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Anthropology students will help search for remains of victim

Apr. 14, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Anthropology students at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh have been enlisted to help search for the remains of a homicide victim who died in 1983. Starkie Swenson, 67, was last seen riding a bike near Shattuck Middle School in Neenah. In 1994,...

Former offender donates estate to foster rehab from prison

Apr. 12, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Roger Bruesewitz, who died in 2019 at 82, spent much of his early life in and out of jail after robbing businesses, running “a dirty bookstore” and dealing with a heroin addiction. But he’s leaving behind a very different legacy. ...

UW-Madison program to study psychoactive drugs in treatment

Apr. 10, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new master’s degree program starting this fall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will prepare students for careers studying the therapeutic effects of psychoactive drugs to treat mental illnesses such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. ...

Evers orders removal of slabs from UW System headquarters

Apr. 09, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers took the unusual step Friday of ordering workers to remove all concrete slabs hanging over the entrances and exists of the University of Wisconsin System headquarters building, days after two slabs fell off the facade and crashed to the sidewalk outside...

UW regents erase excess credit surcharge

Apr. 09, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System leaders eliminated a surcharge Friday for most students who accumulate too many credits. The regents established a policy in 2002 that imposes a surcharge on students who accumulate 165 credits or 30 credits more than...

UW regent committee erases excess credit surcharge

Apr. 08, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) — A University of Wisconsin System regents subcommittee signed off Thursday on a plan to eliminate a surcharge for most system students who accumulate too many credits. The regents established a policy in 2002 that imposes a surcharge on students...

UW students who get vaccinated won't be tested for virus

Apr. 07, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin students who get vaccinated for COVID-19 will no longer have to be tested weekly for the virus under a policy change that interim President Tommy Thompson on Wednesday called an incentive to bolster vaccination rates on campus. ...

UW regents to consider eliminating excess credit surcharge

Apr. 07, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System regents are set to consider eliminating a pricey student surcharge for accumulating too many credits across most system campuses. The regents are scheduled to consider rescinding the policy on all system campuses...

Concrete slab falls off UW System headquarters building

Apr. 07, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System officials lobbying legislators for more than $1 billion for construction and renovations got a talking point Sunday after a concrete slab somehow fell off the system's headquarters building and plunged three stories to the sidewalk below....

Madison to become Wisconsin's 3rd FEMA mass vaccination site

Apr. 06, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The COVID-19 vaccination center at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison will be able to increase the number of doses delivered by 2,100 a week thanks to new staffing support from the federal government starting on Wednesday, Gov. Tony Evers announced. ...