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  • Plans for 'Diversity Week' underway [sexuality day, multicultural day, religious diversity...]

    10/30/2012 10:07:12 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 11 replies
    Plans for 'Diversity Week' underway 9 hours ago • Aarushi Agni The Associated Students of Madison Diversity Committee met Monday to discuss the group’s plan to create a week themed around diversity.The first annual “Diversity Week” is tentatively scheduled for the week of April 15, 2013. ASM Diversity Committee Chair Mia Akers said the event would aim to engage students who are not specifically interested in diversity issues to think about the issue on a broader level. Victoria Atkinson, the ASM intern on the project, said the week would designate each of the five weekdays to promoting understanding of adifferent...
  • 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.
  • UW student wins top Innovation Days prize for prosthetic hand

    02/11/2012 4:13:13 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    Daydreaming during class paid off for UW-Madison student Eric Ronning. He won $11,250 on Friday at UW-Madison's annual Innovation Days for an invention he came up with during an engineering lecture. "I space out a lot," Ronning admitted, a sophomore from Lincolnwood, Ill., who is majoring in mechanical engineering. His invention, called the Manu Print, is an inexpensive prosthetic hand for amputees in developing countries. He said the prototype he created used only $20 of material. Other prosthetic hands on the market cost more than $1,000. More than $27,000 in prizes are awarded at Innovation Days, which is in its...
  • Occupy Madison loses permit (Busted for lewd activity and littering)

    10/29/2011 9:34:50 AM PDT · by Thunder90 · 19 replies
    The "People's" Daily Cardinal ^ | 10/27/2011 | Taylor Harvey
    Snip- "City officials temporarily denied Occupy Madison a new street use permit Wednesday after protesters violated public health and safety conditions and failed to follow the correct processes to renew or amend a permit..." "A neighboring hotel's staff alleged voiced concerns about having to recently escort hotel employees to and from bus stops late at night due to inappropriate behavior, such as public masturbation, from street protesters."
  • Wis. Union Protesters Disrupt Special Olympics Ceremony (Dressed as zombies)

    06/08/2011 3:38:17 PM PDT · by Jean S · 120 replies · 1+ views
    MacIverInstitute ^ | 6/8/11 | MacIverInstitute - youtube
    Really ugly.
  • 994 Special Topic: Renewing Socialism (UW Madison Sociology course-barf)

    04/28/2011 7:47:17 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 5 replies
    Havens Center ^ | UW Madison Havens Center
    This is actually a course at UW Madison for sociology graduate students. One of the topics calls for a violent overthrow of the capitalist system. The head of the UW Havens center is part of the Wisconsin Wave, a left wing organization behind the union protests.
  • Michael Moore: "America is not broke"

    03/06/2011 7:03:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Salon's War Room ^ | March 6, 2011 | Peter Finocchiario
    The documentary filmmaker was in Wisconsin yesterday, slamming Republicans for cutting union benefits. Michael Moore has a message for Wisconsinites: Contrary to what those in power would like you to believe -- so that you'll give up your pension, cut your wages, and settle for the life your great-grandparents had -- America is not broke. The claim came at the beginning of a speech delivered by the documentary filmmaker and liberal firebrand at the Wisconsin State Captiol yesterday. Over the course of 30 minutes, Moore railed against Republicans, who he accused of misleading the American public when they claim that...
  • Young Socialist Reveals Popular ‘Noodles & Company‘ Restaurant Is Harsh ’Dictatorship’

    03/01/2011 11:09:00 AM PST · by chickadee · 42 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/1/2011
    Aaron Kennedy, the founder of Noodles, grew up on a farm with few to no connections to money. Like my friend Rob, Kennedy also studied at the University of Wisconsin. At 29, while eating at a Chinese restaurant, Kennedy had an idea, and scribbled his business plan on a napkin. Scraping some money together from his friends and family and maxing out eight credit cards, Kennedy opened the first Noodles in his basement, and then put together a team with whom he’d build and operate 100 Noodles branches all on their own. It is now a $75 million franchise with...
  • ASM endorses [Student] walkout (UW Madison student association)

    02/17/2011 6:06:42 AM PST · by Thunder90 · 24 replies
    The Badger Herald ^ | 2/17/2011 | Emily Coban
    The student government voted in support of endorsing a campus-wide student walkout in opposition of the proposed budget repair bill during their meeting Wednesday evening. The Associated Students of Madison voted in favor of supporting the walkout, which encourages University of Wisconsin students to abstain from attending classes on Thursday as part of the rallies taking place in response to Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal.
  • Badger football goes carbon-neutral this season

    11/01/2010 7:09:01 AM PDT · by Sopater · 21 replies
    The Daily Cardinal ^ | September 14, 2009 | Kelsey Gunderson
    UW-Madison athletics officials have created a unique way to use the UW Badgers' home football season to reduce carbon emissions. According to Justin Doherty, UW-Madison assistant athletic director, the effort to create a "carbon-neutral" football season involves offsetting the amount of carbon that is expended during home football games because of practices like fans traveling to and from the game and the use of electricity. He said along with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, UW-Madison calculated the amount of carbon emitted at home football games and will pay for carbon "credits" as a part of the Chicago Climate...
  • Obama at (UW Madison) Rally... "Change is going to come" (BARF)

    09/29/2010 5:55:49 AM PDT · by Thunder90 · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Associated Press
    Watch the youtube video at the link.... Mega barf
  • UW Students Fined for Dragging 20-foot City Maple into Apartment

    06/05/2010 7:06:25 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 13 replies · 375+ views ^ | June 5, 2010 | JAne Burns
    Two UW-Madison students woke up with a maple tree in their living room Saturday morning, then spent part of the day replanting it because they were the ones who had dragged it there in the first place. Thomas Schroeder, 21, of Menomonee Falls, and Brenton Neuharth, 21, from Eureka, S.D., were issued citations for damage to property for taking a newly planted tree out of the ground on a terrace between West Main and South Broom streets. Madison police were alerted to it by Keith and Karen Weiss, who were returning from the Dane County Farmers’ Market and noticed an...
  • Prosecutor to consider charges in UW sheep deaths [WI-Special Prosecutor]

    06/03/2010 6:06:56 PM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies · 279+ views
    MADISON (AP) - A judge has appointed a special prosecutor to determine whether to file criminal charges against nine UW-Madison researchers and officials responsible for experiments that killed sheep. Dane County Circuit Court Judge Amy Smith appointed Madison lawyer David Geier to consider whether to file charges over experiments in which sheep were killed through decompression. Animal rights groups, including People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, filed a petition seeking criminal charges against 14 UW-Madison employees. Smith found probable cause that nine of them violated the law directly or as party to a crime. The petition came after Dane...
  • (UW Madison Prof says:) Flotilla raid 'a carefully planned action' (BARF WORTHY)

    06/01/2010 11:52:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies · 483+ views
    Jennifer Loewenstein, a professor at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, says Israel's deadly attack on the Freedom Flotilla was a "very carefully planned action" subsidized by the United States. The Gaza Freedom Flotilla, which was carrying food and medical supplies to Gaza, came under fire early Monday morning by Israeli navy forces in international waters more than 150km off the coast of Gaza. Twenty international activists are reported to have been killed and 50 others injured in the incident. The following is the transcript of Press TV's interview with Jennifer Loewenstein: Press TV: The first question that comes to...
  • Naked Bike Ride in Madison looking good

    05/26/2010 7:11:29 AM PDT · by Thunder90 · 36 replies · 1,685+ views
    The Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 5/16/10 | GEORGE HESSELBERG
    Efforts to herd clothed, scantily clad and unclad bicyclists together for a potentially uncomfortable Madison tour on World Naked Bike Ride day have flopped in the past. But next month, they just might pull it off. Or at least most of it. There has been no official announcement, but there have been posters, and several informal meetings in the Rathskeller at the Memorial Union on campus. An earnest discussion group is maintained at and news has circulated among bicycle groups. NOTE: The image in this story may be considered by some to be mildly not safe for work/children (Similar...
  • Jews, Muslims Clash at Wisconsin University

    05/02/2010 2:07:08 PM PDT · by SJackson · 84 replies · 3,223+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5-2-10 | Maayana Miskin
    Maayana Miskin Jewish and Muslim students clashed Thursday at an event at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, according to the local paper Journal Sentinel. The clash left one Jewish student wounded and a Muslim student under arrest. University officials plan to investigate the incident. The story began as Jewish students held a celebration in honor of Israel's recent Independence Day outside the student union offices. A group of students from the Muslim Student Association came to the event and began yelling at those present, accusing Israel of mistreating Arabs. "We didn't go there intending to cause trouble, we just...
  • Glenn Beck vs. Joel Rogers, King of the Progressives

    04/30/2010 9:10:14 AM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 96 replies · 2,580+ views
    Right Pundits ^ | April 29th, 2010 | Andrew Zarowny
    Glenn Beck vs. Joel Rogers, King of the Progressives If Fox News commentator, Glenn Beck is right, Joel Rogers may be the man behind Obama and the entire Progressive Movement. Not a far stretch as Progressives got their start in Wisconsin, where Joel teaches law, political science and sociology at the University of Wisconsin. Thursday morning, Joel was a featured speaker at an Earth Day conference in Chicago on public transportation. Needless to say, he’s all for it! But Beck has connected the dots on his magic blackboards (He needs about three or four now, at least!) as he ties...
  • Joe Soucheray: Research Palin's speech? Are you freakin' kiddin'?

    11/18/2009 7:35:09 AM PST · by rhema · 49 replies · 1,879+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 11/17/2009 | Joe Soucheray
    The pickings are apparently so slim in the linguistics field that three University of Wisconsin-Madison linguists took on the conundrum of Sarah Palin's speech patterns. That's how it was reported, a conundrum, suggesting that they went off in search of a solution to a problem that didn't exist. Now, it was pretty good fun when Tina Fey took on Palin. There was one episode of "Saturday Night Live'' when Palin was a guest and Fey and Palin were on the set at the same time. I didn't know who was who. There were cards wandering around Foggy Bottom who had...
  • Documentary by UW Students Asks: Is Generation Y Uniquely Apathetic?

    10/17/2008 2:40:55 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 15 replies · 322+ views ^ | October 17, 2008 | Todd Finkelmeyer
    UW-Madison students exploring political activism of today's youth released a short documentary on Friday titled "Youthanized." The video, which is available at compares activism of today's UW students with those of the late 1960s and early 1970s -- when Madison was a national hot spot for Vietnam War protestors. The documentary, which started to take shape in the fall of 2007 as a school project for Mark Korshak, begins by posing the question, "Is Generation Y uniquely apathetic?""There really isn't a simple answer to that question," said Korshak, a Los Angeles native who in May earned his undergraduate degree...
  • UW Madison professor drugged, robbed while in Russia

    11/21/2007 10:51:27 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 33 replies · 23+ views ^ | 11/21/07 | Justin Piehowski/AP
    A U-W Madison professor is back in the United States and recovering after being drugged, robbed and dumped in a remote Russian park. David Bethea is chairman of the university's Slavic languages department. Bethea has visited Russia more than two dozen times. But, he says he made a mistake he hopes other tourists can learn from. He accepted a cup of coffee from a cab driver, who apparently had laced it with a date-rape-like drug. A stranger found Bethea in a remote park in St. Petersburg about 12 hours later. He spent eight days in a St. Petersburg hospital before...
  • Holiday Recalls Loved Ones (El Dia de los Muertos)

    11/03/2007 5:24:59 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 49 replies · 495+ views ^ | November 3, 2007 | Katie Dean
    (UW's Mexican party has dancers, food) Members of the UW-Madison's Chicano student group and others interested in Mexican culture gathered Friday night for El Dia de los Muertos, an annual holiday that celebrates those who have died, not with sadness and tears but with lively festivities. "On this day, it's believed that spirits come back and celebrate with their loved ones," said Vanessa Sanchez, a legal studies major from Waukesha, and co-chairwoman of the student group, called MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan). "Day of the Dead" is an indigenous celebration that dates to the time of the Aztecs, she...
  • Youth turnout large in D.C. war protest (Mega barf)

    03/19/2007 10:36:18 AM PDT · by Thunder90 · 65 replies · 1,724+ views
    The (People's) Daily Cardinal ^ | 3/19/07 | Written by Erica Pelzek
    UW students march on Pentagon with over 50,000 people WASHINGTON, D.C.— “What do we want? Troops out! When do we want ‘em? Now!” Pro-peace chants rang through a Van Galder coach bus filled with members of UW-Madison’s Campus Anti-War Network, as it drove out of a gray, windy Madison toward an even colder, blustery Washington, D.C., Friday. The members marched on the Pentagon to protest the war—Saturday marked the four-year anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. The 51 protesting bus riders represented a variety of political ideologies, from Democrat to Green Party to Socialist. The political atmosphere on the...
  • East Troy girl awaits Chinese stem cells

    03/04/2007 5:26:26 PM PST · by Coleus · 202+ views
    GazetteExtra ^ | 02.23.07 | Mike Heine
    In less than a week, a little girl from East Troy with a rare genetic condition will get on a plane with her mother, aunt and cousin and head to China to receive more than 60 million stem cells. Brooke Barels, 9, suffers from Glucose Transporter Deficiency, a condition caused by a genetic mutation of the gene that processes glucose from food into fuel for her body. As a result, Brooke suffers from cerebral palsy-like symptoms and cannot function like normal children.  She's the 83rd person in the world diagnosed with GLUT-1, as it's better known. She'll be the first...
  • Scientist Offers a Hurricane Warning; Storms to Worsen, Professor Says

    02/24/2007 10:05:50 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 42 replies · 819+ views ^ | February 24, 2007 | Kelly McClurg
    The increasing intensity of hurricanes hitting the U.S. is partly driven by global warming, and the ferocity of storms to come is likely to increase as surface temperatures of the ocean rise, says a noted scientist visiting UW-Madison. "The effects of global warming do not only concern scientists," Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Kerry Emanuel told an audience at a public lecture Thursday. "I want to put this issue into a societal context."Emanuel, a professor in the department of earth, atmospheric and planetary sciences at MIT, has published two books and over 100 scientific articles. One article published in the...
  • (Barf Alert)Neutrality not OK, Zinn tells listeners

    10/25/2006 9:20:17 AM PDT · by Thunder90 · 13 replies · 560+ views
    Badger Herald ^ | 10/25/2006 | Cassie Kornblau
    Howard Zinn, a celebrated American political scientist, addressed University of Wisconsin students at the Memorial Union Theater Tuesday about the importance of history and democracy to provide context to current issues in government and war. Zinn said his focus is on “clear” history, which he defined as making individual decisions about how to perceive historical and current events, because it makes people aware of their own interests. “It is a lie to say we are one great happy family with the same interest,” Zinn said. “Exxon and I do not have the same interests, and Bush and the soldiers do...
  • Barf... There is a new Antiwar group at UW Madison!

    09/09/2006 12:06:59 AM PDT · by Thunder90 · 17 replies · 513+ views
    A new group, called "Middle East Solidarity" (AKA support the terrorists and worship Saint Pancake, Rachel Corrie), was created by the ultra left on my campus. The reason for formation of this group is that Stop the War had it's Student Org status revoked due to it's vandalism to the ROTC building (cutting the rope to the US flag) and constant harassment of recuiters at events. Also, I suspect a link to the International Solidarity movement, thus the Saint Pancake reference earlier. There is one catch however. The problem with the new group is that it is a contiuation of...
  • UW Instructor Who Blames U.S. for 9/11 Teaches First Class

    09/06/2006 6:55:00 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 8 replies · 446+ views
    JSOnline via AP ^ | September 5, 2006 | Colin Fly
    MADISON, WI (AP) -- A part-time instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison taught the first class of his course on Islam Tuesday after drawing intense scrutiny for his belief the U.S. government orchestrated the Sept. 11 attacks. Days before the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks, Kevin Barrett touched only briefly on them but told students the subject would be covered in discussions in early November during his twice-a-week course, "Islam: Religion and Culture." Barrett, castigated by some legislators after his views were publicized over the summer, used self-deprecating humor as he began the class, describing himself as an Irish...
  • Welfare and the Ivory Tower

    08/21/2006 2:22:35 PM PDT · by JSedreporter · 2 replies · 531+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 21, 2006 | Malcolm A. Kline
    There may be a reason why academics are nearly as reluctant to discuss welfare reform as they are to do a recap of The Cold War: most professors were wrong about the War on Poverty too. “Washington declared war on poverty and poverty won,” former President Ronald Reagan famously said. Most pedagogues never saw it that way. “In Wisconsin, 33 families a day entered the state from Illinois and Chicago lured by higher benefits,” the Claremont Institute’s Eloise Anderson remembers of the land-o-lakes she called home for three decades. “The academic community denied that was a motive to move from...
  • Teacher's radical 9/11 views raise red flags

    08/18/2006 2:58:17 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 42 replies · 1,250+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 18, 2006 | Amanda Paulson
    According to Kevin Barrett, the US government planned and carried out the 9/11 attacks, the World Trade Center imploded due to explosives set up ahead of time in the buildings, Minnesota Sen. Paul Wellstone's plane crash was no accident, and Osama bin Laden has probably been dead since 2001. Mr. Barrett is not a radical anarchist or a teenager peddling conspiracy theories; he's a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin, Madison - a fact that has outraged some state politicians. The case has drawn national attention and provided grist for conservative talk-show hosts, while the university has been deluged with...
  • Wag the Scholar

    08/07/2006 1:27:22 PM PDT · by JSedreporter · 11 replies · 455+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 7,2006 | Matthew Murphy
    Hired by the University of Wisconsin to teach “Islam: Religion and Culture,” this fall at the Madison campus, Kevin Barrett believes that the 9/11 attacks on America were planned and executed by the U.S. government and not the work of terrorists. Barrett co-founded Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance for 9/11 Truth. Barrett’s views have caused a divide in Wisconsin. Barrett and university officials have stated that Barrett’s personal views will not be discussed or taught in the class. Supporters of Barrett argue that he has the right to academic freedom. Some state legislatures called for the university to fire Barrett immediately. So which...
  • 9/11 conspiracy theorists energized

    08/06/2006 5:18:55 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 84 replies · 2,012+ views ^ | 7 August 2006
    (AP) -- Kevin Barrett believes the U.S. government might have destroyed the World Trade Center. Steven Jones is researching what he calls evidence that the twin towers were brought down by explosives detonated inside them, not by hijacked airliners. These men aren't uneducated junk scientists: Barrett will teach a class on Islam at the University of Wisconsin this fall, over the protests of more than 60 state legislators. Jones is a tenured physicist at Brigham Young University whose mainstream academic job has made him a hero to conspiracy theorists. Five years after the terrorist attacks, a community that believes widely...
  • Federalism 101

    07/14/2006 5:30:19 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 2 replies · 326+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 13, 2006 | Malcolm Kline
    Critics of higher education who say American colleges do not prepare students for life after graduation may be way off base: Among federal judges, the problem may be that they do try to apply their education to the post-graduate day jobs that they hold. “At a seminar for federal judges in Kansas City, one of the more conservative judges said, ‘Isn’t it a shame that people don’t know the five rights in the first amendment,’” historian John Kaminski remembered in a recent forum at the Cato Institute. “One of the more activist judges said, ‘Five rights, I’ve been giving 25...
  • UW's hiring of Kevin Barrett a disservice to students, legacy [Student gets it right]

    07/13/2006 4:48:00 PM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies · 692+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 7-13-06 | Patrick Michelson
    Many people in Madison will welcome the news that Kevin Barrett has been allowed to teach a course on Islam at the UW. Most will see it as a triumph of academic freedom. Others will rejoice because they believe what Barrett alleges: that the terrorist attack of Sept. 11 was "an inside job" and a "gargantuan, Satanic lie" concocted by the U.S. government to wage an endless war. I, however, will not be one of those celebrating. Barrett's accusations about Sept. 11, as most of us well know, have no grounding in reality, forensic evidence or common sense. But by...
  • Lecturer denounces critics of his 9-11 teachings (Kevin Barrett)

    07/10/2006 6:30:32 PM PDT · by Jean S · 70 replies · 1,644+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 7/10/06 | MEGAN TWOHEY
    <p>A University of Wisconsin-Madison lecturer who has sparked controversy by teaching that the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks were an inside job lashed out Sunday at public officials who have questioned his right to teach.</p> <p>Speaking at a gathering at UW-Milwaukee, Kevin Barrett took aim at state Rep. Stephen Nass (R-Whitewater), U.S. Rep. Mark Green (R-Wis.) and Gov. Jim Doyle.</p>
  • Provost review clears Barrett to teach class on Islam [U. Wisc. Hires 9/11 Conspiracy Whacko]

    07/10/2006 5:01:18 PM PDT · by Alouette · 26 replies · 792+ views
    Following a thorough review, University of Wisconsin-Madison Provost Patrick Farrell today announced that lecturer Kevin Barrett will teach, as scheduled, a class titled "Islam: Religion and Culture." Barrett's remarks regarding his theories on the events of Sept. 11 recently drew widespread attention and criticism. As a result, Farrell, along with Gary Sandefur, dean of the College of Letters and Science, and Ellen Rafferty, chair of the department of languages and cultures of Asia, met with Barrett. They reviewed his course syllabus and reading materials and examined his past teaching evaluations. "There is no question that Mr. Barrett holds personal opinions...
  • Wisconsin's Ward Churchill? UW-Madison lecturer on Islam is leading 9/11 conspiracy theorist

    06/29/2006 1:26:49 PM PDT · by Jean S · 44 replies · 2,943+ views
    AM 620 WTMJ Newsradio ^ | 6/29/06 | Jessica McBride
    Wisconsin's Ward Churchill? UW-Madison lecturer on Islam is leading 9/11 conspiracy theorist who thinks the U.S. government blew up the Trade Center and wrote letter discussing Bush execution ++++++++++audio coming soon How is UW-Madison lecturer Kevin Barrett like Ward Churchill? Actually, he's not. He's whackier. Churchill believes the terrorists caused the World Trade Center attacks. He just thinks they were justified in some manner. And now the university where he has tenure in Colorado is trying to fire him. Remember how upset we all got about Churchill, who was just a prof from another state who was in town for...
  • Former UW Researcher a Fraud? (Genetics Prof)

    06/01/2006 5:54:33 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 9 replies · 1,062+ views
    JSOnline via AP ^ | June 1, 2006 | Todd Richmond
    MADISON, WI (AP) -- University of Wisconsin-Madison investigators have accused a former genetics professor of distorting research findings in grant applications and her published papers. Elizabeth B. Goodwin improperly relabeled charts and graphs in the applications for three grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Institutes of Health, investigators found. The investigators' findings became public Wednesday. "There is compelling evidence of scientific misconduct by Dr. Goodwin," the investigators' report said. For example, a diagram in one of the applications is a replica of a diagram taken from a published paper, the report said. The protein depicted in...
  • Files Show UW-Madison Prof Had Porn on Computer (WI)

    04/29/2006 3:38:57 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 24 replies · 1,020+ views ^ | April 29, 2006 | Ryan Foley
    A UW-Madison professor dismissed earlier this month for a felony conviction collected pornographic images on his school computer for a decade, according to documents released Friday. The UW Board of Regents voted April 7 to dismiss L. Keith Cohen, a 30-year faculty member of the UW-Madison Department of Comparative Literature. On Friday, the UW released a copy of the board's decision to The Associated Press under an open records request. The firing was done over the objections of a UW-Madison faculty committee.Cohen was arrested in March 2005. Authorities said he had driven to suburban Milwaukee to meet a 14-year-old boy...
  • Students reveling in Playboy exposure

    04/28/2006 7:40:15 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 73 replies · 2,986+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 28 Apr 06 | Jim Stingl
    A recent survey found that women fret about the shape of their bodies every 15 minutes, even more frequently than men think about sex, if that's possible. This insecurity does not seem to bedevil 19 female students at UW-Madison who get bucky naked or nearly so in the May issue of Playboy and its glossy tribute to America's top 10 party schools. Madison came in at No. 1, the magazine says, for throwing huge bashes like the Mifflin Street Block Party, which is Saturday, and the annual Halloween riot. All across Wisconsin and beyond right now, male high
  • UW gun club aims to educate, activate

    04/14/2006 7:18:37 AM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 381+ views
    The Daily Cardinal ^ | 14 April 2006 | Shira Nanus
    A UW-Madison student group that aims to teach students responsible gun use has also done advocacy work for Wisconsin’s concealed-carry amendment. Student Alliance for Firearm Education and Responsibility, a student organization since the mid-’90s, allows students to compete in shooting and discuss gun-related issues. According to UW-Madison senior and SAFER President Lucas Keith, the group’s success lies in the commitment of its members, a mix of avid shooters and students who have never seen a gun in their life. “People are reluctant to come out and try it … and we try to alleviate some of those concerns,” he said....
  • Audit Found UW System Employed 40 Felons (WI)

    03/01/2006 6:01:57 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 8 replies · 319+ views
    JSOnline via AP ^ | March 1, 2006 | Ryan Foley
    MADISON, WI (AP) -- The University of Wisconsin System was unaware it employed a total of 40 felons this fall, including two who committed homicides in the 1970s and four child sex offenders, according to an audit released Tuesday.UW System President Kevin Reilly promised a review of all 40 cases cited by the nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau to determine whether the crimes were related to their employment and the system should dismiss the employees. He said 12 of the employees no longer work for the system and 25 committed the crimes before they were hired. State law prohibits job discrimination...
  • 4 College Students Charged with Hate Crimes (UW Madison, WI)

    01/19/2006 8:00:25 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 37 replies · 1,188+ views ^ | January 18, 2006 | Steven Elbow
    (Anti-gay epithets and spit left on dorm door...) Four college students were charged with hate crimes for an incident during which they allegedly wrote anti-gay statements and spit on a dorm room door.According to a criminal complaint, the victim, whose door displayed a red sign reading "LGBT Liaison" and several gay-themed posters, told police he was awakened in his Ogg Hall dorm room at about 2:30 a.m. on Dec. 21 by someone yelling, "All faggots should die" and "I hate f-- faggots." He opened the door to find "I hate f--- faggots. Die," written on the dry erase board on...
  • Alleged hate crime occurs in Ogg [UW Dorm] (Students spit on LBGT door)

    01/19/2006 9:18:25 AM PST · by Thunder90 · 72 replies · 1,753+ views
    Badger Herald ^ | 1/19/2006 | Megan Costello and Mike Gendall
    Two University of Wisconsin freshmen appeared in court Jan. 17 facing felony charges of disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property as hate crimes. The students, Benjamin Chamberlain and Michael Riha, allegedly vandalized the dorm room door of a UW student and LGBT liaison in Ogg Hall Dec. 21, according to court documents. Also charged and due to appear in Dane County Court Feb. 13 are Purdue University freshman Kevin Cochacki and Auburn University freshman Caleb Moore, both of whom were visiting Riha, their Naperville, Ill., high school friend. According to court documents, Chamberlain is a U.S. Marine ROTC student,...
  • Hate Crime Charges Disheartening to UW (Madison, WI)

    01/21/2006 2:20:09 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 24 replies · 816+ views ^ | January 21, 2006 | Aaron Nathans
    Students, faculty and staff at the University of Wisconsin-Madison were shaken after learning this week about an apparent hate crime in Ogg Hall. Earlier this week, four men were charged with hate crimes after a Dec. 21 incident in which an Ogg Hall lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender liaison had his door defaced.The victim, inside his room, heard someone in the hall yelling epithets; he found that someone had written "I hate f--- faggots, Die" on his dry erase board, UW Police said. Saliva was dripping down his door and pictures on his door were defaced, police said. Two of...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • Red Alert... list of Left groups plan to surround the Whitehouse on Sept 24th

    07/14/2005 12:53:28 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 127 replies · 8,101+ views
    Here is the list so far for sponcers to this hate America fest: ANSWER Code Pink UFPJ NION Al Awda World Workers Party Ruckas Revolutionary Communist party ACORN Campus Antiwar Network International Socialist Org Greens Party Muslim Student Association CPUSA
  • AIA Bestows "Little Churchills" Awards - (these professors deserve to be OUTED!)

    07/18/2005 2:06:39 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 8 replies · 620+ views
    A.I.M.ORG ^ | JULY 145 2005 | MALCOLM A. KLINE
    At its 20th anniversary dinner, Accuracy in Academia will make its first annual presentation of its Little Churchill awards, named after Ward not Winston, for dubious academic achievement. Just as the colorful Ethnic Studies professor has distinguished himself for calling the victims of the World Trade Center attacks of 9-11-01 Little Eichmanns, thus comparing them to the notorious Nazi from the Second World War, so too have a host of academics distinguished themselves by their ethnic sensitivity in an age of "tolerance." But Ward Churchill's achievements do not end there. He has also produced scholarship that either already appeared elsewhere...
  • Biomass fuel advance at UW

    06/04/2005 12:53:30 AM PDT · by alloysteel · 5 replies · 574+ views
    The Capital Times (Madison, WI) ^ | June 4, 2005 | Jeff Richgels
    A UW-Madison team has taken another step forward in producing power from biomass such as cornstalks. UW College of Engineering researchers led by Steenbock Professor James Dumesic filed for two patents a few years ago - one for producing hydrogen from biomass and the other for producing sulfur-free liquid alkanes that could be an ideal additive for diesel fuel. The hydrogen technology is being commercialized by Virent, a fledgling company that recently gained its first institutional funding. The alkanes technology was more problematic, Dumesic said. "It was very volatile and not very good fuel material," he said. However, he said...
  • Morning-After Pill Ban Debated (UW Madison, WI Co-Eds are Mad!)

    05/27/2005 10:08:39 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 8 replies · 413+ views
    AP Via ^ | May 27, 2005 | JR Ross
    A state lawmaker said Thursday the Legislature needs to send a message of disapproval to the University of Wisconsin System after a school clinic urged students to get advance prescriptions for emergency contraception before leaving on Spring Break. Rep. Daniel LeMahieu, R-Oostburg, told his colleagues during an Assembly committee hearing that his proposal to prohibit the UW System from dispensing or prescribing the so-called morning-after pill would do just that. But Rep. Terese Berceau, D-Madison, countered that the legislation was a misguided attempt to change the sexual behavior of college students, and taking away the morning-after pill from college women...