL: UWM professor’s project helps seniors fight off pandemic isolation, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 23

MIL: UWM listed in top schools for undergraduate history programs, PR Newswire, Oct. 26

MIL: UWM alum runs for 5th Congressional District seat, Daily Jefferson County Union, Oct. 26

 

OSH: Fox Valley ‘Take Back the Night’ events this week (Alicia Johnson, director of UWO’s Women’s Center, comments on virtual lineup), WBAY, Oct. 26.

OSH: Get your research off the ground with WiSys Spark Grants (UWO submission deadline is March 1), wisys.org, Oct. 26.

OSH: 15 La Salle County students win Henkel Scholarship (Rebecca Schmidt of Tonica, Ill. attending UWO), The Times (Ottawa, Illinois), Oct. 26.

 

PKS: Meet The 2020 Wisconsin 4th Congressional District Candidates: Gwen Moore And Tim Rogers (Tim Rogers attended UW-Parkside), WUWM.com, Oct. 26

PKS: Student artists may join exhibit (UW-Parkside invites student artists in grades kindergarten to 12 to participate in “Art = Heart,”), The Journal Times, Oct. 26

 

PLT: University of Wisconsin-Platteville raises more than $141000, Dubuque Telegraph Herald, Oct. 27

PLT: Dairy Innovation Hub to host first Dairy Summit Nov. 18, Mid-West Farm Report, Oct. 26

 

RVF: Dave Coggins Named Vice Chair of the ABA Ag and Rural Bankers Committee, GlobeNewswire, Oct. 26

 

STP: University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Names it Next Chancellor, The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, Oct. 26
STP: Keeping radio trivia alive (featuring UW-Stevens Point’s 90FM trivia contest), WSAW, Oct. 24
STP: World’s largest trivia continues, this year’s theme; “experiment”, WAOW, Oct. 25

 

STO: Multicultural coordinator named to state most influential Latinos list, Dunn County News, Oct. 26
STO: Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation: Wisconsin school districts encouraged to apply for Fab Labs grants, Wisconsin Business, Oct. 26
STO: Best Master’s Programs releases ranking of the top 25 online construction management master’s programs, Cision PR Newswire, Oct. 27
STO: IoPP Executive Director Jane Chase  inducted into 2020 Packaging and Processing Hall of Fame, What They Think, Oct. 27
STO: People in the News (Stout Foundation scholarship winner), Sawyer County Record, Oct. 26
STO: Stout Foundation Scholarship Program awards area students, Dunn County News, Oct. 26

UW System / Top Stories

UW system could hold key to reducing spread of COVID-19, White House official says  WXOW, Oct 25

COVID-19 didn’t stop these Wisconsin colleges from having large freshman classes. How did they do it?, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct 25

Wisconsin officials report nearly 4400 new virus cases  Minneapolis Star Tribune, Oct 25

Dr. Deborah Birx meets with University, health leaders in Wisconsin, WDIO, Oct 25

Dr. Deborah Birx meets with state legislators, UW system leaders, to discuss state of COVID-19 in WI,WMTV, Oct 25

In Madison Visit, Deborah Birx Urges More Testing Of COVID-19 ‘Silent Spreaders’, WPR, Oct 25

‘You have to stop the silent spread’: Dr. Birx urges Wisconsin to learn from UW System – WMSN, Oct 25

White House COVID-19 adviser: Surging Wisconsin needs to stop ‘silent spread’ of virus, Racine Journal Times, Oct 26

Why More Colleges Are Testing Off-Campus Students for Covid-19 The Chronicle of Higher Education, Oct 26

Capital City Sunday: Voter intimidation, early voting turnout & testing efforts on UW campuses (UW-Platteville’s Paul Erickson was guest), WKOW, Oct. 25

Left out: How the federal COVID-19 formula hurt some of Wisconsin’s most vulnerable college students, Wisconsin State Journal, Oct 26

Private workplaces accounting for most COVID clusters in Dane County, WKOW, Oct 25

Proposed Afrocentric academy seeks independent charter status,(UW Office of Educational Opportunity mentioned as authorizing agency), Kenosha News, Oct 24

 

National

Why More Colleges Are Testing Off-Campus Students for Covid-19 The Chronicle of Higher Education, Oct 26

COVID has been bad for college enrollment — but awful for community college students The Hechinger Report, Oct 26

Historically Black Colleges Become Focus of Biden, Trump Outreach The Wall Street Journal, Oct 26

Biden Would Increase Science Funding Inside Higher Ed, Oct 26

Pelosi: Covid relief deal could still happen before Election Day Politico, Oct 26

Tuition Rises at Historically Low Rate Amid Pandemic Inside Higher Ed, Oct 26

‘Free college’ programs sound great – but who gets excluded? The Hechinger Report, Oct 26

Confronting Racism in Admissions Inside Higher Ed, Oct 26

Virtual Office Hours Get More Students in the Door. Will They Be Here to Stay? EdSurge, Oct 26

As coronavirus threatens Latino college enrollment, a university works to retain students NBC News, Oct 26

Colleges Turn To Wastewater Testing In An Effort To Flush Out The Coronavirus NPR, Oct 26

Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on Study Abroad, Student Exchange Programs Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Oct 26

Op-Ed: Pandemic Marches On: Higher Ed’s Spring Semester, The New Normal, And The “Lost Year” Forbes, Oct 26

Op-Ed: Higher Education Should Lead the Efforts to Reverse Structural Racism The Atlantic, Oct 26

Op-Ed: Why it’s time to diversify and modernize science teaching The Hechinger Report, Oct 26

Op-Ed: International Students Elevate Higher Education Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Oct 26

Op-Ed: How Donors Like MacKenzie Scott And Mike Bloomberg Are Changing The Higher Education Mega-Gift Forbes, Oct 26

 

On Campus

EAU: ‘They Didn’t Know Who to Tell’: One in Five Tweens Experience Cyberbullying (quoting and featuring research by Dr. Justin Patchin, UW-Eau Claire professor of political science and co-director, Cyberbullying Research Center), Spectrum News 1, Oct. 24

EAU: Around Town Briefs 10/26/20: University Ranking (highlights UW-Eau Claire’s ranking in U.S. News & World Report), Leader-Telegram, Oct. 26

 

GRB: Guest columnists: Results from the Nov. 3 election may take a while, but democracy is worth the wait, w/ Prof. Aaron Weinschenk, Green Bay Press-Gazette, Oct. 23

GRB: Ward 1, 2 and 3 will Move to Kress Center on UW-Green Bay Campus, Greenbaywi.gov, Oct. 23

GRB: UWGB Dietetic interns partner with Local 5 Live to share message of good health, WFRV-TV, Oct. 23
GRB: Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Clarinetist Eric Hansen set for livestream concert in Green Bay, WFRV-TV, Oct. 24

GRB: Rural Wisconsin voters increasingly focus on national issues, and some are swayed by misinformation, with Prof. David Helpap, USA Today Network, Oct. 22

 

LAX: Music as a way out: Tomah’s Aaron Scott travels from depression to ‘The Voice’ (Scott is a UWL alum), La Crosse Tribune, Oct. 25

LAX: Campus Connection: UW-La Crosse students head to rural La Crosse County for COVID safe haven, La Crosse Tribune, Oct. 24

LAX: Why More Colleges Are Testing Off-Campus Students for COVID-19, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Oct. 23

 

MAD: COVID-19 vaccine trial back on in the U.S., including UW Health and UW medical school, Wisconsin State Journal, Oct 26

MAD: No fans inside, only a smattering outside for Wisconsin Badgers home opener, Wisconsin State Journal, Oct 26

MAD: AstraZeneca to resume COVID-19 vaccine trial at UW, WiscTV, Oct 26

MAD: UW-Madison survey finds Biden support growing in swing states, including Wisconsin, WiscTV, Oct 25

MAD: How Wisconsin’s Covid-19 pandemic became one of the worst in the US, Vox, Oct 26

MAD: David Dodson: Big Ten students could swing the presidential election, Wisconsin State Journal, Oct 26

MAD: Bill McCoshen: How we get Downtown Madison back, Wisconsin State Journal, Oct 26

MIL: UWM assistant professor of epidemiology talks about the history of redlining, WUWM, Oct. 22

MIL: UWM epidemiologist discusses the longevity of COVID-19 symptoms, Newsweek, Oct. 22

MIL: UWM makes list of top global universities, Milwaukee Business Journal, Oct. 21

MIL: UWM epidemiologist says that battling misinformation is ‘a key component’ of pandemic response, WisContext, Oct. 23

MIL: UWM epidemiologist talks about COVID-19 susceptibility, Vox, Oct. 23

MIL: UWM alum to judge 25th Annual Holiday Membership Exhibit, Broadway World, Oct. 22

MIL: UWM jazz ensemble to perform at the Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, Shepherd Express, Oct. 22

MIL: Former director of UWM’s Roberto Hernández Center talks about Chicano culture, Shepherd Express, Oct. 23

MIL: UWM alum runs for 12th Senate District seat, Green Bay Press Gazette, Oct. 23

 

OSH: Why More Colleges are Testing Off-Campus Students for COVID-19 (Kimberly Langolf, UWO director of risk and safety is quoted), The Chronicle of Higher Education, Oct. 23.

OSH: Fordahl graduates from University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Daily Journal (Kankakee, Illinois), Oct. 24.

OSH: Rory Tendore: Giving a ‘seed of encouragement’ to Native students (Tendore, a UWO alumna, is tribal student coordinator at Central Wyoming College), KPVI News Pocatello, Idaho, Oct. 24.

OSH: Henrich named Athlete of the Week, (Merrill High School senior volleyball player Jordyn Henrich plans to attend UWO), Oct. 24.

OSH: Perkins Stadium at 50: ESPN College Game Day Story Boosts Homecoming 2014 (memorable game versus UW-Oshkosh), uwwsports.com, Oct. 24.

 

PKS: Equality Forum’s LGBT History Month Icons: Oct. 25 – Angelica Ross (Ross is a former UW-Parkside student), goqnotes.com, Oct. 25

 

PLT:  Capital City Sunday: Voter intimidation, early voting turnout & testing efforts on UW campuses, WKOW, Oct. 25 (UW-Platteville’s Paul Erickson was guest)

PLT: COVID-19 Policies On Campus, Exponent, Oct. 23

PLT: The Future of Study Abroad Programs, Exponent, Oct. 23

PLT: Halloween Health Guidelines, Exponent, Oct. 23

PLT: Five brothers earn Eagles, Portage Gazette, Oct. 23

 

RVF: An immigrant’s tale of loneliness, some mistakes, and a lot of perseverance, Sahan Journal, Oct. 23.

RVF: UW-River Falls student helps build national farm safety programming online, WIZM, Sept. 20.

 

STP: World’s largest trivia continues, this year’s theme: “experiment”, WAOW, Oct. 25
STP: COVID-19 didn’t stop these Wisconsin colleges from having large freshman classes (features UW-Stevens Point), Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 23

 

STO: UW-Stout professor releases book on fright films, WEAU TV 13, Oct. 25
STO: Watch it “or else”: UW-Stout prof’s nabs experimental film award, Volume One, Oct. 25
STO: Area first responders participate in Battle of the Badges Blood Drive, WEAU TV 13, Oct. 23
STO: Two local students earn scholarships to UW-Stout, Gazette, Oct. 22
STO: College Accolades: Austin grad receives scholarships, Daily Herald, Oct. 24
STO: Four candidates to face off for at-large seat on Bemidji council, Pioneer, Oct. 24
STO: Stout Foundation awards scholarships to area students, Daily News, Oct. 22
STO: ‘Cancel Culture’ speakers heatedly wrap up Free Speech Week programs at UW-Stout, Chippewa Valley Post, Oct. 23
STO: Dare To Divest campaigners discuss releasing racially equitable demands for UWL and inspiring political change on campus, Racquet Press, Oct. 24

 

SUP: UWS panel focuses on Breonna Taylor homicide, Superior Telegram, Oct. 23

 

WHT: Political expert says Mother Nature could dampen voter turnout, NBC 15, Oct. 26

UW System / Top Stories

CDC Director Tours UW-Madison COVID-19 Testing Lab, Wisconsin Public Radio News, Oct 23

CDC director: UW-Madison COVID-19 testing, outbreak turnaround model for nation, Wisconsin State Journal, Oct 23

CDC director goes inside UW coronavirus testing lab, WISN Milwaukee, Oct 23

UW study: High school sports have not spread the COVID-19 coronavirus, AP, Oct 23

 

National

Student Interest in the Election Is High. So Are the Barriers to Voting. The Chronicle of Higher Education, Oct 23

2020 Election: The voting power of Latino youth Public Radio International, Oct 23

Would a Biden Ed Dept. Be More Aggressive Than Obama’s? Inside Higher Ed, Oct 23

To Cover College Quarantines, We Turned to the Best Sources: Student Journalists The New York Times, Oct 23

House Education Committee Subpoenas Ed Dept. Staff Inside Higher Ed, Oct 23

Students who counted on work-study jobs now struggle to pay their bills The Hechinger Report, Oct 23

Op-Ed: From HBCUs to Capitol Hill: How Congress can play an important role The Hill, Oct 23

 

On Campus

EAU: Costume versus culture: Avoiding cultural appropriation this Halloween (quoting Dang Yang, director of UW-Eau Claire’s Office of Multicultural Affairs), WQOW, Oct. 21

EAU: COVID-19 doesn’t stop CVTC Law Enforcement Academy (quoting Jay Dobson, chief of UW-Eau Claire Police), Chippewa Herald, Oct. 22

 

GRB: Three Quick Anger Management Tips (by from Prof. and Assoc. Dean Ryan Martin), Psychology Today, Oct. 22

GRB: Rural Wisconsin voters increasingly focus on national issues, and some are swayed by misinformation, Green Bay Press-Gazette, Oct. 22 (UW-Green Bay’s David Helpap quoted)

GRB: The final presidential debate of the 2020 campaign season (UW-Green Bay’s Phil Clampitt quoted), WFRV, Oct. 22

GRB: How to have a safe Halloween during the pandemic (Prof. Brian Merkel quoted), NBC 26, Oct. 22

GRB: An Artistic Duality (feat. Alumnus Dan Cross), Door County Pulse, Oct. 23

 

LAX: CDC Director Tours UW-Madison COVID-19 Testing Lab, Wisconsin Public Radio, Oct. 23

LAX: Wisconsin Counties See Improving Unemployment Rates, Many Close To Pre-Pandemic Levels (UWL professor is a source), Wisconsin Public Radio, Oct. 23

LAX: Former Wisconsin National Guard leader, retired Maj. Gen. James Blaney, dies at 82 (Blaney was a UWL alum), Wisconsin State Journal, Oct. 22

LAX: Former Wisconsin adjutant general passes away (Blaney was a UWL alum), Urban Milwaukee, Oct. 22

LAX: Study Shows COVID-19 Spillover From Colleges To Nursing Homes, Wisconsin Public Radio, Oct. 22

LAX: La Crosse County coronavirus cases up by 54 Thursday, Houston County reports second COVID-19 death, La Crosse Tribune, Oct. 22

LAX: Local, state organizations hosting Drive for Change: Voter Caravan and Activism Fair (UWL groups are participating), La Crosse Tribune, Oct. 22

LAX: The final presidential debate could see a change in strategy from either candidate (UWL professor is a source), WXOW News 19, Oct. 22

LAX: La Crosse County hopeful Prescription Drug Take Back Day will help address the increase in overdose (UWL has a drug drop off location), WIZM News, Oct. 22

LAX: Watch now: University of Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman talks about what makes a leader at the Community Leaders Breakfast (Whitman is UWL’s former athletic director), Journal Gazette & Times-Courier, Oct. 22

 

MAD: UW-Madison will continue mix of in-person, online classes in spring, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct 23

MAD: Madison Mayor warns of compliance checks, public health order enforcement, ahead of game day, NBC-15, Oct 23

MAD: UW study suggests prep athletes aren’t at higher risk for COVID-19, Journal Sentinel, Oct 23

MIL: UWM pledges to close racial and income gaps in college graduation, WUWM, Oct. 21

MIL: UWM joins ‘Moon Shot for Equity’ program to support underrepresented students, Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 22

MIL: UWM joins national effort to close higher education equity gaps, Diverse, Oct. 21

MIL: UWM chancellor says colleges ‘may never go back to normal,’ WisBusiness, Oct. 21

MIL: Pete Buttigieg to visit Milwaukee to discuss importance of voting with UWM student leaders, WITI, Oct. 22

MIL: UWM student shares why she prefers early in-person voting, Baraboo News Republic, Oct. 21

MIL: UWM at Waukesha County and UWM at Washington County offer professional training for businesses and leaders, Milwaukee Business News, Oct. 21

MIL: UWM included in list of top universities for political science undergrad programs, PR Newswire, Oct. 21

 

OSH: COVID-19 Policies on Campus (mentions UW-Platteville has different tact from UWO’s testing plan), UW-Platteville Exponent, Oct. 23.

OSH: University of Wisconsin Oshkosh teams with Agra Energy on micro-GTL, BiofuelsDigest, Oct. 21.

 

PKS: Skylight Music Theatre: Announces cast (UW-Parkside graduate Gabriella Ashlin cast as Audrey II), creative team for Little Shop of Horrors, Wisbusiness.com, Oct.22

PKS: Closing Equity Gaps at Regional Cohorts of Colleges (Moon Shot for Equity program includes UW-Milwaukee, MATC, Carthage, and UW-Parkside), Insidehighered.com, Oct. 22

PKS: Stay safe but stay busy: Fall theater and apple time (UW-Parkside Theatre presents “A Number”), Kenosha News, Oct. 21

PKS: Milwaukee Colleges Announce New Initiative to End Equity Gaps in Higher Education (Moon Shot for Equity program), Spectrumnews1.com, Oct. 22

PKS: EAB Launches Initiative to Close Higher Education Equity Gaps by 2030 (Moon Shot for Equity program), Diverseeducation.com, Oct. 21

PKS: One big step for education: Educational equity initiative launches at regional colleges (Moon Shot for Equity program), Kenosha News, Oct. 21

 

PLT: Carroll University, UW-Platteville : To partner on mechanical, electrical engineering degrees, WisBusiness, Oct. 22

PLT: UW-Platteville Day of Giving, WGLR, Oct. 21

 

RVF: Study Shows COVID-19 Spillover From Colleges To Nursing Homes Wisconsin Public Radio News, Oct. 22.

RVF: The music of my heart, The Baldwin Bulletin, Oct. 22.

 

STP: Gibson excited to join UWSP campus as new chancellor, WSAU, Oct. 22

 

STO: Post debate analysis with political science expert, WQOW TV 18, Oct. 22
STO: Pyong Garney receives Stout Staff Appreciation award, Dunn County News, Oct. 22
STO: Stout professor publishes book to help counselors expand healing options, Dunn County News, Oct. 22
STO: Carlstad Crusaders QB Danny Farley shines the spotlight on others as team’s offensive coordinator, American Football International, Oct. 23
STO: Local students among scholarship award winners at UW-Stout, Times Tribune, Oct. 22
STO: Candidate statement: Joni Dahl for Gilbert City Council, Hometown Focus, Oct. 23

 

SUP: UWS hosts virtual panel with local leaders discussing Breonna Taylor’s death, FOX 21, Oct. 22

 

WHT: UW-W Homecoming to feature drive-in movie, virtual events, My Walworth County, Oct. 21

WHT: Latino committee: Don’t expect immigration questions at COVID-19 test sites, Janesville Gazette, Oct. 21

WHT: Whitewater seniors to hear Wisconsin History Stories, Daily Jefferson County Union, Oct. 23

WHT: On Lifeways and Litigation: Rethinking Native American Religious Freedom, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Oct. 21

UW System / Top Stories

Southeastern Wisconsin Colleges, Universities Partner To Eliminate Disparities In Graduation Rates (UW-Milwaukee, UW-Parkside, Carthage College, and Milwaukee Area Technical College participating), Wisconsin Public Radio, Oct. 21

UW-Madison announces spring semester plans with expanded testing, Wisconsin State Journal, Oct. 21

 

National

DHS Arrests International Students, Threatens College Staff for ‘Willful Ignorance’ of Student-Visa Program, Chronicle of Higher Education, Oct. 21

Foreign Students Could Buoy Cash-strapped US Universities, Voice of America, Oct. 21

Students Push for Canceled Classes on Election Day, Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 21

FAFSA Applications Are Open. Here’s How To Fill It Out This Year, MindShift, Oct. 22

Empty Dorms Put Squeeze on Colleges to Bail Out Billions in Debt, Bloomberg, Oct. 20

How career and technical education shuts out Black and Latino students from high-paying professions, Hechinger Report, Oct. 22

Students Cheat. How Much Does It Matter? Chronicle of Higher Education, Oct. 21

Is It Time for All Students to Take Ethnic Studies? Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 22
California Campaign to Revive Affirmative Action Is Struggling, Wall Street Journal, Oct. 22

Conflicting Messages Exacerbate Student Detours on the Road to College, Education Week, Oct. 20

Lawsuit Against DeVos, Title IX Rules Is Dismissed, Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 22
Op-Ed: Student Visa Change Could Hurt U.S. Competitiveness, U.S. News, Oct. 20

 

On Campus

EAU: Campaigns, charities catch reunion nostalgia (quoting Dr. Eric Kasper, UW-Eau Claire professor of political science and director, Menard Center for Constitutional Studies), The Hill, Oct. 21

EAU: Less than two weeks to Election Day: What is at stake? (includes interview with Dr. Geoff Peterson, professor and chair of UW-Eau Claire political science department), WQOW, Oct. 21

EAU: Speakers provide three different views of Chippewa Valley racism on Women’s Giving Circle panel (panelists include Dr. Heather Ann Moody, UW-Eau Claire associate professor of American Indian studies; and Dr. Dale Taylor, professor emeritus of music and theatre arts), Chippewa Valley Post, Oct. 21

EAU: Turning in the keys to City Hall (featuring UW-Eau Claire alum Dale Peters), Leader-Telegram, Oct. 21

EAU: Monticello names city administrator (featuring UW-Eau Claire alum Rachel Leonard), Monticello Times, Oct. 21

 

LAX: After a Wisconsin college town’s outbreak, deaths at nursing homes mount, Washington Post, Oct. 21

LAX: How prevalent is voter fraud?: According to Wisconsin Elections data, it’s not (UWL professor is a source), WKBT News 8000, Oct. 21

LAX: Karlie Schultz Joins Fish Creek Civic Association (Schultz is a UWL alum), Door County Pulse, Oct. 21

LAX: Canstruction’ contest challenges community members to create sculptures from packaged food for donation (UWL is participating), La Crosse Tribune, Oct. 21

LAX: Watch now: Rising Star Jacob L. Erickson (Erickson works with UWL Athletics), La Crosse Tribune, Oct. 21

LAX: Watch now: Rising Star Nicholas Ragner (Ragner is a UWL alum, employee), La Crosse Tribune, Oct. 21

LAX: WATCH NOW: Rising Star Ryan John Crain Sr. (Crain is a UWL, sits on alumni board), La Crosse Tribune, Oct. 21

 

MAD: Research reputation helps put UW-Madison in top 50 of U.S. News’ ‘Best Global Universities’ list, Milwaukee Business Journal, Oct. 21

MAD: UW-Madison announces spring semester plans with expanded testing, Wisconsin State Journal, Oct. 21

MAD: UW to test more people, more often next spring, NBC-15, Oct.21

MAD: UW-Madison expanding testing program for students, employees in spring semester, WISC-TV 3, Oct. 21

MAD: Record number of UW-Madison students receive free tuition through Bucky’s Tuition Promise, WISC-TV 3, Oct. 21

MAD: Extension Dairy Program adjusts to help dairy farmers through COVID-19, Daily Cardinal, Oct. 22

MAD: Amid Wisconsin coronavirus outbreak, researchers explore link between college cases, nursing home deaths, Washington Post, Oct. 21

MAD: Can Trump Win The Election? Yes. But the Path to 270 Is Difficult. New York Times, Oct. 22

MAD: ‘This is going to be a long haul’: Local taverns close for the winter, Capital Times, Oct. 22

MIL: UWM joins national effort to reduce equity gaps in higher education, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 21

MIL: UWM alum talks about the educational impact of her family’s ‘research’ vineyard, Door County Pulse, Oct. 20

MIL: UWM recognized as one of the top LGBTQ-friendly universities in the U.S., WTMJ, Oct. 20

MIL: UWM political science professor talks about the impact of Trump’s ‘law-and-order’ message, Euronews, Oct. 20

 

OSH: Chancellor Leavitt discusses leading a lab, COVID and furloughs, The Advance-Titan, Oct. 21

OSH: Bank First announces recent new hire and promotions (Naji Allen is promoted to business banking officer), marketscreener.com, Oct. 21

OSH: Transfer students bring diverse experiences to UW-Madison (political science major Tiffany Yang, who transferred from UWO Fox Cities, credited adviser Shelby Knuth), news.wisc.edu, Oct. 21

OSH: 14th Amendment lawsuit against UWO drags on, The Advance-Titan, Oct. 21

OSH: Women’s Basketball and Soccer Acquire New Head Coaches (UWO alumna Katie Berkopec is new head coach for Women’s Soccer at Benedictine University at Lisle, Illinois), The Candor (student news), Oct. 21

 

PKS: Southeastern Wisconsin Colleges, Universities Partner To Eliminate Disparities In Graduation Rates, Wisconsin Public Radio News, Oct. 21

PKS: Moon Shot for Equity: Carthage, MATC, UWM, UW-Parkside commit to National Moon Shot for Equity, Wisbusiness.com, Oct. 21

PKS: Four area higher ed institutions commit to closing graduation equity gaps over next 10 years, BizTimes, Oct. 21

PKS: ‘Opening the doors to prosperity:’ Area colleges partner to help close equity gap, CBS 58 WDJT, Oct. 21

 

STP: News 9 talks with new UW-Stevens Point chancellor, WAOW, Oct. 21

STP: Thomas Gibson Named New Chancellor of University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, Oct 21

STP: UWSP hires new chancellor, Wausau Pilot and Review, Oct. 21
STP: UWSP names Thomas Gibson of Bowling Green State University as next chancellor, Wisconsin Rapids Tribune, Oct. 21

STP: UW-Stevens Point: Dr. Thomas Gibson named new chancellor, WisBusiness, Oct. 21

STP: Regents pick Bowling Green official to lead UW-Stevens Point, Journal-News, Oct. 21
STP: Regents pick Bowling Green official to lead UW-Stevens Point, Daily Reporter, Oct. 21

STP: UW-Stevens Point virtual production brings new opportunities for theatre, dance students, WJFW, Oct. 21
STP: World’s largest trivia contest returns as an experiment at UWSP, WAOW, Oct. 21

STP: Heather Berklund named new chief state forester (Berklund is a UWSP alumna), Wausau Pilot and Review, Oct. 21
STP: The Recycling Education and Research Foundation Awards Scholarships to 75 Students (including UWSP student Julia Breckheimer), Waste 360, Oct. 21

 

STO: Stout awards $870,000 in scholarships, Dunn County News, Oct. 21
STO: James, Berge share views on dealing with pandemic, Leader-Telegram, Oct. 20
STO: Doctor runs against Summerfield in 67th, Leader-Telegram, Oct. 21
STO: ‘Cancel Culture’ discussion Wednesday afternoon will wind up Free Speech Week programs at UW-Stout, Chippewa Valley Post, Oct. 20

 

SUP: UWS hosts virtual law and justice dialogue on Breonna Taylor, WDIO, Oct. 21

UW System / Top Stories

UW System names new chancellor of UW-Stevens Point, WTMJ-TV, Oct. 20

Coalition of Wisconsin health care & business organizations launch COVID-19 ad campaign, WKOW, Oct. 19

 

National

Fitch: Pandemic Likely to Stall Higher Ed Project Financing, Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 21

College Students Aren’t on Campus. Their Missing Votes Could Make a Difference. New York Times, Oct. 21

More Than Half a Million Young People Have Already Voted, Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 21

Who Is Missing From College During the Pandemic? A Lot of Students, Actually, EdSurge, Oct. 20

The Souls of Black Professors, Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 21

Where Are Most International Students? Stranded Here, Needing Colleges’ Help, Chronicle of Higher Education, Oct. 20
For a normal college experience during the pandemic, these students hopped continent, Washington Post, Oct. 19

Colleges Under Fire for Foreign Gift Reporting, Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 21

Judge Slams DeVos For Blanket Denials Of Student Loan Forgiveness, Cites “Irreparable Harm” To Borrowers, Forbes, Oct. 20

The Promise and Disappointment of Free College, Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 21
Historic $100-million gift will help California community college students most in need, Los Angeles Times, Oct. 20
Op-Ed: After the Pandemic, a Revolution in Education and Work Awaits, New York Times, Oct. 20
Op-Ed: How Joe Biden Would Help Low-Income College Students, Forbes, Oct. 20

Op-Ed: I’m Yale’s first Black student-body president. The Trump administration is wrong on our admissions. Washington Post, Oct. 20

 

On Campus

EAU: Trump Crisscrosses the Country While Surrogates Step in for Biden Down the Stretch (quoting Dr. Eric Kasper, UW-Eau Claire professor of political science/director, Menard Center for Constitutional Studies), U.S. News & World Report, Oct. 19

EAU: Les États-Unis, une démocratie où le droit de vote n’est pas garanti (quoting Dr. Ryan Weichelt, UW-Eau Claire associate professor of geography and anthropology), Le Devoir, Oct. 13

EAU: Flosbach melds, finally, her art and her job (featuring UW-Eau Claire alum Amanda Flosbach), Jackson Hole News & Guide, Oct. 21

 

GRB: UW-Green Bay aims to help students, regional growth, Press Times, Oct. 20

GRB: A lesson on fall bugs from UW-Green Bay professor Mike Draney, WFRV, Oct. 20

GRB: “The Packers, My Dad, and Me” Dives Deep into Family Ties, Shedding New Light on a Favorite Wisconsin Team (hosted virtually by UW-Green Bay Archives), Spectrum News 1, Oct. 20

GRB/EAU/MKE: UW-Milwaukee, UW-Green Bay and UW-Eau Claire makes list of ‘Best of the Best’ LGBTQ-friendly college campuses, TMJ4, Oct. 20 

 

LAX: Bachelor’s Degree Center Releases National Rankings of Political Science Degree Programs (UWL made the list), Markets Insider, Oct. 21

LAX: It took asking twice, but state Senate candidates Pfaff, Kapanke did finally address reeling in spending in Wisconsin politics (UWL professor moderated the debate), WIZM News, Oct. 21

 

MAD: Mayors Of Big Ten Cities Ask For COVID-19 Changes, Wisconsin Public Radio, Oct. 20

MAD: Covid-19 vaccine researchers left in the dark as trials remain on hold, NBC News, Oct. 20

MAD: US election 2020: Why it can be hard to vote in the US, BBC News, Oct. 20

MIL: UWM among UW campuses testing off-campus students for COVID-19, WPR, Oct. 19

MIL: UWM opens in-person absentee voting site, WTMJ, Oct. 19

MIL: UWM chancellor welcomes new Horizon League commissioner, Wright State University, Oct. 19

MIL: UWM alum appointed vice president of League of Wisconsin Municipalities, The Journal Times, Oct. 19

 

OSH: UW campuses provide optimism for stopping state’s COVID-19 surge (Chancellor Andrew Leavitt comments on UWO’s success ‘flattening the curve’), Fox11/WLUK, Oct. 20

OSH: UW Oshkosh and Agra Energy bring biofuel generation to dairy farms, receive.news, Oct. 20

OSH: Submission deadline for WiSys launches app idea challenge is Nov. 2 (UWO is part of challenge), Inside UWGB News, Oct. 20

OSH: Biogas fuel generation university-backed effort (UWO partnering with Agra Energy), Oshkosh Herald, pg. 7, Oct. 21

 

PKS: Four Wisconsin colleges form first-ever alliance in nation to attack racial equity gaps (UW-Milwaukee, UW-Parkside, Milwaukee Area Technical College and Carthage College), Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 21

PKS: Milwaukee Area Colleges Commit to National “Moon Shot for Equity”, Globenewswire.com, Oct. 21

 

RVF: UWRF athletics takes focus on diversity and inclusion online, RiverTowns, Oct. 19

RVF: UW Campuses Expand COVID-19 Antigen Testing To Off-Campus Students, Wisconsin Public Radio News, Oct. 19

 

STP: UW-Stevens Point names Thomas Gibson of Bowling Green State University as next chancellor, Stevens Point Journal, Oct. 20
STP: New Chancellor Named To Lead UW-Stevens Point, WPR, Oct. 20

STP: Dr. Thomas Gibson named new chancellor of UW-Stevens Point, WSAW, Oct. 20
STP: Gibson named new UW-Stevens Point chancellor, Portage County Gazette, Oct. 20

STP: New Chancellor Named for UW-Stevens Point, WSAU, Oct. 20
STP: Regents pick Bowling Green official to lead UW-Stevens Point, Associated Press, Oct. 20

STP: Gibson named new UW-Stevens Point chancellor, Marshfield Hub City Times, Oct. 20

STP: WALTERS COLUMN: Annual “Mississippi” hunting trip another for the memory books (features UWSP natural resources sophomore Selina Walters), WISCnews, Oct. 20

 

STO: Unexpected gems to visit in Menomonie, Spectator, Oct. 19
STO: Menomonie’s Battle of the Badges blood drive begins this week, Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, Oct. 21
STO: Submission deadline for WiSys launches app idea challenge is Nov. 2, Inside UW-Green Bay News, Oct. 20
STO: Falcon Men’s Hockey: On the edge, Rivertowns, Oct. 20

 

WHT: COVID-19 drive-through testing available, Lake Mills Leader, Oct. 20

WHT: Learning trail thanks, Daily Jefferson County Union, Oct. 21