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  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Students Protest Abraham Lincoln Statue Because ‘He Owned Slaves’

    10/25/2017 8:30:08 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 73 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 10-24-17 | Jarrett Stepman
    There’s a common quote, frequently attributed to G.K. Chesterton: “Don’t ever take a fence down until you know the reason why it was put up.” In our modern context, this should be rephrased a bit: “Don’t try to pull down a statue if you have no idea who or what the statue was really about.” During a 2016 Columbus Day protest conducted by Wunk Sheek, a Native American student organization, activists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus hosted a “die-in” at Bascom Hall, near a statue of President Abraham Lincoln.  According to The Daily Cardinal, a campus newspaper, the protest...
  • University of Wisconsin Puts On Anti-Trump Art Show

    05/05/2017 5:16:29 AM PDT · by kevcol · 15 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | May 4, 2017 | Rob Shimshock
    Peg Orcutt, a resident of Madison, Wisc., painted a dismal, black-and-blue horizon entitled “The Sky Is Falling.” Orcutt is selling her portrait, which depicts her “dismay over the results of the 2016 presidential election and my concern for the future of the country” for $2,000. A third painting shows a seemingly pregnant woman sexually penetrated with an oil pipeline, reported MacIver Institute.
  • UW Shooting Victim Calls for Dialogue After Protests (Milo Yiannopoulos event)

    01/26/2017 2:18:03 PM PST · by SSS Two · 40 replies
    Campus Safety Magazine ^ | January 26, 2017
    The man who was shot on the University of Washington campus during heated protests last week is calling for “constructive dialogue.” The 34-year-old man, who was shot in the abdomen and has undergone multiple surgeries, was shot by a supporter of the conservative speaker Milo Yiannopoulos on Jan. 20. The unidentified man released a statement through his attorney asking to engage with the shooter in hopes of preventing future violence and deescalating tensions. The circumstances of the shooting are still being investigated by campus police, who have not released information on a possible motive. UW Police Major Steve Rittereiser declined...
  • Terrified University of Washington Holds ‘Community Healing’ For Trump Trauma

    11/10/2016 3:50:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Heat Street ^ | November 9, 2016 | Emily Zanotti
    The aftermath of Donald Trump’s election has been tough on our nation’s college campus special snowflakes. Forced to endure school the day after such a decisive Clinton defeat, they were quick to ask for a number of concessions from their professors and administrations.
  • UW students sell anti-police, anti-white hoodies

    10/06/2016 5:46:10 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 21 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | October 6, 2016 | Cahleel Copus
    Students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are asking people to buy sweatshirts promoting violence against police officers and classifying all white people as racists. “Racism,” claims one hoodie’s page, “is a set of systematic, institutional, cultural, and epistemological (although not limited to said forms) structures that inherently empowers white folk and in turn disempowers people of color. This power dictates who lives, have housing, access to education/healthcare etc. Racism has little to do with hatred and mostly to do with who has powe
  • Students demand UW raise sports ticket prices to fund diversity efforts

    04/27/2016 3:49:43 PM PDT · by detective · 58 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Apr 26, 2016 | Anthony Gockowski
    University of Wisconsin Madison students demanded more funding for diversity initiatives at an open forum Monday night, even though the administration has already succumbed to many of their previous demands. One student at the forum, according to the Wisconsin State Journal, suggested that the university raise ticket prices for athletic events in order to help fund opportunities for disadvantaged students.
  • Cash 4Cadavers: What's so shocking about selling baby body parts?

    07/17/2015 8:31:46 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 7-17-15 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    When it comes to ghoulish zeal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter has nothing on Planned Parenthood’s Dr. Deborah Nucatola, except for maybe a few fava beans to accompany his talk of consuming a man’s liver. Whether or not the red wine Dr. Nucatola swigged with her salad was a nice Chianti remains unknown. A morsel of information that should give pause to Obamacare fans is the realization that the esteemed doctor is also the senior director of medical services at Barack Obama’s favorite taxpayer-funded women’s health clinic/death factory, Planned Parenthood. Recently, Dr. Nucatola caused quite a stir after being caught on an...
  • Unions Subdued, Scott Walker Turns to Tenure at Wisconsin Colleges

    06/04/2015 10:43:55 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 61 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 4, 2015 | MONICA DAVEY and TAMAR LEWIN with Dirk Johnson
    [SNIP].....Wisconsin is rare for including tenure provisions for professors in its statutes rather than in policies set by regents or similar boards. “We are directing the Board of Regents to develop a policy,just as there is in so many states,” Ms. Harsdorf said. “It’s just a matter of recognizing the ability for chancellors and campuses to administer and manage their operations.”Along with tenure,“shared governance” has been a central feature of academic life in universities generally, giving faculty members the primary responsibility for decisions about matters like curriculum, choice of subject matter,instructional methods,faculty status and research. Under the proposed changes in...
  • Tenure roils UW Board of Regents [Walker budget]

    06/04/2015 1:16:39 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | June 4, 2015 | Karen Herzog
    "...During a confusing and often tense meeting Thursday at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee,a committee of the UW System Board of Regents recommended the full board support moving tenure policy from state law into board policy. A GOP plan by the Legislature's budget-writing Joint Finance Committee took tenure out of the law, as proposed by Gov. Scott Walker.The full Legislature still must take action on the GOP plan as part of the budget, but the plan is expected to be adopted.Regent Tony Evers,state superintendent of public instruction, failed to get enough votes during the regents committee meeting to formally ask lawmakers...
  • National focus on UW sharpening over tenure, governance [Scott Walker's state budget]

    06/03/2015 11:39:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | June 3, 2015 | Karen Herzog covers higher education and public health
    Already dismayed by prospective cuts to the University of Wisconsin System, higher education observers now suggest the state could become an academic pariah if the Legislature scales back two treasured tenets of academia—tenure and shared governance.The impact would be crushing and far-reaching if language in a GOP plan wins support of the full Legislature and becomes law, said Rudy Fichtenbaum,president of the American Association of University Professors.That effectively will be the end of tenure in Wisconsin," Fichtenbaum said. "I'm not aware of any state that has gone this far...I can't imagine anybody taking a job there unless they can't get...
  • Nearly 500 sign letter demanding that Ray Cross oppose Scott Walker's plan to restructure UW

    03/03/2015 2:00:04 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Chippewa Herald ^ | March 2, 2015 | PAT SCHNEIDER
    Five days after an open letter was posted online, the number of people at University of Wisconsin -- now including not only faculty, but staff, students and alumi -- demanding that UW System president Ray Cross oppose Gov. Scott Walker's plan to restructure UW in his budget rose to 484. Some 88 of them were at, or graduated from UW-Madison, where faculty were scheduled Monday to vote on a resolution asking Cross to delay restructuring. Seventy-four University of Wisconsin faculty members from campuses across the state signed an open letter to UW System president Ray Cross, “insisting in the strongest...
  • Attend anti-Walker rally and get extra credit, English professor tells students

    02/20/2015 8:12:33 AM PST · by PROCON · 31 replies ^ | Feb. 20, 2015 | Greg Piper
    Apparently copied from a College Democrats invitation Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget cuts to the University of Wisconsin System have drawn the scorn of education activists, administrators, union members and politicians. The coalition against the college-dropout governor isn’t complete without freshman English students at UW-Whitewater, however. Professor Beth Lueck offered her students extra credit to attend a Thursday night rally against the proposed 13 percent cut to the university system, according a posting on an “internal university website that posts homework assignments and class announcements,” the free-market MacIver Institute said Thursday morning. “You may get extra credit by joining...
  • Scott Walker proposes big cut to University of Wisconsin System

    01/29/2015 2:05:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    MSNBC ^ | January 28, 2015 | David Taintor, graduate of the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a potential 2016 GOP contender who never earned a college degree, has proposed a huge cut in funding for the University of Wisconsin system over the next two years. Walker’s office pitched the plan, which is part of the governor’s budget proposal, boasting it would give the university system more discretion over its finances. But it also carries a $300 million cut and a tuition freeze for the UW system over two years. That amounts to a 13% decrease of state funding for the university system, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel....... Rebecca Blank, chancellor of...
  • Man arrested in stolen truck carrying weapons, explosives, body armor in Seattle

    07/04/2013 8:47:24 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 4, 2013 | M. Alex Johnson
    The FBI and Seattle authorities were investigating a Nevada man who was arrested after he was spotted on the University of Washington campus in a stolen truck carrying multiple explosive devices, stolen firearms and body armor, police said Thursday. The man was arrested a few blocks away after a police pursuit near Seattle Children's Hospital late Wednesday, said John Vinson, chief of the University of Washington police. He gave no further details of the pursuit, but he described the arrest as "high-risk." Justin Miles Jasper was arrested early Thursday and was being held without bail in the King County jail...
  • UW Madison Students: 'Unfair' That Obama Couldn't Use Teleprompter in Debate

    10/05/2012 8:24:27 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 59 replies ^ | 10/5/2012 | Rebel Pundit
    Thousands of President Obama supporters turned out in in Madison, Wisc., for a rally following Wednesday night’s debate in Denver. The mood was somber, to say the least, as they waited to enter Bascom Mall at the University of Wisconsin Thursday afternoon. University of Wisconsin students and fellow Wisconsinites had mixed reviews on the president's performance. I talked to supporters of the president who had watched the debate, asking how they thought the president did. One after the other said they were left unimpressed and “not inspired,” seemingly depressed and lethargic in their continuing support of the president. More than...
  • Sterling Hall bomber Armstrong arrested after $800,000 cash found in vehicle

    05/27/2012 10:55:28 PM PDT · by Wally_Kalbacken · 17 replies
    The Wisconsin State Journal ^ | May 22nd | ED TRELEVEN
    Convicted Sterling Hall bomber Karl Armstrong was arrested last week in Chicago after state troopers found more than $800,000 cash in heat-sealed bags stashed inside of a motor home that Armstrong was driving, according to a document filed Monday in court. That arrest Thursday led to a search on Saturday by the state Division of Criminal Investigation of a town of Madison trailer home where Armstrong lives for evidence of marijuana trafficking, according to a search warrant filed in Dane County Circuit Court. Neither Wisconsin nor Illinois authorities found marijuana in Armstrong's trailer or motor home.
  • Justice put him in prison, now justice is his mission (UW-O professor killed wife/mother-in-law)

    05/04/2011 1:52:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Columbia Missourian ^ | August 8, 2004 | India Williams
    ".....From 1977 to 1990, Lenza served time in Missouri’s State Penitentiary in Jefferson City, also called “The Walls.” He was convicted of murder in 1975 after confessing to killing his first wife and mother-in-law, putting his mother-in-law’s body in a barrel and throwing the barrel into the Mississippi River....."
  • UW to honor war heroes with Medal of Honor memorial (WA)

    11/10/2009 11:10:26 AM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies · 823+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | November 10, 2009 | Jack Broom
    In observance of Veterans Day, the University of Washington will dedicate a new memorial to eight UW alumni who have received the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest honor for valor in battle.Earning a medal, of any sort, was the furthest thing from Bruce Crandall's mind on the morning of Nov. 14, 1965, as he repeatedly flew his Huey helicopter through a hail of enemy fire in Vietnam. Only this mattered: His comrades needed him. Likewise, John "Bud" Hawk wasn't looking for glory on Aug. 20, 1944, when he stayed exposed in a French orchard, taking a shot in the...
  • Protest Brews Over Cheney Center

    09/09/2009 7:36:06 AM PDT · by jessduntno · 28 replies · 1,806+ views
    AP - Mars ^ | Today | AP
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Sept. 8) — A decision by the University of Wyoming to name a new center for international students for former Vice President Dick Cheney is drawing criticism from people who say Cheney's support for the Iraq war and harsh interrogation techniques should disqualify him from the distinction. The former vice president and wife Lynne are expected to attend Thursday's dedication of the new Cheney International Center on the Laramie campus. Protesters plan to be there, too. The center is funded in part with $3.2 million the Cheneys donated to the university in several installments while he was vice...
  • University of Washington, man set himslef on fire (Gastly)

    10/30/2008 7:08:33 PM PDT · by fuzzybutt · 76 replies · 2,502+ views
    Seattle911 ^ | 10/30/2008 | Hector Castro
    Seattle firefighters had to take a man to Harborview Medical Center after he set himself on fire at the University of Washington campus. Witnesses told authorities that the 61-year-old man was in the middle of Red Square around 1 p.m. when he poured gasoline over himself and set himself on fire, Seattle Fire Department spokeswoman Dana Vander Houwen said. The man suffered burns over most of his body, she said. His condition was unavailable.