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Rheanne Tibbits

The UWM Honors College offered a class this spring called #BlackLivesMatter.

The movement – and hashtag, began in 2013 after a white Florida man was acquitted of shooting to death, Trayvon Martin, a black teen who had been walking through the neighborhood.

The final assignment of the UWM course was to create art about the Black Lives Matter movement.

On Mitchell Hall’s white gallery walls, works of art reveal what the words “black lives matter” mean to the students who took the UWM class that explored issues of race in America.

Troye Fox

UW-Milwaukee is celebrating.

It’s now considered an “R1” university. The rating means UWM is classified at the highest level of research activity.

It joins the ranks of about 100 other powerhouse colleges and universities, including Duke and Yale. For a long time, the only Wisconsin school designated as a top research university has been UW-Madison.

"It's a big deal," says Tom Luljak, UWM's Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Communications.

What does the new designation mean for the university?

UWM Officials Announce Buyout Program

Apr 14, 2015
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UW-Milwaukee officials on Monday explained details of a new buyout offer for employees. The plan encourages faculty and staff who are close to retirement to leave early.

The campus stands to lose as much as $40 million in state aid over the next two years, if lawmakers approve Gov. Walker’s budget. One way UWM is looking to deal with the shortfall is through a buyout program.

Chancellor Mark Mone says the university will offer the deal to about 300 of its 4,500 employees.

Peck School of the Arts

In the history of modern dance in America, Trisha Brown holds a special place. 

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Mark Mone became UW-Milwaukee’s new chancellor this week.

Bob Evans Farms

Steven Davis has come a long way since he grew up holding part-time jobs in Milwaukee supermarkets.  

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Today, Malala Yousafzai won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, along with longtime activist against child labor Kailash Satyarthi.

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Over the summer on Lake Effect, Milwaukee financier and philanthropist Sheldon Lubar talked about the importance of a strong business school in the community - in this case, the one that carries his name.  

S Bence

Restoring Milwaukee's inner harbor, both environmentally and economically, is a top priority in the city's ReFreshMKE sustainability plan. A handful of people want to help jump start the project.

The university hopes its new method accommodates students who need to pass math, in order to graduate.

UWM and the Wisconsin Center District have agreed on a 10-year deal,  renaming the downtown venue and securing it for the men's basketball team.

This week, UWM is holding a sustainability symposium.

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Outgoing Chancellor Mike Lovell has been connected to high-profile projects off campus, such as the School of Freshwater Sciences and the School of Public Health.

John Holman

Despite UWM's loss, several people say Lovell's move seems like a win for Milwaukee.

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Michael Lovell, the current chancellor of UW-Milwaukee, will become the first lay leader in Marquette’s 133-year history.

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