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(Press)ed for Freedom: As U.S. erupts with protests in wake of George Floyd death, debate on press rights ignites as journalists covering events face police violence

Madison journalists, journalism students weigh in on what current treatment of press means to them, UW professors discuss legal rights


Crisis Within Crisis: racial inequities in COVID-19 are devastating black people in Wisconsin

As growing body of coronavirus data highlights racial inequities, minorities question when change will come


Chancellor Blank on COVID-19, UW

As UW adjusts to online delivery during COVID-19, Blank discusses UW emergency procedure, university finances, virtual commencement


A [fe]male-dominated field: While more women continue to go into journalism, barriers still present

Much progress has been made for female journalists, but in 2020, there are obstacles left to face


Complex Spaces: As political polarization, politicization of identity increases, UW attempts to balance free speech, inclusivity on campus

Offensive speech is free speech, causing students, experts to debate its place on campus


Sex[Positive] Education: With no federal mandates on sex ed, students receive vastly different information, affects college experience

Due to a lack of federal sex education mandate, information differs, affects college experience


A Battleground State: As Wisconsin’s primary looms near, ideological divides on left, unified support on right provides backdrop for 2020 election

As 2020 candidates are weeded out, those who remain fight to be their party nominee come November


Shattering the Silence: Student organizations pave way for sexual violence prevention, survivor support on campus

Even during pandemic, activists turn negative experiences into positive change, offer help to peers


A Cause for Paws: Students turn to four-legged friends in times of stress

As students face mental health disorders, therapy animals, emotional support animals provide relief


A CRISPR Conundrum: With the advancement of gene editing technology, ethical challenges emerge for researchers, policymakers

As debate rages on about just how far is too far, UW balances research, public opinion, policy