Media Milwaukee student journalists from UW-Milwaukee won 15 prestigious statewide awards from the Wisconsin College Media Association, including five first place honors. Among those journalism awards: The Media Milwaukee news site, which is produced by students working in courses taught by instructors in the Journalism, Advertising and Media Studies Department at UWM, won second place […]
By Charles Johnson with reporting and writing from JAMS 320 class at UW-Milwaukee An internship or work experience would be required to obtain an undergraduate degree from a UW System school under a proposal in Gov. Scott Walker’s new budget. The topic was not brought up in the actual budget address, and Walker has not […]
Five years ago, when Mahmoud Al Chamaa was just 15 and in high school, he traveled one last time from Damascus, Syria to Brookfield, Wisconsin. It was one of many summers he visited his uncle in the United States, but with growing instability in Syria, his family pressed him to stay. “It was very hard […]
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee currently enrolls 1,425 international students including 94 students from Iran, seven from Syria, and one from Iraq, and one UWM official says she’s noticed a “Trump effect” of students asking about relocation to Canada. The university is also urging international studies to avoid traveling abroad, and officials are concerned that the […]
Students and faculty gathered at the Spaights Plaza on UW-Milwaukee campus Thursday to show their support for international students and scholars affected by President Donald Trump’s “Muslim ban” executive order. “Hey-hey, ho-ho, this Muslim ban has got to go,” students and supporters chanted as they waited for the event to begin. International students were given […]
Two days prior to Sylville Smith’s death, Thaddeus Ashford, his cousin, said that he saw Smith for the last time. He said Smith was in a car with four tinted windows, so at first, he didn’t know who was in the vehicle. Smith was also wearing shades, as seen on many of his pictures posted […]
Media Milwaukee’s Stevan Stojanovic ventured to Enderis Hall, the home of the UWM School of Education, to talk to students and a professor about the new Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos.
Worried international students brought their questions to a packed meeting at UW-Milwaukee Friday. The Curtin lecture hall was at capacity as the Center for International Education hosted an unprecedented informational session on President Donald Trump’s “Muslim ban” executive order. Students gathered to share questions about how the ban will affect them and their families, their rights at […]
On January 21, 2017, more than one million people marched in cities across the United States to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump. The largest crowd was in Washington, D.C. but dozens of other cities hosted marches, including Madison and Milwaukee. See our coverage below.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett celebrated Milwaukee’s 171st birthday with a speech about what he called the federal government’s failed immigration reform, criticizing President Donald Trump during an event featuring Milwaukee’s local heroes. The Milwaukee Press Club created the event for Milwaukee’s 171st birthday sponsored by companies such as Meijer, Miller Lite, and Gruber downtown late […]
Citing dropping enrollment and another looming $15 million budget cut, Chancellor Mark Mone told the university community that UW-Milwaukee is trying to make up the difference by recruiting more students from Illinois and overseas. The latter students will see a hike in tuition. Mone spoke to a half-full Zelazo Center during his spring 2017 Plenary […]
Firmly entrenched in the backseat of her mom’s mid-2000’s Honda Accord sits UW-Milwaukee graduate student Anna Burant. She has spent the week mentally and physically preparing for 20-hour drive that traverses roughly half of the continental United States laterally. Burant will be joined by her mother and aunt—three strong matriarchal figures in a large Midwestern […]
The day after the 2016 presidential election, Chelsea Miller started looking for flights to Washington D.C. Not for the inauguration, but instead to attend a march of comparable size that was already in the works for the next day. “I felt compelled to do something. I was researching for three days, I was so […]
Mia Toberman is a UWM sophomore who decided that sitting on the sideline just wasn’t her.
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 […]
Concerns about football concussions have been well known for years now; there was even a Hollywood movie about it. However, no oversight agency in Wisconsin tracks non-catastrophic high school football concussions in a systematic fashion, and many state school districts make it exceptionally difficult – even impossible – for someone to learn the number of […]