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 […]

Furloughs, Retirement Incentives Might Be On Table at UW-Milwaukee

UW-Milwaukee campus. Staff photo.

UW-Milwaukee is currently examining the possibilities of furloughs and retirement incentives, as ways of mitigating the possible damage of the proposed $300 million cut within Governor Scott Walker’s budget proposal, it was announced at the UWM faculty senate meeting. According to Rebecca Klaper, a member of the Academic Planning and Budget Committee (APBC), the committee […]

Rocking On at UW-Milwaukee Science Bag

Rob Graziano and volunteer Connor Fitzgerald laugh at the unexpected guitar playing while testing the hardness of rocks. Photo by Amanda Melkonian.

Rob Graziano, a staff member in the Geoscience department, accompanied by Geoscience student Miles Harbury, ran into the Physics Building lecture hall shredding on electric guitars. Graziano donned a long grungy wig, hard hat, and lab coat to complete the rocker-geoscientist hybrid look. After a brief pseudo-rock concert, Graziano forfeited his “rocker” look and directed […]

UWM Student Journalists Win 2014 SPJ Awards

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Media Milwaukee won a 2014 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award for Best Digital-Only Student Publication and UWM student journalists snagged ten additional awards in the regional SPJ competition, which includes universities in Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. The students’ work will be recognized in April at the SPJ Region 6 […]

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.    […]