Distinguished Lecture Series brings David Simon to campus

On Tuesday night David Simon, previous Baltimore Sun crime reporter and writer/producer of The Wire came to speak as a part UW-Milwaukee’s Distinguished Lecture Series. The talk, held in the Wisconsin Room in the Union, was  titled “The Audacity of Despair: The Decline of the American Empire and What’s in it for You…”. While Simon admitted the […]

UWM asks students why they love their school – through social media

#UWMvital is a new social media campaign created by the Budget Communication Committee to be another way for students to share the reasons why UWM is important to them and their future as budget cuts approach. In order to participate, students must pick up one of the black oval stickers that says #UWMvital on it, […]

Student Association election results in, incumbent president replaced

The students of UW-Milwaukee elected Mike Sportiello to be the president of the Student Association at UWM for the 2015-16 school year. The results show that Sportiello won with 20 percent more votes than the incumbent president Ryan Sorenson. “I’m am sad that the outcome didn’t come out in our favor,” Sorenson said in a statement […]

Mone discusses merging academic programs with other campuses to address budget

UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone again suggested consolidating with other campuses as an option for slimming the UW System budget, but this time he said academic programs from different campuses could also merge, in addition to Human Resource departments. During a Milwaukee Press Club luncheon featuring the chancellor Wednesday, Mone said that he is delighted to see others […]

Student Association 2015 Elections: Who’s who?

The election for Student Association begin today, and polls are open until midnight on April 16. Meet the candidates running to represent students at UW-Milwaukee. Presidential Candidates Here are talks from the presidential candidates during the kick-off event beginning with Franco Ferrante: Ryan Sorenson is a junior studying political science, and serves as the current president […]

Bublr Bikes to hit UWM campus

Bublr Bikes, the City of Milwaukee’s bike share program, is set to come to the UWM campus by the beginning of the 2015 fall semester. Bublr Bikes launched in 2014 and uses a suite of stations placed throughout the city. The locations of the bike stations are determined by population density and other factors. Bikes […]

UWM reveals retirement incentive package, other cut initiatives

UW-Milwaukee administrators officially revealed their retirement incentive package along with a series of initiatives which may be implemented to help mitigate any damage the proposed budget cut may bring. During today’s budget forum Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administrative affairs Robin Van Harpen discussed the proposed Voluntary Separation Incentive Plan (VISP) that would allow faculty and […]

UPASS to Deactivate During Summer Months

Attention all bus riders: the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) will be deactivating all UPASS MCards for UWM students on May 22 to mark the end of the Spring 2015 semester. It is important that all students keep their current MCards throughout the summer until the Fall 2015 semester begins. The cards will be reactivated […]

Michigan professor explains experience of Portuguese immigrants

The Portuguese and Spanish Department along with the Department of Africology at UWM continued its celebration of the Year of the Humanities with a lecture titled Lisbon Stories from Professor Fernando Arenas of the University of Michigan. The College of Letters and Science as well as the centers for International Studies and Latin American and […]

SA presidential candidates debate budget cuts, parking & student outreach

Candidates for the Student Association presidency met in the Wisconsin room of the Union Thursday Evening for a formal debate. Current president Ryan Sorenson is challenged by student senators Mike Sportiello and Franco Ferrante. Important issues discussed at the debate included the initiatives and roles they planned to take as president in light of the […]