Aisha Tyler Tells Students: It’s OK to be “Weird”

Photo of event ticket by Emily Halas.

Actress and comedian Aisha Tyler recalled her childhood as being an outcast because she was “part of two minorities” and loved videogames. She was tall, African-American, and didn’t own a television. She owns up to being a geek, discussing the times she would spend an entire Saturday at the movie theater, alternating between the matinees […]

UWM Administrators Struggle with Budget Uncertainty

Chancellor Mark Mone speaking on the UWM budget. Photo by Jordyn Noennig.

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.    […]

Unions, Students Rally on UWM Campus Against Proposed Cuts

Photo of the rally by Graham Kilmer.

A group of about 60 students gathered in Spaights plaza Wednesday at a rally organized by the Progressive Students of Milwaukee to protest the recently proposed cut of $300 million to the UW-System. Speakers addressed the crowd and fired them up for a march around the campus. At the protest, students participated in chants calling […]

UW System Asked State in January to Restore Stricken Mission Statement Language

Key portion of the Yingling email. Obtained via open records law by Graham Kilmer.

The UW System asked the state in January to restore stricken mission statement language that ultimately found its way into Gov. Scott Walker’s official budget proposal a few days later anyway, Media Milwaukee has learned through an open records request. A UW System representative wrote a state budget analyst Jan. 29 to contest revisions to […]

UWM Students March to Protest Budget as Wisconsin Idea Controversy Swirls

A student protest at noon Wednesday on the UWM campus. Photo by Zach Mathe.

UW-Milwaukee students marched through campus Wednesday night in protest against Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget cuts. They huddled in front of Mitchell Hall to hear Wisconsin legislators Mandela Barnes and Jonathan Brostoff explain how the cuts could damage the UW System and Wisconsin. “Our public university system is a gem,” said Brostoff. “And we don’t […]

Top UWM Committee Upset at “backroom dealing” by Madison Chancellor, UW System

UW-Milwaukee campus. Photo by Media Milwaukee staff.

Members of UW-Milwaukee’s University Committee voiced dismay Tuesday with what one called the “backroom dealings” in November between the UW-Madison chancellor, UW System administrators, and Gov. Scott Walker. Members of the UWM University Committee called UW System President Ray Cross’ actions “paternalistic governance” and noted that shared governance groups had been left out of the […]

UWM Student Body President Concerned Changes Would Harm Student Representation

UWM students on campus Monday. Photo by Media Milwaukee staff.

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, […]