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Kamala Harris talks abortion, appeals to voters in Milwaukee

Sep. 22, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris met with college students and Latino leaders in Milwaukee on Thursday, a visit meant to energize voters just under seven weeks before an election in which Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson are on the ballot. ...

New UW student enrollment numbers highest since 2018

Sep. 22, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System is seeing the highest number of new student enrollments since before the COVID-19 pandemic seized the state. System officials released preliminary estimates Thursday that show 26,442 first-year students, including freshmen...

Vice President Harris to visit Milwaukee

Sep. 19, 2022 08:53 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris is scheduled to visit Milwaukee on Thursday, a visit less than two months before the election and her third to the city since taking office. The White House said on Monday that Harris plans to deliver remarks at the Democratic Attorneys...

Man who killed Wisconsin doctor, her husband gets life

Sep. 07, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The man convicted in the fatal shooting of a University of Wisconsin physician and her husband in the school's arboretum was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday without the possibility of parole. Khari Sanford abducted Dr. Beth Potter, 52, and Robin Carre,...

UW Health nurses plan to issue strike notice Friday

Sep. 01, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hundreds of nurses who work for UW Health plan to notify administrators of their intention to strike if they don't recognize their union in a protracted battle to regain bargaining rights. The union, SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin, said it will issue the legally...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Aug. 25, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

Kenosha News. August 19, 2022. Editorial: Rep. Vos hangs on; Gableman circus leaves town Assembly Speaker Robin Vos won a narrow victory over challenger Adam Steen in the Republican primary and deserves a round of applause from those who want to move on from the past...

UW System launches free tuition program at regional campuses

Aug. 15, 2022 15:20 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System is launching a new tuition waiver at its 12 regional campuses. The program, dubbed the Wisconsin Tuition Promise, is modeled after the Bucky’s Tuition Promise program at UW-Madison. Beginning in fall 2023, Wisconsin...

'I didn't really learn anything': COVID grads face college

Aug. 09, 2022 01:56 AM EDT

Angel Hope looked at the math test and felt lost. He had just graduated near the top of his high school class, winning scholarships from prestigious colleges. But on this test — a University of Wisconsin exam that measures what new students learned in high school — all he could do was guess. ...

Northwestern's president-elect steps down to battle cancer

Jul. 11, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Rebecca Blank, who was named last fall the first female president of Northwestern University, announced Monday she is stepping down after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. In a news release, the school said that Blank, who concluded her...