A “modern-day leper.” Those are his words, not ours. Ventae Parrow is branded by the state of Wisconsin as a “homeless sex offender” and, by many in society, an outcast to be feared, warned about, and shunned. He’d have more rights to move freely if he’d killed someone. He’s served his prison sentence (again), but […]
In the weeks leading up to the presidential election, 3,027 voters have spoiled 3,227 absentee ballots throughout the state of Wisconsin, which remains a battleground state for the presidential election and a closely contested U.S. Senate seat. To put that number in context, 775,560 Wisconsinites voted early (early voting ended November 4), according to the […]
James W. Lenz is remembered by his sister Carol Rollins as a smart and helpful child, and later a popular and good looking young man, but he always had a hard time staying out of trouble. In the year 1969 a young Lenz, of Milwaukee, faced a judge for a stealing a car and going […]
This story was cross-posted with the UWM Post. Watch a previous interview with new President Sportiello here. The students of UW-Milwaukee elected Mike Sportiello to be the president of the Student Association at UWM for the 2015-16 school year. The results show that Sportiello won with 20 percent more votes than the incumbent president Ryan Sorenson. […]
This story is cross-published with the UWM Post. You can listen to Chancellor Mone’s Q and A with the Milwaukee Press Club below. Audio by Jordyn Noennig. UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone again suggested consolidating with other campuses as an option for slimming the UW System budget, but this time he said academic programs from different campuses […]
Chancellor Mark Mone officially revealed Monday that UW-Milwaukee will offer a one-time buyout of 50 percent of an employee’s base salary, depending on their time with the university and whether they are part of a department that will offer the incentive. This led to at least one professor raising concerns about the potential for increased class […]
The governor’s proposed budget led to a series of protests throughout the UW-Milwaukee campus. Jordyn Noennig reports.
This story is cross-posted with the UWM Post. UW-Milwaukee’s new Budget Task Force is forming a framework for what budget cuts may look like across campus and has asked all units on campus to develop 5 percent and 10 percent cut scenarios, as the university anticipates about $24 million in budget cuts next year. […]
UW-Milwaukee Student Association president Ryan Sorenson said his initial reaction to Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to cut funding to the UW System was that he felt completely shocked. “I was worried what this would impact,” Sorenson said. “I wondered what this cut is going to affect at UW-Milwaukee? Is this going to impact classes and courses, […]
UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone said late Wednesday afternoon that he had not heard Gov. Scott Walker’s comments earlier that day on faculty workload but stressed that he’s “never met a harder working faculty and staff than at UWM.” Listen to the Mone audio here: Asked about Walker’s comments that faculty should teach more, he added, […]
UW-Milwaukee students have mixed feelings about the new Panther Arena. UWM bought the former U.S. Cellular Arena in June, but now the Milwaukee Bucks are eyeing the spot for their own new arena.