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Blank links faculty retention issues, fall in research ranking to UW System budget cuts

In a Dec. 2 interview with The Badger Herald, Chancellor Rebecca Blank talks about increasing the number of in-state students, sexual assault, and diversity on campus. Story by MARGARET DUFFEY AND EMILY NEINFELDT. University of Wisconsin Chancellor Rebecca Blank has had … Read More

A Taste of Freedom A UW professor unearths a missing chapter in the history of civil rights By Meghan Lepisto ’03, MS’04 Photos by Bryce Richter -

A Taste of Freedom: UW professor unearths a missing chapter in the history of civil rights

Their salvation would be pickles. That was the decision of a group of farmers in Sumter County, Alabama, who were struggling financially. But when they tried to purchase cucumber seeds from a local merchant, the seller refused. The growers eventually obtained seeds, but at harvest, the area’s two pickle companies refused to buy produce from them: they were African Americans. Read More

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City of Madison recognizes the historical trauma and how it still reverberates today, so that healing can take place and progress can be made; and, BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby affirm and proclaim that the fourth Friday of November be known as Ho-Chunk Day.

City of Madison Honors First Nation with Official “Ho-Chunk Day”

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin and the Madison Common Council voted unanimously and affirmed and proclaimed a day in honor of the Ho-Chunk people at last week’s Common Council meeting. Now through perpetuity, the fourth Friday in November is officially “Ho-Chunk Day” in the City of Madison. This day will be concurrent to “Ho-Chunk Day” in the Ho-Chunk Nation. Alder Denise … Read More

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