UW-Madison Campus

US immigration policies, politics deter international graduate students, but UW still sees increase in enrollment

An increase from 671 to 725 international graduate students was seen between fall 2016 and fall 2017

City of Madison

Man arrested after chasing, spraying victims with fire extinguisher

Suspect had been drinking, was taken into custody for two accounts of disorderly conduct

City of Madison

Woman is attacked after witnessing suspect enter unlocked Uber car

The suspect fled the scene before MPD arrived

UW-Madison Campus

Results of UW Athletic Department health, safety review suggest need for improved mental health services

Nearly 700 student-athletes, 400 staff members participated in in-person interviews, health, safety surveys

UW-Madison Campus

UW renews participation in AAU sexual misconduct, assault campus climate survey

Previous survey, conducted in 2015, led to creation of sexual assault awareness training programs

UW-Madison Campus

SSFC votes to fund Campus Women’s Center for two years

SSFC also held eligibility hearing for MEChA, which promotes higher education, culture and history of Chicanx community on campus


Public Service Commission reviews Madison Water Utility’s proposed $7 monthly increase for local customers

Of the 900 miles of underground water mains, Madison Water Utility estimates 300 must be replaced at a cost of $1.5 million per mile

State of Wisconsin

Health care coverage extended to transgender state employees after 5-4 vote by GIB

Longtime ban lifted, benefits for state employees will take effect Jan. 1, 2019


UW mourns death of Susan Brandscheid, “iconic presence” in SJMC

Brandscheid served as SJMC advisor for 40 years, was committed advocate for SJMC graduate students

City of Madison

Suspect used racial slurs, death threats against black officer after incident at downtown bar

Suspect claimed he had just lost his son, said he had gun on him, but officers determined both were lies

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