UW-Milwaukee Students Oust Student Association President; Sportiello Wins

Mike Sportiello. Photo from UWM Independent Election Commission.

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. […]

Campuses Might Merge Academic Programs, Mone says (with audio)

Photo of Mone by Jordyn Noennig.

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 […]

UW-Milwaukee Journalism Students Win First-Place Regional SPJ Honors

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UW-Milwaukee journalism students have won three first-place regional Mark of Excellence awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, SPJ announced Monday. The first-place award winners – for best online college news reporting, television news reporting, and television broadcast – now advance to the national SPJ competition. The Mark of Excellence awards “honor the best of collegiate […]

Downer Woods: A UWM Tradition in Limbo?

Downer Woods photo by Rachel Maidl.

Spring is a season of change, especially for UWM. This time of year, Panthers’ Baseball starts, the weather gets warmer, and Downer Woods begins to bloom. The university is facing cuts and restructuring that could alter the whole University of Wisconsin System. The budget includes a provision that changes the legal protections on Downer Woods. […]

Budget, messaging big topics at UWM Student Association debate

Ryan Sorenson makes his argument while Franco Ferrante prepares a rebuttal. Photo by Mary Jo Contino.

Presidential and vice presidential candidates for the UWM Student Association all voiced concern over the Governor Walker’s proposed budget cuts to the UW System in a campus debate Thursday, but several challengers argued for a more aggressive approach in getting the SA message out and connecting with faculty. One presidential candidate, Franco Ferrante, focused his […]

UW-Milwaukee Panel Approves Project to Document Young Voices

UW-Milwaukee campus. Staff photo.

Several months of tension finally broke Friday morning when UW-Milwaukee’s Institutional Review Board approved a proposal set forth by the members of Transforming Justice that would give community members a unique and personal voice on the subject of prevalent social issues in Milwaukee, such as racial prejudice and mass incarceration, by creating a public archive […]

UW-Milwaukee Students Join Tony Robinson Protests

Protesters in Madison on Wednesday hold signs reading, "Black lives matter," and, "We rise for Tony."

Photo courtesy of: Carmen Quinlivan

For students at UW-Milwaukee, the death of Tony Robinson hits home not only because of the closeness of Madison to Milwaukee, but because students could have likely crossed paths with Robinson next year when he would have attended Milwaukee Area Technical College if he had lived. At UWM, Robinson’s death is also igniting and rekindling […]