Stories tagged: "higher education"


In this screen image from WisconsinEye, Sen. Roger Roth (R-Appleton), chair of the state Senate Committee on Universities and Technical Colleges, leads a public information hearing on critical race theory.
‘Made-Up Political Outrage’: Republican Legislators Target Efforts to Teach About Historic Racism

Professor responds that students “don’t have to agree with me, but they do have to think.”

UW System Interim President Tommy Thompson, right, and UW-Eau Claire Chancellor James Schmidt pose after using a hammer to ring the bell on a “Smash COVID” carnival game during an event at the university Monday to promote students being vaccinated against the virus. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
‘C’mon, Guys, You Can Do This!’ Former Gov. Thompson Rallies UWEC Students to Smash COVID

UW leader swings a hammer and raises the goal for students to be protected from the coronavirus.

Wisconsin Education Association Council President Ron "Duff" Martin says bills that Republicans claim would ban critical race theory in Wisconsin schools would only serve to whitewash history, including that of his own family. (Screenshot/Zoom)
‘It’s Part of Who I Am’: Education Advocates Slam Bills That Would Whitewash History Classes

Sponsors say discussions of institutional racism and implicit bias will make white people feel bad.

The East Gallery at the Capitol in Madison houses the governor's office. (Photo by Jessica VanEgeren)
As in Any Big Budget, There Are Winners and Losers for Planned State Projects

Evers makes $2.4 billion in capital budget recommendations that the Legislature will subtract, add, or modify.

Prospective UW-Eau Claire students tour campus Friday, wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Masks will be required of students and faculty on campus when classes begin at the university and other UW System campuses in two weeks.
Schools and Universities Worry About Reopening as COVID-19 Test Supplies Again Run Low

Without fast results, a school or campus outbreak is much harder to contain.

Bowman Hall on the campus of University of Wisconsin–Stout
UW Schools Are Planning to Resume In-Person Classes in the Fall

BMOC: Bring Mask on Campus, and other safeguards

Bowman Hall on the campus of University of Wisconsin–Stout
No Matter What Happens, Schools Will Look Different This Fall

Schools and universities try to plan for online learning, in-person social distancing, and no loss in quality of learning.