Education

Milwaukeeans Graduating into Debt

May 10, 2013
Faith Lenard

May is a watershed month for graduating college students. Another will approach in six months, when those entering the work world must begin repaying student loans.

Americans carry more student debt than credit card debt, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The UW System calculates the average undergraduate debt at more than $30,000.

Three UWM seniors realize they owe, although none seems sure of how much.

Have you heard of Raspberry Pi?

Not the dessert, but rather a small computer that’s been on the market a few years.

Jon Strelecki

Neal Pease, Professor of History, talks with Tom Luljak about the effect and influence of the Papacy throughout history and including the recent events, such as the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the election of Pope Francis.

Ann-Elise Henzl

The U.S. Department of Justice is warning Wisconsin that its school choice or voucher program cannot discriminate against students with disabilities.

Despite recent headlines about a cash surplus at UW System campuses, UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mike Lovell explains that current cash balances are invested in strategic priorities that have been openly discussed and approved by the Board of Regents. Also, various efforts by UWM to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in the community.

Next week, Milwaukee will host its first TEDx event – TED, standing for technology, entertainment and design. TED conferences are motivational gatherings that have been taking place across the country since 1990, but seem to be growing in popularity, lately.

Wisconsin is not the first state to question its universities’ books according to Kevin Kiley, a reporter with the online publication Inside Higher Education. Kiley says other states have also assumed they’ve stumbled upon a surplus, then learned otherwise.

Jon Strelecki

Over the past year UWM has been celebrating the Year of the Arts as the Peck School of the Arts observes its 50th anniversary. The only school of the arts in the University of Wisconsin, the Peck School has produced an amazing group of graduates who have gone on to enrich the world with their work. On this edition of UWM Today, we meet two UWM Peck school graduates who are truly at the top of their game.

Jon Strelecki

This year, for the 12th time, a Sheboygan-based furniture manufacturer will construct a full-scale prototype of a chair designed by a UWM freshman.

Jon Strelecki

Adrienne Bass, Associate Vice Chancellor for Alumni Relations, describes what drew her to UWM and her plans for the UWM Alumni Association and UWM alumni community.

Many of us know that Civil Rights icon Rosa Parks refused to give up a seat on a municipal bus in Montgomery, Alabama – an incident that resulted in her arrest and sparked a year-long boycott of the bus system there.

UWM's New Athletic Director

Apr 4, 2013

UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mike Lovell discusses the appointment of Amanda Braun as the new Athletic Director and the expectations for her in this position. Also, the Chancellor was invited to Iowa State University to discuss collaborations between universities and industry. Plus, the findings of a study on how freshman who attend UWM from out of the state view the campus and the community.

For more than thirty years, the library of the American Geographical Society has resided within the Golda Meir library at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  One key artifact in that library is a scroll representing the history of one family from the Zapotec culture in Mexico. 

  When you look around Milwaukee and see how the city's architecture has evolved over the last 20 years, pause for a moment to consider the fact many of the best building projects have, in some way, been touched by the Dean of UWM's School of Architecture and Urban Planning - Bob Greenstreet. On this episode of UWM Today, Bob Greenstreet talks about how he is being awarded the 2013 Topaz Medallion of Excellence in Architectural Education by the American Institute of Architects and the Associate of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.

Jon Strelecki

  Sara Krajewski is the director of Inova (Institute of Visual Art), the contemporary art gallery and research center of the Peck School of the Arts at UWM. On UWM Today, she discusses the prestigious Curatorial Fellowship from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts that she was awarded, her research in connection with the fellowship and how it may influence Inova’s future. Sara also covers current and upcoming exhibitions and how those exhibitions relate to UWM’s Year of the Arts.

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