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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. We're going to spend the last few minutes today talking about some new ideas about race and ethnicity in this country. In a few minutes, we'll hear about a new book that examines how pop culture figures like Jay-Z and Denzel Washington play with and possibly change our ideas about what it means to be a black man in America.

Rutgers University officials are welcoming the arrival of new athletic director Julie Hermann as the beginning of a new era, as the school seeks to rebound from the turmoil that recently engulfed its athletics department.

Walker Seeks Tuition Freeze

May 16, 2013

Gov. Scott Walker wants to freeze tuition at UW system schools for the next two years.  The change is part of an amended budget request the Walker administration has submitted to the Joint Finance Committee.   The Governor also wants to cut an increase in UW system funding from $181 million to about $87 million. The changes come after news surfaced that the UW system had a $650 million surplus. Changes in the new budget proposal would lower the UW system reserve fund by $136 million.

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How can restorative justice practices used by countries after periods of disruption help reduce bad behavior in our schools?

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.

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