UW System president vows to resign if he cannot maintain budget, staff tenure

UW-System president Ray Cross pledged to resign his position in the event that he is unable to secure a reduction in the Governors proposed $300 million budget cut or to maintain fundamental chapter 36 protections such as tenure and shared governance he said today when addressing the campus at UW-Milwaukee Cross’ remark was prompted by a […]

UWM considers furloughs, out of state tuition increases in face of budget cuts

The Academic Planning and Budget Committee talked about the possibility of furloughs as a viable solution for UW-Milwaukee in the possibility of massive budget cuts during their last meeting. According to Robin Van Harpen the university could generate about $6 million from furloughs, and faculty and staff would find a 3 percent decrease in salary depending […]

NWQ to move toward a payment system

If you drive to campus, chances are you’ve tried to park for free in the Northwest Quadrant (NWQ) or Pavilion. Starting in the 2015-16 academic year, free parking on campus will be limited to the Pavilion’s fourth and fifth floors. The 700 car parking structure in the NWQ is moving to a payment system in […]

UWM professor developing new test for ebola virus

A UWM professor is developing a sensor that will be able to test for the Ebola virus in seconds with just your saliva. Dr. Junhong Chen, a mechanical engineering professor of 12 years at UWM, has received a nearly $100,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop this test. This sensor uses the […]

Campus gathers to write to state legislators

The sounds of pens scratching blank pieces of paper filled the room as faculty, students, and alumni gathered in the Wisconsin Room to write letters to state legislators to oppose the proposed cuts to the UW System. This event, organized by the Budget Communication Task Force, gave members of UW-Milwaukee the opportunity to voice their […]

The State of Milwaukee: Mayor Tom Barrett gives annual State of the City address

As Mayor Tom Barrett sees it, Milwaukee is on a roll. The mayor gave the 2015 State of the City Address at Alverno College early Monday morning, and the word of day was momentum. Barrett expressed his resounding support for Gov. Scott Walker’s jock tax to fund a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks as […]

S.A.F.E. Alerts and Timely Warnings: What is Keeping UWM Safe?

It was around 1 a.m. on the intersection of Bradford Ave. and Murray Ave. as UW-Milwaukee student Zoe Parmeter walked home after a night of light drinking at a friend’s house. Having just finished chauffeuring two drunken friends back to their Eastside apartment, Parmeter decided to skip the bus and walk home. The night was a brisk but refreshing […]

Less is more for 2015-16 seg. fees: Union restoration and Bublr bikes budgeted for

The Student Association’s Senate Finance Committee passed the 2015-16 segregated fees budget, which plans for new initiatives throughout campus such as Union restoration and Bublr bike stations. Each student will pay $668.60 in segregated fees for each semester in the 2015-16 school year, which about $20 more than the current school year’s. The committee originally […]