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12:18 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

UW Scientist: We Need to Stay Within Certain Boundaries to Maintain Civilization

Dr. Stephen Carpenter was awarded the 2011 Stockholm Water Prize for his study of how lake ecosystems are affected by the surrounding landscape and by human activities.
Credit S Bence

Dr. Stephen Carpenter, of UW-Madison, is one of 18 international authors sharing the message that humans are impacting the world's ecosystems and changes must be made to ensure life on Earth continues.

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Education
11:52 am
Fri January 30, 2015

UW System Faculty Upset Over Walker Suggestion About Workload

Back in March 2011, people gathered at UWM's Spaight's Plaza protesting Walker's cuts to public education.
Credit marctasman, flickr

Gov. Walker said several times, after calling for deep funding cuts in the UW System in exchange for autonomy, that faculty might need to work more.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Governor Walker Has Storied History of Slashing Public Education

Gov. Scott Walker this week proposed a huge cut to the UW System
Credit Eric Thayer/Getty Images

Gov. Scott Walker is again taking aim at public education.

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Economy & Business
1:00 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Milwaukee-area Mattress Store Tries "Employee-Free" Showrooms

"Hassless Mattress" is attempting to lure customers by offering an employee-free shopping experience.
Credit Erin Toner

A Milwaukee-area company says it's removing the hassle from mattress shopping, by removing the employees.

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Education
2:00 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Meet Wisconsin's New Poet Laureate: Kimberly Blaeser

Tom Luljak and Kimberly Blaeser
Credit Jon Strelecki

Every two years, the State of Wisconsin names one person to serve as Wisconsin’s Poet Laureate.

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Education
1:47 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

UWM Chancellor "Deeply Disturbed" By Potential 13% State Budget Cut

Chancellor Mark Mone
Credit University of Wisconsin System

Chancellor Mark Mone says UWM has absorbed 12 years' worth of cuts and is operating as one of the leanest research universities in the country.

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Arts & Culture
1:34 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Poetry: Haikus Of A Sort

Credit jedydjah / Flickr

Nothing makes me live
more in the moment than to
take an Italian train.

Oily duck birth, shell
a cracked, gleaming world, stained legs
hazels, mice furrow.

Slowly, I become
Louisiana swamp land,
uncharted gators.

Rotten splinter burn
in the foxgloves and zinnias
the leaves call home wet.

The poodles got dead.
Why did she tell us that?

What vanishes?
Water to the never here.
Aunt Max in the black dirt.

Absurd cat banished
Tabby colors cold varnish
pennies coppered her mouth.

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Regional
11:57 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Milwaukee Tries - And Fails - To Beautify Public Spaces

This triangle bus stop at the intersection of S. Kinnickinnic Ave., E. Lincoln Ave. and S. Howell Ave. in Bay View was originally deemed a beautification project. Some critics and neighborhood residents would object to such a term.
Credit Tom Bamberger

Historically, Milwaukee’s public projects – from the Bronze Fonz to The Calling (the sculpture at the end of Wisconsin Avenue) - have not been without their controversy.

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Politics & Government
11:49 am
Thu January 29, 2015

WI Legislature Continues To Push For Change In The State Supreme Court

Credit Kevin Lau / Flickr

It’s been a busy week for big announcements by lawmakers.

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Education
10:32 am
Thu January 29, 2015

UW System President Freezes Hiring, Pay Raises, Travel

UWM
Credit Adelie Freyja Annabel, Flickr

UW System President Ray Cross is ordering cost-saving moves, in light of Gov. Walker's plan to cut funding for the system by 13%, while freezing tuition.

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