UW System/Top Stories

UW Campuses Significantly Expanding COVID-19 Testing This Spring, Though Strategies Vary, Wisconsin Public Radio News, Jan. 25

 

National

States Weigh Making Financial-Aid Applications a High-School Graduation Requirement The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 25

A Threat to Private Colleges? Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 25

Harris’ rise illustrates the evolution of HBCUs Axios, Jan. 25

Justice Department Weighs Amnesty for Academics to Disclose Foreign Funding The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 25

NC campuses are helping distribute COVID vaccines with clinics and ultra-cold freezers The News & Observer, Jan. 25

Op-Ed: Even forgiving student loans won’t solve the higher education funding crisis The Washington Post, Jan. 25

Op-Ed: HCBUs Are Our Past—And Our Future Elle Magazine, Jan. 25

Op-Ed: Professors can make a difference for students during the pandemic by simply showing they care The Hechinger Report, Jan. 25

 

On Campus

EAU: Sculpture Tour artist surprised with win (featuring UW-Eau Claire alum and former instructor Dan Ingersoll), WQOW, Jan. 23

EAU: Women’s college basketball: Blugolds motivated after tough end to WIAC tournament run (quoting UW-Eau Claire women’s basketball head coach Tonja Englund and team member Katie Essen),

Leader-Telegram, Jan. 25

 

GRB: A roadmap for school and career success in Peshtigo School District (Ap and dual enrollment credits can apply to UW-Green Bay), Eagle Herald, Jan. 21

GRB: Schewe (UW-Green Bay alumna) to become Quality Assurance Director, Eagle Herald, Jan. 21

GRB: It’s game time in Green Bay, and the rest of America is envious (retired University of Wisconsin-Green Bay professor Daniel Alesch shares insight), Tampa Bay Times, Jan. 24

 

LAX: Our view: Cheers & Jeers (UWL alum nominated to Biden administration), La Crosse Tribune, Jan. 23

LAX: Surge testing site continues at UW-L, WIZM News, Jan. 22

LAX: UW-La Crosse to reopen surge testing Feb. 1, WKBT News 8000, Jan. 22

LAX: Surge Testing site at UWL to reopen, La Crosse Tribune, Jan. 22

LAX: UWL’s surge testing site to reopen in February, WXOW News 19, Jan. 22

LAX: WILL hires 2 attorneys, 2 policy experts (New hire is a UWL professor), Wisconsin Law Journal, Jan. 22

 

MAD: UW admin, student government at odds over $2 million reserve, Madison365, Jan, 23

MAD: As some struggle with Safer Badger app, UW switches to drop-in only testing, Channel3000, Jan. 23

MAD: UW to make all testing drop-in, delay use of Badger Badges after lines, scheduling troubles , Daily Cardinal, Jan. 24

 

MIL: UWM’s ‘Girls Who Code’ program aims to increase STEM participation among women and people of color, Milwaukee Business News, Jan. 22

MIL: UWM senior scientist talks about the difficulty of distance learning for students, WTMJ, Jan. 21

MIL: UWM’s research expenditures have decreased in recent years, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 21

MIL: UWM alum runs for Sheboygan mayor, Sheboygan Press, Jan. 21

MIL: Assistant director of UWM’s Military and Veterans Resource Center reflects on his experience in the military, Spectrum News, Jan. 21

MIL: UWM alum shares why he decided to study nursing, The Jerusalem Post, Jan. 21

MIL: UWM alum talks about the challenges his family faces as Mexican immigrants, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 21

 

OSH: UW Oshkosh’s COVID-19 testing site to remain open through March, WFRV, Jan. 22.

OSH: UW Oshkosh will continue to offer COVID testing, 959kissfm.com, Jan. 22.

OSH: COVID-19 testing continues on UW Oshkosh campus, Fox11/WLUK, Jan. 23.

OSH: UW-Oshkosh will continue to offer COVID testing, WHBY, Jan. 22.

OSH: Public COVID-19 testing site on UW-Oshkosh campus will remain open, NBC26, Jan.22.

OSH: WIAC lays out winter schedule, Beloit Daily News, Jan. 20.

OSH: This is what the WIAC winter sports seasons will look like beginning Feb. 1, RiverTowns.net, Jan. 22.

OSH: Warhawks players excited to return to game action(in east division with UW-Oshkosh), Gazette Extra, Jan. 22.

OSH: Teacher Spotlight: How Jessica Buteyn shares her love of social studies with students (Buteyn earned her educator’s license at UWO), Ripon Commonwealth Press, Jan. 22.

OSH: 550 National Guard troops in D.C. for Inauguration Day; first deployment there since Civil War (Spc. Shane Kieslich of Union Grove, a UWO student, is quoted), The Journal Times, Jan. 21.

 

PKS: UWP Theatre Arts brings home awards, The Journal Times, Jan. 24

PKS: UW-Parkside Dr. James Kinchen receives the Morris D. Hayes Award from the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association, Racine County Eye, Jan. 22

PKS: Privilege, policing and politics focus of Courageous Conversation discussion (UW-Parkside professor Jonathan Shailor served as a panelist), Kenosha News, Jan. 23

 

RVF: Students in the news, Jan. 23, Bemidji Pioneer, Jan. 23.

RVF: Big Brothers, Big Sisters fostering connections in the community, RiverTowns, Jan. 22.

RVF: UW-River Falls Dean’s List, Watertown Daily Times, Jan. 22.

RVF: River Falls talks climate change with heavy-hitters, RiverTowns, Jan. 20.

RVF: Farmers protecting water in western Wisconsin, Hoard’s Dairyman, Jan. 20.

 

STO: Eau Claire, WI part of Hank Aaron’s legacy, WCCO 830 AM, Jan. 23
STO: UW-Stout men’s golf coach Andrew Delong adds women’s coach, director of golf to his responsibilities, Wisconsin Golf, Jan. 14
STO: This is what the WIAC winter sports seasons will look like Feb. 1, RiverTowns,  Jan. 22
STO: How backyard skating rinks saved this winter, Minnesota Monthly, Jan. 24
STO: New Saints manager Toby Gardenhire forges his own path, Pioneer Press, Jan. 22

 

STP: UWSP puts mandatory COVID-19 testing into place for spring semester, WSAW, Jan. 25

STP: Most Americans don’t mind that President Biden is Catholic (Associate Professor Shanny Luft, religious studies, interviewed), WSAW, Jan. 25

STP: Jacque Linzmeier to attend UW-Stevens Point, wants to be a teacher | Stellar Students, Herald Times Reporter, Jan. 24

STP: Smith: As walleye numbers drop, the DNR must find the right way to manage Wisconsin’s favorite fish (quotes UW-Stevens Point research), Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 23

STP: Stevens Point man involved in sale of legendary baseball (UW-Stevens Point alumni newsletter helped find and sell Hank Aaron’s last homerun ball), WBAY, Jan. 22

STP: STEAM Days at UWSP, Portage County Gazette/City Times, Jan. 22

STP: Bernie Sanders viral meme from Biden inauguration makes its way to central Wisconsin (mentions UW-Stevens Point’s contribution), Stevens Point Journal, Jan. 22

 

WHT: UW-Whitewater starts second semester of COVID-19 era with more testing , Janesville Gazette, Jan. 24

WHT: UW-W a Top-5 Mobility-Friendly Campus in Nation, Whitewater Banner, Jan. 22

WHT: Brandl and Schulist sign for another Rafters season, Wisconsin Rapids City Times, Jan. 24

WHT: Wisconsin’s new poet laureate delves into the art of healing a state and nation, Chippewa Herald, Jan. 24

UW System/Top Stories

UW System campuses face a defining crisis as COVID-19 compounds longstanding challenges  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 21

UW-Madison asks for patience as new COVID-19 testing program comes with learning curve, Wisconsin State Journal, Jan. 22

‘It helps tremendously’: Mobile vaccination teams set out to expand access, Channel 3000, Jan. 22

UWEC nursing students volunteer at COVID-19 vaccine clinics, WEAU, Jan. 22

UW-Madison ramps up saliva-based COVID-19 testing on campus to quell any potential outbreaks, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 22

 

National

Biden Orders Up More COVID Guidance for Colleges Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 22

A Long and Complicated Road Ahead Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 22

Biden Proposes New Immigration Legislation That Would Impact Undocumented Students Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Jan. 22

Biden Names Political Appointees to Ed Dept. Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 22

Biden to Sign Executive Orders to Boost Pandemic Aid, Expand Federal Worker Protections The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 22

10 Months In Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 22

S&P Issues 4th Straight Negative Outlook for U.S. Higher Ed Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 22

Op-Ed: How higher education might change in 2021 The Hill, Jan. 22

Op-Ed: Rethinking immigration policies for STEM doctorates Science Magazine, Jan. 22

 

On Campus

EAU: Changing lives daily (featuring UW-Eau Claire alum Dennis Beale and written by alum and staff member Patti See), Leader-Telegram, Jan. 22

EAU: Pamela Salisbury Gallery presents Liv Aanrud: Double Down (featuring works by UW-Eau Claire alum Liv Aanrud), Hudson Valley 360, Jan. 21

 

GRB: Ripon narrows city admin search to three (including UW-Green Bay alumnus Dana Schoening), Ripon Press, Jan. 20

GRB: Lakeshore Leaders Breakfast Series, Attorney Michelle Birschbach (Series hosted by UW-Green Bay campuses in Manitowoc and Sheboygan), LexBlog, Jan. 20

GRB: Political expert (UW-Green Bay emeritus professor Michael Kraft) weighs in on how Biden administration can unite nation, NBC 26, Jan. 20

GRB: Prevea Health will open a public vaccine clinic at UW-Green Bay Sheboygan campus. Here are the details.

 

LAX: UW-La Crosse COVID-19 surge testing site set to close, WKBT News 8000, Jan. 21

LAX: WATCH NOW: La Crosse County Board approves dollars for homeless prevention, hears vaccine update (UWL is possible vaccine site), La Crosse Tribune, Jan. 21

LAX: Old Goosetown Park could become site of new fire station (Site is adjacent to UWL), WIZM News, Jan. 21

 

MAD: UW-Madison officials discuss new COVID testing requirements ahead of spring semester, Wisc-TV, Jan. 21

MAD: Republicans propose making vaccine available to everyone by mid-March, bar prioritizing prisoners, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 22

MAD: UW grad shares COVID experience in New York, 1 year after nation’s first confirmed case, WKOW, Jan. 21

 

MIL: UWM political analyst discusses Biden’s plan to unify the country, WDJT, Jan. 20

MIL: UWM American Indian studies professor joins ‘Roots of Democracy’ series as project advisor, Isthmus, Jan. 20

MIL: UWM Urban Planning department chair talks about Milwaukee’s employment and transportation issues, Milwaukee Business News, Jan. 20

MIL: UWM Black Student Union presents at virtual MLK Creative Day of Service, The Journal Times, Jan. 19

MIL: UWM alum joins the New Mexico Blackwater Draw Museum as collections manager, ENMU, Jan. 20

MIL: UWM student talks about Harris’s historic vice presidency, WPR, Jan. 20

MIL: UWM alum runs for superintendent of the Department of Public Instruction, Daily Jefferson County Union, Jan. 20

 

OSH: WIAC return to play (UWO Chancellor Andrew Leavitt is president of Council of Chancellors), KDTH Radio (Dubuque, Iowa), Jan. 21.

OSH: Fort Council combines wards in advance of state DPI primary (candidate Joe Fenrick is a UWO alumnus and geology lecturer), Daily Jefferson County Union, Jan. 20.

OSH: Six new officers sworn to West Bend Police Department (Garrett White is a 2020 UWO alumnus), Washington County Insider, Jan. 20.

OSH: Dream Catcher: College Assignment Helped Lead Reedsburg Man to Long NFL Career With Packers (Mark Schiefelbein says a homework assignment in a UWO journalism class shaped his professional future), Spectrum News 1, Jan. 19.

OSH: Capturing greatness through his lens (featuring photographer Mark Wallenfang, UWO alumnus), The Press Times(Green Bay), Jan. 20.

OSH: Getting to know: A Q & A with Boys & Girls Club’s Green Lake site coordinator Megan Beardsley (Beardsley is a UWO alumnus), Ripon Commonwealth Press, Jan. 20.

OSH: History rewrite: What if Chicago’s reserves had been managed differently? (featuring Don Mikulec, curator of Weis Earth Science Museum at UWO Fox Cities), pitandquarry.com, Jan. 19.

 

PKS: UW-Parkside partners with university in India to offer global MBA, FOX6 Milwaukee, Jan. 21

PKS: Underwood’s dual-sport Rus to play volleyball, run track at UW-Parkside, Kmaland.com, Jan. 21

 

RVF: Farmers protecting water in western Wisconsin, Hoard’s Dairyman, Jan. 20.

RVF: New Generation of Wisconsin Dairy Farmers Look for a Future That Keeps Them on the Land … , FRONTLINE, Jan. 21.

RVF: Cutting Through The Tax Glass Ceiling With Maureen Pechacek, Forbes, Jan. 19.

 

STO: Local man who spent entire pandemic studying J.A. Happ facts can’t believe luck, Twins Daily, Jan. 22

 

WHT: Warhawks basketball players are excited to return to the game, Janesville Gazette, Jan. 22

UW System/Top Stories

UW Chancellor Rebecca Blank: Up to 70,000 tests per week will help protect our campus and community, Wisconsin State Journal, Jan. 21

 

National

Biden Makes Immigration Day 1 Priority Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 21

Higher Ed Under Biden: Live Updates The Chronicle of Higher Education, Jan. 21

President Biden Will Extend Student Loan Payment Freeze Through Sept. 30 NPR, Jan. 21

Biden’s Pick to Lead Consumer Protection Agency Is an Aggressive Advocate for Student Borrowers The Chronicle of Higher Education, Jan. 21

Will College Be Free in 4 Years? Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 21

How Colleges Are Adjusting Their 2021-2022 Tuition U.S. News, Jan. 21

‘She stands on being an HBCU graduate’: Historically Black Universities reflect on Vice President Kamala Harris WZDX, Jan. 21

Prairie View A&M students say Kamala Harris is shining new light on HBCUs ABC 13, Jan. 21

Trump pardons USC father in college admissions scandal Los Angeles Times, Jan. 21

How the pandemic is impacting college students’ mental health PBS News Hour, Jan. 21

 

On Campus

EAU: Communicable disease ordinance task force finalized; facilitator named soon (task force includes UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff, students and alumni), Leader-Telegram, Jan. 20

EAU: Champagne, Ice Cream And Tears: Wisconsinites Celebrate Biden Inauguration (quoting UW-Eau Claire student Alexia Dellman), WPR, Jan. 20

EAU: Inauguration Analysis: Local political science expert weighs in (featuring interview with Dr. Geoff Peterson, UW-Eau Claire professor of political science), WQOW, Jan. 20

EAU: Eau Claire women wearing pearls in support of Kamala Harris on Inauguration Day (featuring interview with Dr. Angela Jones, UW-Eau Claire assistant professor of special education), WQOW, Jan. 20

 

LAX: Voices Heard: UWL Swimming’s journey to getting pool reopened, WKBT News 8000, Jan. 20

LAX: Inauguration Day on News 8 Now this Morning: What Comes Next? (UWL professor is a source), WKBT News 8000, Jan. 20

 

MAD: Can universities manufacture a post-industrial future for the Midwest?, Times Higher Education, Jan. 21

MAD: At home, alone and online, Wisconsin observes historic inauguration, Wisconsin State Journal, Jan, 21

MAD: Reserve Board approves sponsorship of COVID-19 Student Relief Fund legislation, Badger Herald, Jan. 21

MAD: Op-ed: Black student loan borrowers ‘need cancellation, and they need it now’, Yahoo Finance, Jan. 21

 

MIL: UWM archaeologist and professor of anthropology talks about the history of the Nebra sky disk, San Juan Daily Star, Jan. 20

MIL: UWM study shows that Milwaukee is the worst U.S. city for African American well-being, WTMJ, Jan. 19

MIL: UWM alum becomes co-owner of recently opened ‘alternative’ bookstore in Milwaukee, Urban Milwaukee, Jan. 19

MIL: UWM alum to be keynote speaker at Gateway Technical College’s 27th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, Racine County Eye, Jan. 19

MIL: UWM associate professor of English talks about the obstacles of online teaching, EdSurge, Jan. 19

 

OSH: WIAC to play winter sports beginning next month (first resumption of conference play since pandemic), NBC26, Jan. 19.

OSH: UWSP to start winter sports on February 3 (UWO Chancellor/Council of Chancellors President Andrew Leavitt is quoted), WSAW, Jan. 19.

OSH: Women discuss Vice President Harris making history with inauguration (Juliane Troicki, UWO professor of political science is interviewed), WBAY, Jan. 20.

OSH: Fox Valley transit authorities seeking advice from commuters on new transportation options for I-41 corridor (UWO is partner is survey), USA Today Network, Jan. 20.

OSH: Ripon narrows city admin search to three (finalist Dan Grady has an MBA from UWO) , Ripon Press, Jan. 20.

OSH: 50 Years of Women’s Championships – WIAC Hall of Fame Spotlight: Mary (Leivian) Taylor, UW-Oshkosh (Taylor claimed numerous conference and national titles and is the only four-time all-around champion in WIAC history), wiacsports.com, Jan. 20.

 

PKS: UW-Parkside Theater students honored at festival, Kenosha News, Jan. 20

PKS: Wisconsin Students Help Restore Pike River Water Quality (UW-Parkside students and faculty), Water Quality Products, Jan. 20

 

RVF: River Falls talks climate change with heavy-hitters, RiverTowns, Jan. 20.

RVF: WIAC set to begin winter sports competition, WEAU, Jan. 19.

RVF: Academics: Week of Jan. 20, 2021, ECM Publishers, Jan. 20.

RVF: Data shows farmers protecting water in western WI, Wisconsin State Farmer, Jan. 18.

RVF: Dairy Educational Experience contest winners named, KMAland, Jan. 19.

 

STO: UW-Stout: Menard Center director, professor contribute to new civil liberties book, Wisconsin Politics, Jan. 20
STO: Schedule released for Blugolds, Blue Devils events, WQOW TV 18, Jan. 20
STO: WIAC sets date, parameters for winter sports, WXOW TV 19, Jan. 19
STO: ‘I wasn’t very good.’ Toby Gardenhire knew baseball future wasn’t playing, Star Tribune, Jan. 20
STO: WIAC set to begin winter sports competition, WEAU TV 13, Jan. 19
STO: Saint Paul Saints throw Gardy party in 2021, Twins Daily, Jan. 19
STO: From the Files, Dunn County News, Jan. 20
STO: WIAC establishes its winter program, Daily News, Jan. 20
STO: WIAC ramping up for winter sports, WTAQ 97.5 FM, Jan. 20
STO: UW-Eau Claire athletic department reacts to WIAC’s return-to-play plan, Leader-Telegram, Jan. 20
STO: College basketball, Leader-Telegram, Jan. 20

 

STP: Wisconsin reaction to inauguration day (Professor John Blakeman, political science, interviewed), WSAW, Jan. 20
STP: UW-Stevens Point at Wausau student Q and A: Morgan Henrichs, Wausau Pilot and Review, Jan. 19

STP: UWSP to start winter sports on February 3, WSAW, Jan. 19

 

SUP: Professor reacts to inauguration, speaks on transition of power (includes Alisa Von Hagel, UW-Superior associate professor), FOX 21, Jan. 20

 

WHT: Students remember ‘fab’ days of yesteryear, Stoughton Courier Hub, Jan. 20

WHT: What’s Happening This Weekend in Walworth County | January 22-24, Visit Walworth County, Jan. 20

WHT: WMEA Recognizing Dr. Richard James with Lifetime Achievement Award, Whitewater Banner, Jan. 20

UW System/Top Stories

People 65 and older eligible for COVID-19 vaccine in Wisconsin next week, Wisconsin State Journal, Jan. 20

 

National

Op-Ed: How The First 100 Days Of The Biden Administration Can Strengthen Public Research Universities & Their Students Forbes, Jan. 20

Retooling During Pandemic, the SAT Will Drop Essay and Subject Tests The New York Times, Jan. 20

Alternatives to Placement Tests Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 20

Scholars Reflect on HBCU Graduates Ascending into High Government Roles Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Jan. 20

When it comes to student success, HBCUs do more with less Brookings, Jan. 20

For millions of college grads mired in student debt, will Biden offer a bit more breathing room? Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jan. 20

A Push for ‘Patriotic Education’ Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 20

Google CEO to meet with Black college leaders following racism allegations CNN, Jan. 20

Tennessee State University featured in virtual inaugural celebration WKRN, Jan. 20

Op-Ed: Why it’s time for a new generation of HBCU grads to become national leaders The Hechinger Report, Jan. 20

Op-Ed: Embedding & Integrating Certifications in Degrees The EvoLLLution, Jan. 20

Op-Ed: The Dying Art of Political Persuasion The Chronicle of Higher Education, Jan. 20

 

On Campus

EAU: WIAC outlines winter sports schedule; no spectators allowed at events, Leader-Telegram, Jan. 19

EAU: WisBiz: ‘The Show’ features Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Tim Nelson, upcoming events (featuring UW-Eau Claire alum Dr. Tim Nelson), Wisconsin Technology Council, Jan. 19

 

GRB: Gov. Tony Evers, Tommy Thompson praise opening of Prevea vaccination clinic on UW-Green Bay campus, Green Bay Press Gazette, Jan. 18

GRB: Prepping For Mass Vaccinations: UW-Green Bay Gym Transformed to Vaccination Center in Days, Spectrum News 1, Jan. 18

GRB: COVID-19 vaccination site opens at UWGB, NBC 26, Jan. 18

GRB: PHOTOS, VIDEO: First shots administered at Prevea/UWGB clinic, Fox 11, Jan. 19

 

LAX: WIAC sets start date, parameters for winter sports season, WXOW News 19, Jan. 19

LAX: College sports: WIAC moving forward with winter sports in February, La Crosse Tribune, Jan. 19

LAX: WIAC votes to begin conference-only winter seasons in February, WKBT News 8000, Jan. 19

LAX: Virtual MLK Day celebration honors local activists, calls for ‘recommitment’ to mission (UWL employee was reward recipient), La Crosse Tribune, Jan. 19

LAX: Applications being accepted for Wale and Audrey Elegbede Community Engagement and Social Justice Scholarship, La Crosse Tribune, Jan. 19

 

MAD: UW-Madison adds saliva-based COVID testing, requires two tests per week, NBC-15, Jan. 20

MAD: In-person learning returns at Glenbrook high schools; district rolls out testing program for students, staff, Chicago Tribune, Jan. 20

MAD: We’re not gonna take it: The COVID-19 vaccine is here, along with efforts to overcome skepticism, Cap Times, Jan. 20

MAD: UW Health launches COVID-19 vaccine waitlist for seniors, WKOW, Jan, 20

MAD: Ten computer codes that transformed science, Nature, Jan. 20

 

MIL: UWM global studies professor talks about the worldwide impact of the ‘Y2K’ problem, CNN, Dec. 10

MIL: UWM chair of social work discusses the connection between the Capitol riots and race relations, Wisconsin Examiner, Jan. 18

MIL: UWM economist explains Wisconsin’s recent economic trends, WPR, Jan. 18

MIL: Art installation assembled by UWM students now on display in Cathedral Square Park, WDJT, Jan. 18

MIL: UWM archaeologist and professor of anthropology discusses the history of the Nebra sky disk, The New York Times, Jan. 19

 

OSH: Pope Francis Expands Women’s Roles in the Catholic Church (Kathleen Corley, professor of religious studies at UWO, is guest on call-in radio show), Wisconsin Public Radio, Jan. 15.

OSH: 2021’s States with the Most Racial Progress (Paul Van Auken and Juyeon Son of UWO explain the forces behind racial segregation and discrimination), wallethub.com, Jan. 15.

OSH: Area entrepreneur launches small business sanctuary (Aaron “A.J.” Armstrong, who launches The Venture Project, is completing his MBA at UWO), Oshkosh Herald, pg. 5, Jan. 20.

OSH: Nursing grad faced own medical crisis during journey (Jeffrey Fillmore earned a doctorate in nursing at UWO), Oshkosh Herald, pg. 10, Jan. 20.

OSH: Titan men ready for what comes after 2020 challenges, Oshkosh Herald, pg. 21, Jan. 20.

 

PKS: Where to get COVID-19 tests in Kenosha County and nearby (UW-Parkside is offering free rapid testing), Kenosha News, Jan. 19

PKS: Donors pledge $500,000 for Carthage College’s diversity and equity efforts (Carthage joined the Moon Shot for Equity initiative with UW-Parkside), BizTimes, Jan. 19

PKS: Here’s how to get a COVID test in (or near) Racine County right now (UW-Parkside is offering free rapid testing), The Journal Times, Jan. 19

PKS: UW-Parkside teams up with Chitkara University in India to offer Global MBA partnership, Racine County Eye, Jan. 19

PKS: Partners improve quality of Pike River (UW-Parkside faculty and students helped), The Journal Times, Jan. 20

PKS: Future teacher scholarships offered (Scholarships offered to UW-Parkside teacher education students), The Journal Times, Jan. 20

 

STO: Great Business Schools releases national rankings of construction management master’s programs, Cision, Jan. 20
STO: WIAC basketball, winter sports season approved, will begin the week of Feb. 1, Northwestern, Jan. 19
STO: Toby Gardenhire to manage Saints, KDUZ 1260 AM, Jan. 20
STO: Making his own name with Twins, Toby Gardenhire takes over Triple-A Saints, Athletic, Jan. 19
STO: JobWatch: 21 Jobs in comics and graphic novels, right now, Bleeding Cool, Jan. 19
STO: WIAC outlines winter sports schedule; no spectators allowed at events, Leader-Telegram, Jan. 19

 

WHT: Here’s how to get a COVID test in (or near) Racine County right now, The Journal Times, Jan. 19

UW System/Top Stories

UW students, National Guard troops to staff mobile vaccination clinics, KBJR 6, Jan. 16

UW students, National Guard troops to staff mobile vaccination clinics, WKOW, Jan. 16

Wisconsin set to launch mobile vaccination teams next week with the help of National Guard and UW System, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 17

Wisconsin governor tours COVID-19 vaccine site at UW-Green Bay, WBAY, Jan. 18

Meet the UW Pharmacy students helping bring COVID vaccines across the state, WKOW, Jan. 18

Getting a look inside Prevea’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic at UWGB, Fox11, Jan. 18

Tony Evers blasts Trump administration over COVID-19 vaccines, announces mobile vaccination teams, Wisconsin State Journal, Jan. 15

DHS rolls out mobile COVID-19 vaccination teams, NBC-15, Jan. 15

 

National

Spring term delays: New wave of coronavirus uncertainty slams higher education The Washington Post, Jan. 19

Access to college admissions tests — and lucrative scholarships — imperiled by the pandemic Politico, Jan. 19

The pandemic is speeding up the mass disappearance of men from college The Hechinger Report, Jan. 19

Private College Worries Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 19

Biden proposes a science-led New Deal to end pandemic suffering Science Magazine, Jan. 19

More Influence for Science Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 19

‘It’s just too much’: Why students are abandoning community colleges in droves The Hechinger Report, Jan. 19

Study: Men Speak 1.6 Times More Than Women in College Classrooms Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 19

The Potential Plus of Having a Former ‘English Learner’ as Education Secretary The New York Times, Jan. 19

American Students’ Love Affair With China Cools as Political Tensions Rise The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 19

Calif. bill would allow transgender, nonbinary students to choose name on college diplomas SF Gate, Jan. 19

Lack of diversity and the pandemic challenge colleges to address mental health issues for students of color The Dallas Morning News, Jan. 19

University of Delaware drumline will escort Biden to the White House during inauguration Delaware News Journal, Jan. 19

‘Higher education is a ticket’: Closing Milwaukee’s equity gap WTMJ-TV, Jan. 19

Op-Ed: The case for more state spending on R&D The Economist, Jan. 19

 

On Campus

EAU: Martin Luther King Jr. remembered through virtual Eau Claire events (featuring interview with Dr. Selika Ducksworth-Lawton, UW-Eau Claire professor of history), WQOW, Jan. 18

EAU: Chippewa Valley celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day virtually (quoting Dr. Selika Ducksworth-Lawton, UW-Eau Claire professor of history), Chippewa Herald, Jan. 18

EAU: MLK Day event targets racism (quoting Dr. Selika Ducksworth-Lawton, UW-Eau Claire professor of history), Leader-Telegram, Jan. 18

EAU: Panelists note impacts of race and racism in celebrating Martin Luther King’s legacy (quoting Dr. Frank Watkins, UW-Eau Claire associate professor of music, Dang Yang, director, Office of Multicultural Affairs, and Dr. Rod Jones, assistant professor of special education), Chippewa Valley Post, Jan. 19

EAU: Breaking down Biden’s plans for first days in office (featuring interview with Dr. Geoff Peterson, UW-Eau Claire professor of political science), WQOW, Jan. 17

 

GRB: Concerned citizens (including UW-Green Bay student Anastasia Lee Johnson) attempt to rescue injured pelicans in Green Bay, WBAY, Jan. 15

GRB: Current names Future 15 Award honorees (list includes UW-Green Bay faculty Bryan Carr and alumni Joshua Loritz and Diana Delbecchi), Insight, Jan. 13

GRB: WAF Donates $100,000 To Create New UWGB Engineering Scholarship, Seehafer News, Jan. 15

GRB: Prevea’s UWGB vaccination clinic to open Monday, Fox 11, Jan 15

GRB: UW-Green Bay COVID-19 rapid testing site set to close the week of Jan. 19, WFRV, Jan. 15

GRB: UWGB COVID CLINIC TOUR, WBAY Facebook, Jan. 18

GRB: COVID-19 vaccination clinic opens at UW-Green Bay, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 18

GRB: Getting a look inside Prevea’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic at UWGB, Fox 11, Jan. 18

GRB: Wisconsin governor tours COVID-19 vaccine site at UW-Green Bay, WFRV, Jan. 18

GRB: NEA Big Read launches virtually in Door county (The Importance of the Arts to Sustain Us Panel made up of UW-Green Bay faculty and staff), Door County Pulse, Jan. 17

GRB: St. Norbert College, UW-Green Bay: To host virtual great decisions lectures series, WisBusiness, Jan. 15

GRB: UWGB Professor, Dr. Ryan Martin’s discusses his book, ‘Why We Get Mad: How to Use Your Anger for Positive Change’, WFRV, Jan. 15

GRB: Rapid (drive-up) testing at UW-Green Bay to end next week, WisBusiness, Jan. 15

GRB: Photos: Prevea Vaccination Clinic at UW-Green Bay, Foxx 11, Jan. 18

GRB: To Black and South Asian women in Wisconsin, the inauguration of Kamala Harris as vice president is a step forward (UW-Green Bay students featured), Green Bay Press Gazette, Jan. 18

GRB: How to Feel Better in 5 Minutes Flat (feat. UW-Green Bay’s Alan Chu), Hong Kong Tatler, Jan. 18

 

LAX: UW-L alum joining Biden administration, WXOW News 19, Jan. 18

LAX: UW-La Crosse graduate nominated for Department of Education deputy secretary position, WKBT News 8000, Jan. 18

LAX: Biden names UW-La Crosse grad as deputy secretary of education, La Crosse Tribune, Jan. 18

LAX: UW-La Crosse instructor is tops in Wisconsin, Midwest, La Crosse Tribune, Jan. 18

LAX: UW-L professor hosts podcast series on nuclear science, WXOW News 19, Jan. 18

LAX: UW-L seminars explain how COVID relief package can help local businesses, WXOW News 19, Jan. 18
LAX: COVID-19 surge testing site at UW-La Crosse to close, WKBT News 8000, Jan. 18

LAX: National problems, local activism are highlights of MLK program from Viterbo (UWL employee was award recipient), WIZM News, Jan. 18

LAX: UW-L alum helped pioneer saliva COVID-19 test in Minneapolis, WXOW News 19, Jan. 17

LAX: Our view: Not the time for college president raises, La Crosse Tribune, Jan. 17

LAX: Campus Connection: UW-La Crosse professor begins podcast to spread knowledge about nuclear science, La Crosse Tribune, Jan. 17

LAX: FGCU sports: Dunk City, Chris Sale, Brooke Sweat part of inaugural Hall of Fame class (UWL alum is part of inaugural class), Naples Daily News, Jan. 17

LAX: UW-La Crosse Surge Testing site closes Jan. 22, WIZM News, Jan. 16

LAX: Surge testing site at UW-L to close Jan. 22, La Crosse Tribune, Jan. 15

LAX: UW-L surge testing site scheduled to close next week, WXOW News 19, Jan. 15

LAX: LISTEN: 9 months, 1 day since Wisconsin’s Legislature passed a bill. End that streak by legalizing ‘cocktails to go?’ (UWL professor is a source), WIZM News, Jan. 15

LAX: The future of working from home, post-pandemic (UWL professor is a source), WIProud.com, Jan. 14

 

MAD: UW-Madison begins new Covid-19 testing plan inspired by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Wisc-TV, Jan. 19

MAD: UW-Madison debuts saliva-based tests as part of new Covid-19 response. Wisc-TV, Jan. 19

MAD: Will the real retirement crisis please stand up?, MarketWatch, Jan. 19

MAD: Covid Face Masks Are Disrupting a Key Tool of Human Communications, New Research Shows, Wall Street Journal, Jan. 19

MAD: Digital divide: Health, education, prosperity depend on high-speed internet, Wisconsin State Journal, Jan. 19

MAD: Wisconsin Farm Center Hosts Online Support Groups For Producers, Families, WPR, Jan. 19

 

MIL: UWM distinguished professor of political science discusses the political impact of the Capitol riots, WUWM, Jan. 14

MIL: Milwaukee city officials say the Wisconsin Historical Society must approve renovations for former UWM Alumni House, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 14

MIL: UWM experts join research team to calculate dark matter density in the Milky Way, HPCwire, Jan. 14

MIL: UWM study finds that over 50% of Black men in Milwaukee County have been incarcerated before the age of 40, The Guardian, Jan. 14

MIL: UWM sponsors new WisBusiness venture ‘WisBiz Green,’ WisBusiness, Jan. 15

MIL: UWM senior scientist talks about the difficulty of distance learning for students, WDJT, Jan. 14

MIL: UWM STEM outreach specialist presents circuit experiment at GEMS Conference, The Journal Times, Jan. 15

MIL: UWM alum shares how she modified her ‘Diverse Dining’ business during the pandemic, OnMilwaukee, Jan. 14

MIL: UWM architecture students assemble public art installation in Cathedral Square Park, OnMilwaukee, Jan. 14

MIL: UWM associate professor says far-right groups on the dark web make law enforcement challenging, WDJT, Jan. 14

MIL: UWM Black Student Union to present at MLK Creative Day of Service, The Journal Times, Jan. 14

MIL: UWM alum joins Ascension Wisconsin as Fox Valley Hospital president, Wisconsin Media Group, Jan. 14

MIL: UWM English professor writes on the impact of violent rhetoric, The London Free Press, Jan. 15

MIL: UWM architecture students assemble public art installation in Cathedral Square Park, Shepherd Express, Jan. 15

MIL: UWM assistant professor talks about vaccine mandates among employers, WKOW, Jan. 15

MIL: UWM epidemiologist discusses the impact of wearing masks while dining indoors, Wisconsin State Journal, Jan. 18

MIL: UWM professor talks about the lack of progress on poverty in America, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 17

MIL: UWM alum becomes vice president of commercial banking at Waukesha State Bank, Greater Milwaukee, Jan. 16

MIL: UWM distinguished professor of political science discusses the political impact of the Capitol riots, WUWM, Jan. 14

MIL: Milwaukee city officials say the Wisconsin Historical Society must approve renovations for former UWM Alumni House, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 14

MIL: UWM experts join research team to calculate dark matter density in the Milky Way, HPCwire, Jan. 14

MIL: UWM study finds that over 50% of Black men in Milwaukee County have been incarcerated before the age of 40, The Guardian, Jan. 14

MIL: UWM sponsors new WisBusiness venture ‘WisBiz Green,’ WisBusiness, Jan. 15

MIL: UWM senior scientist talks about the difficulty of distance learning for students, WDJT, Jan. 14

MIL: UWM STEM outreach specialist presents circuit experiment at GEMS Conference, The Journal Times, Jan. 15

MIL: UWM alum shares how she modified her ‘Diverse Dining’ business during the pandemic, OnMilwaukee, Jan. 14

MIL: UWM architecture students assemble public art installation in Cathedral Square Park, OnMilwaukee, Jan. 14

MIL: UWM associate professor says far-right groups on the dark web make law enforcement challenging, WDJT, Jan. 14

MIL: UWM Black Student Union to present at MLK Creative Day of Service, The Journal Times, Jan. 14

MIL: UWM alum joins Ascension Wisconsin as Fox Valley Hospital president, Wisconsin Media Group, Jan. 14

 

OSH: Transit services seeking input for better I-41 travel (UWO is partner in study), Fox11/WLUK, Jan. 15.

OSH: United Way Manitowoc Welcomes New Board Chair and Members (Joe Cook of UWO is new board member), seehafernews.com, Jan. 15.

OSH: DPI candidates call for more equality across school system (candidate Joe Fenrich is a UWO geology lecturer), Wausau Pilot and Review, Jan. 16.

OSH: NEW North, Inc. providing more online workforce resources amid pandemic (UWO is a survey partner), WBAY, Jan. 14.

OSH: Some UW Campuses That Contract with Solarwinds IT Provider Exploited in National Cyberattack (mentions UWO is not affected), Wisconsin Public Radio, Jan. 15.

OSH: Spotlight on Teachers: How Sheri Schmidt Shares Her Love of Business and Numbers With Local Teens, (Schmidt is UWO alumna and Ripon High School teacher), bollyinside.com, Jan. 18.

OSH: Teacher Spotlight: How Kelsey Nelson’s 8th grade science teacher inspired her (Nelson is a UWO alumna), Ripon Commonwealth Press, Jan. 15.

OSH: Teacher Spotlight: How Sheri Schmidt Shares Her Love of Business and Numbers With Local Teens, (Schmidt is a UWO alumna), Ripon Commonwealth Press, Jan. 18.

 

PKS: Tempo Kenosha Offers 2021 Adult Learner Scholarships (Scholarship may be used at UW-Parkside), Racine County Eye, Jan. 18

PKS: Parkside students assist in helping restore Pike River water quality, Kenosha News, Jan. 18

PKS: Foundation awards over $51,000 in grants from its Field of Interest Endowment Funds (Grant awarded a to Fresh Inc. Music Festival  which is held at UW-Parkside), Kenosha News, Jan. 17

PKS: UW-Parkside Theatre Arts wins Lighting Design Excellence Award for Fifth Consecutive Year at Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Region 3, Racine County Eye, Jan. 18

PKS: How 525 tons of sediment and 368 pounds of phosphorus were removed from the Pike River (UW-Parkside students assisted), The Journal Times, Jan. 17

 

RVF: Impeachment, inauguration and the political divide: a UWRF professor’s take on these historic times, RiverTowns, Jan. 18.

RVF: Local Student Named to UW-River Falls Dean’s List, Whitewater Banner, Jan. 15.

 

STO: Delong’s Stout role grows, Leader-Telegram, Jan. 14
STO: Dairy alternatives in the Dairyland: UW-Stout nutrition and dietetics student offers tips for getting calcium in your diet, without dairy, Volume One, Jan. 14
STO: Ski your way to winter fitness, Volume One, Jan. 14
STO: Weiher at Carmel Builders named NARI president, Daily Reporter, Jan. 14
STO: Wisconsin quadruplets begin college from childhood home, Advocate, Jan. 16
STO: Wisconsin quadruplets begin college from childhood home, Star Tribune, Jan. 16
STO: Wisconsin film fest navigates the pandemic, Spectrum 1 News, Jan. 14
STO: Louis M. Weiher of Carmel Builders says continuous learning is key as he begins term as NARI Milwaukee president, Urban Milwaukee, Jan. 14
STO: Around Town Briefs, Leader Telegram, Jan. 15
STO: Miracle Wonderland crafted through volunteer’s hard work, community donations, Dunn County News, Jan. 16
STO: UW-Stout student films part of virtual festival’s international lineup, Volume One, Jan. 18
STO: Minnesota Tool Library builds about 600 desks for students learning at home, Star Tribune, Jan. 18
STO: Saints/Twins to introduce Toby Gardenhire as Triple-A manager, Pioneer Press, Jan. 18
STO: Chippewa Valley celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day virtually, Herald, Jan. 18

STO: Value Colleges releases rankings of occupational safety and health degree programs, Cision, Jan. 18
STO: Value Colleges releases rankings of occupational safety and health degree programs, Watauga Democrat, Jan. 18

 

WHT: UW-Whitewater Motion Graphics Students’ Work Explains Electoral College, Whitewater Banner, Jan. 18

WHT: Value Colleges Releases Rankings of Occupational Safety and Health Degree Programs, Physician Family Media, Jan. 18

WHT: Intramural sports beat the COVID blues, Ex Bulletin, Jan. 18

WHT: Experience the Magic of Bill Blagg- Live at Young Auditorium or via Live Stream, Whitewater Banner, Jan. 16

WHT: See The World of Blue Through Brown Eyes at Roberta’s Art Gallery, Whitewater Banner, Jan. 17