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wisconsin students work on book about ho-chunk culture


in a cross-cultural literary feat two years in the making, a class of dual-language immersion students at lincoln elementary school in madison has helped create the first trilingual children's book about the ho-chunk nation.






ho-chunk nation urges judge to reject casino lawsuit


the ho-chunk nation is pushing back against a rival tribe's lawsuit seeking to halt the ho-chunk's plans to expand a northern wisconsin casino, arguing in new filings that the lawsuit has little chance of success and a judge should reject it.






study: students with concussions struggle more academically


madison, wis. (ap) — wisconsin researchers have linked academic struggles to concussions. the wisconsin state journal reports university of wisconsin-madison researchers have found that university students with concussions struggle about 14 percent more than students with other injuries, such as broken bones, torn ligaments or sprains. students with concussions reported struggling to pay attention, trouble […]






wisconsin students demand free tuition for black students


wisconsin student group said it’s a way to diversify.






wisconsin students demand free tuition for black students


black students should be offered free tuition and housing at the university of wisconsin-madison because blacks were legally barred from education during slavery and university remains out of reach for black students today, the student government said wednesday.






wisconsin students demand free tuition for black students


madison, wis. (ap) — the university of wisconsin-madison’s student government is demanding free tuition for black students. the associated students of madison adopted a resolution wednesday saying blacks were legally barred from education during slavery and that the flagship school remains out of reach for students of color. the resolution demands free access, tuition and […]






wisconsin tribes clash in casino expansion fight


an increasingly bitter quarrel between a mohican band and the ho-chunk nation in central wisconsin illustrates how tribes across the country are clashing as they battle for gambling revenue in an ever-tightening market.






19 minutes with microsoft’s ceo: a new book, a new culture and a “complete nonse


now he is an author with a book of his own. nadella's book, "hit refresh," hit shelves this week. he joins the few sitting ceos who've written their own books while still on the job. even fewer have done so this early in their tenure: nadella became only the third ceo of microsoft in february 2014. part memoir, part leadership guide, part futurist vision of technology, the new book describes how nadella has been reinventing an aging tech giant into a more open, more collaborative culture focused on putting mobile and cloud computing first.






university of wisconsin student government demands free tuition for black studen


black students should be offered free tuition and housing at the university of wisconsin-madison because blacks were legally barred from education during slavery and university remains out of reach for black students today, the student government said wednesday. the associated students of madison...






former wisconsin prisons secretary penning tell-all book


a former wisconsin prisons secretary is writing a tell-all book about how he was driven out of state government.






wisconsin ads need a touch of creepiness to appeal to illinois millennials


after watching those ridiculous ads from wisconsin hoping to lure illinois millennials to leave home and live, work, play and pay taxes among the cheeseheads, one thing is perfectly clear. those “wisconsin: it’s more you” ads really suck. “it’s as if some old guy non-millennial in wisconsin thought,...






university of wisconsin approves free speech policy that punishes student protes


university of wisconsin system leaders approved a policy friday that calls for suspending and expelling students who disrupt campus speeches and presentations, saying students need to listen to all sides of issues and arguments. the board of regents adopted the language on a voice vote during a...






wisconsin budget committee set to resume work


wisconsin lawmakers are set to starting taking votes on the state budget again after republican infighting stalled work on the spending plan for more than two months.






division over trump's travel ban in wisconsin


immigration and civil rights advocates in wisconsin spoke out monday against president donald trump's travel ban affecting seven mostly muslim countries, while the university of wisconsin urged about 130 affected students not to leave the country because they may not be able to return.






wisconsin republican urges cuts to college aid to keep poor students from buying


a wisconsin republican called for cuts to federal student aid because he doesn’t approve of the way some beneficiaries spend their money. rep. glenn grothman (r-wi) complained tuesday during a congressional hearing that low-income students are spending their pell grant funds on commercial good...






uw-madison starts free tuition program for transfer students


madison, wis. (ap) — a new program at the university of wisconsin-madison promises to cover tuition and fees for first-generation college students from wisconsin who transfer from one of the university system’s two-year colleges. the milwaukee journal sentinel reports that almost 140 students qualified for the badger promise program this fall. the program pays for […]






wisconsin tribes clash in casino expansion fight


bowler, wis. (ap) — at 85, betty putnam-schiel has trouble standing, but she gets along well enough in her home on the stockbridge-munsee band of mohicans’ northern wisconsin reservation thanks to tribal assistants who do everything from shovel her snow to change her lightbulbs. but maybe not for much longer. another tribe, the ho-chunk nation, […]






corporate culture can make all the difference


maybe this is why corporate culture is one of the hottest topics in business today. people want to work for businesses that focus on terrific employee culture.






“upside-down magic” is named 2017 youth one book, one denver on monday


elementary students cheered with excitement about "upside-down magic," a book about students who struggle to control their magic and are made fun of by their peers but find being different is not so bad.






uw-madison starts free tuition program for transfer students


a new program at the university of wisconsin-madison promises to cover tuition and fees for first-generation college students from wisconsin who transfer from one of the university system's two-year colleges.






what else curd it be? cheese is top wisconsin dairy product


mineral point, wis. (ap) — it’s easily the cheesiest new law in wisconsin. gov. scott walker on thursday signed a bill making cheese wisconsin’s official dairy product. walker surrounded himself with fourth grade students from mineral point elementary school who were “udderly” dedicated to getting the recognition for cheese in “america’s dairyland.” students who lobbied […]






‘fragile snowflakes’: wisc. gop mocked over ‘draconian’ bill to punish students


republicans in wisconsin are being called “fragile snowflakes” after pushing a bill which would require university of wisconsin to punish students who disrupt speeches on campus. the bill would also require the campuses remain “neutral” on issues of public importance. supporters say its goal is “to ...






wisconsin schools teach penmanship despite standards change


some wisconsin students are still learning cursive, even though it's not required in the common core education standards.






former wisconsin governor's book focuses on alzheimer's


former wisconsin gov. martin schreiber is on a mission to help caregivers avoid the pitfalls that come with caring for a loved one with alzheimer's disease.






former wisconsin prisons secretary penning tell-all book


madison, wis. (ap) — a former wisconsin prisons secretary is writing a tell-all book about how he was driven out of state government. former department of corrections secretary ed wall resigned in 2016 as word was breaking that the fbi was taking over a state probe into abuse at the state’s youth prison. wall returned […]






wisconsin town embraces latino population amid immigration talks


nearly 60 percent of a city in western wisconsin voted for president donald trump, but residents say there hasn't been a culture of anti-immigrant or anti-hispanic sentiment in the community.






minnesotans who work in wisconsin to receive tax credit


minnesota is giving up efforts to reach a tax reciprocity agreement with wisconsin.






new book uncovers surprising answers to why students drop out


high-school dropouts are generally assumed to be problem kids who never liked school. absolutely wrong, says a new book based on detailed interviews with 53 former students living in the puget sound area.






letter: tax cuts work for big business and wealthy


wisconsin and minnesota are similar in many ways. however, wisconsin gov. scott walker got tax cuts for corporations and the rich, and now wisconsin trails most states in job growth. minnesota, on the other hand, increased taxes on the wealthy and is prospering. minnesota’s support for the environment versus wisconsin’s business-first attitude have also resulted in […]






pow! learn about women comic book artists of world war ii at richmond talk


author and pop-culture historian trina robbins will discuss her new book about the women comic book artists of the war years and the characters they created at a special program.






wisconsin school grows crops in hydroponics system


students at a private school in eastern wisconsin are growing their own food for lunch in the school's cafeteria.






wisconsin school bus crash sends some students to hospital


a school bus crash has sent some students to the hospital in western wisconsin.






wisconsin assembly to vote on campus free speech


a republican-backed bill that would call for punishment of wisconsin college students who disrupt campus speakers or presentations was set to clear a major legislative hurdle wednesday.






wisconsin assembly set to loosen child work permit law


wisconsin's 16- and 17-year-olds wouldn't need permission from their parents to get jobs under a republican bill moving through the legislature.






wisconsin health official defends food stamp work rule


wisconsin's top health official told lawmakers wednesday that 64,000 adults who lost food stamp benefits because they didn't meet a work requirement made a deliberate choice and "i don't think we kicked anybody off."